Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Family Secrets

This was what Inderjit Singh posted in his Facebook account:
Nothing really spectacular, just an honest man speaking his honest mind. So why is he so squeamish about his critical vote on the Population White Paper? He also wrote that, "I also did not agree with the 6.9m, and especially the additional 500K to 800K new PRs and citizens." Will the real Inderjit Singh please stand up?

Hounded by the many who wanted to know if he should check in at the Institute of Mental Health, he remains opaque about revealing his schizophrenic tendencies on that voting day. He now admits he was in Parliament on Black Friday, but still did not want to say if he had intentionally left the chamber before the vote. In other words, he was absent and he was not absent, like Khaw Boon Wan saying the public housing prices are de-linked and not de-linked from the resale market. Maybe he soiled his pants when Low Thia Khiang made the surprise call for a division in the house, and provided a convenient alibi to be in the toilet cubicle at the crucial moment. Either that, or he would have been called to the woodshed later on for his earlier "hard-hitting speech". He even declined to comment on whether he had considered an abstention on the motion, which was the escape route taken by the Nominated Member of Parliament who is a well known publicity seeker for his prolific political commentaries. As the Bard puts it, these guys are full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

Unless Inderjit Singh follows the George Yeo escape to paradise to a foreign country, we may never know the truth. In his book, "Governance in Singapore", now available at the Lee Kong Chian Reference Library, Ross Worthington has a phrase for this type of behavior: "continuing to subscribe to the tenet of all secrets staying within the PAP family."

32 comments:

  1. As someone has said, it could have been a ruse, so that people will think PAP MPs can be independent minded.

    Which is mostly not true.

    So what if it is - there's the Whip...

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    1. The Whip`s job, amongst other things, if to go out of the Chamber and bring MPs back to vote.

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    2. If you got to go, you got to go.
      To the toilet or out of Parliament in 2016, make no difference. White is out and colours are in fashion!

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  2. There is a saying - stand up and be counted. We are winessing the typical Singaporean in action. Like you say- all sound and fury signifying nothing. But then the economic and social consequences can be great, either way. Stay with the FamiLEE(as cheeky disrepectful netizens put it) and you could have it good.Oppose them and you could be "fixed".

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    1. hear hear . so very true....

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  3. Inderjit Singh was INSIDE the parliament.
    So this means he was not within 200 meters of parliament.

    Since he was not within 200 meters of parliament, how can he be physically present to vote?

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    1. Wow! Sure need the CJ to rule on this.

      Get your point, mate. When is double-speak a western monopoly. Right here,in SIN Land, within is not inside. Guess, the correct term would be "in Chamber, or not , my Honorable MP Singh ?"

      Incidentally, I was told "Singh" denote bravery or something of that nature, no ?

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    2. good one!!

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    3. Alamak. In that case, look like we have wronged Singh. Singh, please forgive the Sinners. We Sinners will repent by rejecting our faith on Singh's party in next election.

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  4. Quotet "As the Bard puts it, these guys are full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."

    You forgot to add "It's a tale told by an idiot" ..... full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

    KNLBCCB! KNN! Langgar!

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    1. The World is only stage and we are the actors(both genders), so is Inderjit..
      It is just that Singh acts better and gets into the Cabinet while lousy actors are carefare envying Inderjit that is all.
      The Bard himself was an actor, what is the big deal?

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  5. "Demography, not democracy, will be the most critical factor for security in the 21st century"

    LKY way back in 2005 has already said about the displacement program he had in mind, subsequently repeated ad nausea by his Party and Sons. What's new under the sun? If he's not talking about eugenics on races, he's talking about his people's talents or other people's talents. Has everyone been sleeping?

    http://belfercenter.ksg.harvard.edu/publication/22709/development.html

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  6. Even Pope Benedict XVI has stepped down
    citing his advance age (85) that he lacked strength to do his job properly. The first in 600 years! He must have gotten a serious tap on the shoulder when he woke up that morning to call for the urgent press conference. Unlike here, the leeder has every intention to bring his secrets and watch the end of his empire all the way to the end. We'll just have to leave it to divine order don't we?

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    1. "You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain."

      Pope Benedict XVI is very wise to step down at the height of his popularity and achievement.
      Just like Nelson Mandela who only served one term as President of South Africa.

      No point overstaying your welcome.
      And destroying your legacy in the process.

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    2. Who is Pope Benedict ? pape supporters only know Pape Lee . Long live Pape Lee. Long live the King, Long live the emperor, Long live the monarchy, Long Live the dynasty.

      Pape Lee, Pape Lee, Pape Lee, Huat Ah with millions dollars salary.

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    3. Erh, who is Pope Lee? I thought they were going for an African Pope. How did that Lee guy get the job? Must get CPIB to investigate leh.

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    4. You mean god is stepping into the Pope's....?

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  7. indira gandhi had absolute trust in her choice of bodyguards too .... for better or worst?

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  8. If you look at the video of his infamous parliament speech, you'll notice in the first half, when he was "speaking from his heart", his tone was soft and he was looking at his script frequently. During the second half, when he started the usual bashing of Workers Party's proposal, he was at ease and can look up and talk naturally without looking at his script. Now you know why he did not vote.

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  9. just to share and be very frank with all..........i knew Singh when I was working for a stat board many years ago............he came across as a decent man and was quite open and vocal on certain govt policies.........he is I am sure on a dilemma now and mark my works may step down in 2016......

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    1. But I thot all PAP MPs are independent thinkers?
      That they are their own men?
      That they will never let their high salary cause them to compromise their values?

      See Lim Boon Heng making his stand and being his own man below:

      http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne+News/Singapore/Story/A1Story20110411-273063.html

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    2. lick an ice cream

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  10. Everyone should learn from GY and escaped from paradise. Is he entitled to any state pensions? Maybe that should be stopped.

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    1. It's a joke if Singapore is paying him a pension to go advise HK leaders, our closest competitor.

      It only serves to prove that our PAP leaders are only interested in money, money & more money.

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    2. George Yeo did keep his promise.
      He reformed a part of PAP by leaving PAP.

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  11. http://harishpillay.wordpress.com/2013/02/13/walk-the-talk/

    Well summarised by this blogger. Inderjit Singh should have followed through his words with actions. Whereas those who aren't subjected to Party whip, they are just whimps when they refuse to take a stand.

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  12. nuthin but a yella bellied COWARD

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  13. By calling for a division in Parliament, LTK exposes the true colors of people like Inderjit and EugeneTan. These guys are hypocrites!!!!!Inderjit was clearly in Parliament on Friday when the vote of taken but he somehow mysteriously absent from the vote. eugene tan is equally worse, he did not even have the balls to make a stand.

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    1. What about those absent NMPs and NCMPs.
      Collecting salary from Singaporean taxpayers.
      But not willing to be present and be counted when it mattered most.

      Isn't it time they resigned?
      Since it's clear they represent nobody but themselves?

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  14. Mr Singh was born in India. So even foreign born citizens are against the idea.

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