Monday, April 8, 2013

More Waste Of Time

In the above scene from "Zero Dark Thirty" CIA agent Maya (Jessica Chastain) wrote on the glass partition the number of days elapsed since the Osama hide-away in Abbottabad was found. She's hopping mad no action plan had yet to materialise.

Certainly more than 21 days have gone by since Lee Hsien Loong called for a Ministry of National Development (MND) inquiry in January on the problematic Action Information Management (AIM) saga. The inactivity only prompts others to ask more basic questions like: “As AIM is a company that was set up by members of the PAP, is it in the public interest to task a Ministry that is headed by the chairman of the PAP to assess the integrity of its transactions?”

If you go further back to the December note by Teo Ho Pin on the sorry episode, more time have been wasted. Enough time for characters involved to cover their tracks. People like the high achiever (Deputy Director, Enterprise Software Group of NCS Pte Ltd) who used to boast in his LinkedIn CV that the deal with Chandra Das' $2 outfit amounted to as much as $30 million from the Singapore Town Council, and included a software licence hitting $5 million.

It is taking so long, a new deal worth $16 million has been awarded to Japanese firm NEC Asia Pacific in April. The subject who should have been under the microscope of the MND, Teo Ho Pin, was allowed to splurge more millions on software from the Town Council funds. Teo said, “The new system is more cost-effective, thus saving maintenance cost for town councils and our residents." Is that a confession that the old system was not cost -effective, and a sheer waste of money collected from the residents?"

For sheer tardiness, the investigation of Shane Todd's death in June 2012 has to be a new record setter. It took the February 2013 report of the Financial Times newspaper to dig spurs into the local police to come up with a better explanation. Even with US Senators piling on the pressure, the State Coroner has scheduled the inquiry only to start on May 13, 2013. Lots of powerful people seem to be taking their own sweet time. Maybe their equally powerful paychecks should be suspended until the answers are forthcoming. For these guys, it's not simply another day, another dollar. It's more like another day, another $1,000 in the bank.

13 comments:

  1. Standard PAP tactic. Sitting on it. Out of sight, out of mind.

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    1. no PAP stooges coming out calling for 'coming clean with the people?'

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    2. Instead of CBF, they have another set of rules for themselves. Dearer, Slower, Lousier. Or DSL in short. Three legs better than two?

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  2. My guess is that indeed no wrongdoing has been found. But it's difficult to inform today's public without some kind of suspicion or outrage. It's a sensitive topic and not many people understand the intricacies of business arrangements.

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    1. And I have a bridge I would like to sell you, if interested just "PM" me... lol

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    2. It takes a bigger lie to cover the current one. They need more time to spin each time they create one.

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  3. Singaporeans have forgotten AIMGATE oredi.

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  4. Hopefully we will get the answers, in the end. However we will have to wait forever for answers to questions like:
    How much does a HDB flat cost to build,
    How much did Temasek and GIC lose and what are the sizes of these funds, etc...
    GIC just lost US$600 million in a New York real estate deal.

    You want Transparency and Accountability in this gahment? Wait till the mahs and khaws come home.

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  5. This is no good for PM. No one seems to care about his directives. Is one ear in and out from the other one. I do hope I am wrong. And if I were wrong, something terrible must have happened to AIMgate. Someone just could not find the politically correct coverup to fool the people. How? Any suggestion to help AMD?

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  6. PAP is quick to incriminate others like those PRC bus drivers who had a strike but slow and forgetful when it incriminates them (e.g., AIM).

    Typical hypocrites. Just vote them out in GE2016.

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  7. Some blow jobs done on some mps? how come the gov spent taxpayers money on software stuff like water? but when comes to welfare, the gov always reject, reluntant or impossible.

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  8. When one takes a Iook at both the Tey & Palmer cases and compare their fates,one just can‘t help thinking that PAP seems to measure their guilt by the amount of hate they have towards them even though both may have committed the same kind of indiscretions。As to why they never had to expose any red sofa in Palmer's case to begin with,it has everything to do with PAP's brand of hard truths,isn't it? That kind that never be reveaIed in broad dayLight?

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  9. That sheer tardiness is sheer incredulity.

    If it is a simple suicide case, why does it take 1 freaking year to do and complete an Inquiry? What do you think would have happened already to all the evidence? If I were the parents of Shane Todd, I will just exhume his body and re-do an autopsy test. This is unbelievably stupid, arrogant and perhaps deliberate hindrance of justice.

    Just another cheap innocent life that is expendable, unfortunately for Dr Todd caught in the fire.

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