Friday, August 2, 2013

Headline Makers

Two party faithfuls made the news, albeit not for reasons to cheer about.

The former MP of Joo Chiat Constituency was  fined $2,000 and disqualified from driving for 12 months for DUI (drink driving). “It was totally not intended at all, I made a wrong decision of driving there… it was due to my carelessness,” was how he explained maneuvering his vehicle into a police checkpoint and failing the breath analyzer test. Chan Soo Sen has been sore even since he was dropped from the 2011 GE sweepstakes race, and often seen at Hokkien clan gatherings imbibing huge amounts of strong liquor and belting out at the karaoke mike. His drinking buddy was recently hospitalised for suspected alcoholic poisoning.

The other (existing) MP will go down in history as the man who let Mas Selamat Kastari go out through the toilet window. Andrew Kuan - remember that presidential candidate hopeful? - always said Wong is a hard man. Ever popular with his grassroots leaders, he just happened to be at the right place at the right time. He was inducted at the same time as Lee Hsien Loong. And since latter was made minister of state immediately after the elections, someone else had to promoted quickly too. Else the rumour mill will be rife with accusations of cronyism and nepotism. The press statement said Wong will need 2 months to recover from a operation to "remove a small lesion from his liver". The poor guy lives in morbid fear of the "c" word. He lost his mother, and two sisters were visited with the incurable disease.

In the 2013 American romantic drama "Before Midnight", Celine (Julie Delpy) tells her husband Jesse (Ethan Hawke) about a friend who found out he had leukemia, and the first thought that came to his mind was relief. Before the discovery, he always had to worry about money. And he was like, great, now he had more than enough money to live the next 9 months. Never doubt the power of positive thinking.

23 comments:

  1. Note the MSM headlines proclaiming the the 'ex-MP' was convicted of drink driving.Should they not proclaim 'ex-minister'? No wonder David Marshall called them prostitutes.

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    1. If David Marshall was alive today, he will probably turn up at HongLim Park in a wheel chair and address the MSM as "worse than prostitutes and where the hell is Harry?"

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    2. The connotation of ex-minister is obvious. Only PAP MPs can be ministers, so everyone knows at once which pig sty they originated. As for MPs, well, we have WP and SDP MPS over the years, so the stink is presumably not so obvious. Or so the MSM thinks with such attempted cleansing.

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  2. Tattler, how come you know so much??? I am intrigued. Keep writing. Singaporeans need their own version of wikileaks.

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    1. I think Tattler is just warming up, saving his best for last, like maybe after GE2016.

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    2. Ah! Tatler, we really love you! Must read your every post!

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  3. One can drink and can sing, the other cannot drink and can't sing. It takes all sorts to make up this red dot, never a dull moment.

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    1. All clowns from the PAP circus. More to come!

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  4. So, the self proclaimed incorruptibles are like regular men; fond of wine, women, song & gambling. Hahaha...I've been fooled for a long time.

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    1. Now it is becoming obvious why cleaning up the sleaze in Joo Chiat was never a priority for ChanSooSen when he was the MP for the area. Perhaps his drinking kakis were frequenting many of the joints in JooChiat .

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    2. That is the MP that made the entire Joo Chiat 乌烟瘴气 serves him right to be 'cleaned out' of the constitution.

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  5. correct me but i notice that the state paper downplay his role as former minister by censoring that info. i didn't even know that he is former minister until now. Did anyone notice that or did i miss the info ?

    contrast this with from yahoo
    "He also previously served as the Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Trade and Industry and the Prime Minister's Office."

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    1. look it did from some articles but all way down the article. look like giving info as a ex-minister is irrelevant as long as it sound like shit to the ruling party.

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    2. At least Wikipedia is up to date with the charges.
      But maybe somebody can volunteer to input the additional portfolios too.

      And while you're at it, please also update Mr Yaacob Ibrahim's Internet censorship regulation has resulted in a protest at hong lim park. History must record such events (which are factual) as posterity for future generation to learn from. The youth can look back 20 years from now and laugh at these dinosaurs.

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    3. I would go as far as documenting Singapore history from WWII to today. It has been heavily censored by LKY and the PAP government. The recently released British classified archives showed some past history that has never been made available by the PAP government.

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  6. Interestingly, he said he couldn't get a taxi..thus the bad decision to drive. LTA or the taxi associations should be held responsible for their consistent failure to provide taxis on demand. Big fail..enough said. It's become an international Jokes among expats (and I'm sure locals too) in case they are still living in their bubble world.

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  7. Say No to PAPig's nuclear power policy for Singapore.

    Here's why:
    "Fukushima's nuclear contamination worsens"
    SOURCE:
    http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/2013-08-01/fukushima-worse-you-know

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  8. Chan was not "dropped" from GE 2011, that hum sap lo smooched his way out himself. But old fart never like anyone who has no weakness, something he learnt from the Indon chinese tycoons. When he needs to press the eject button on any of them, the honey trap will be laid and down they go. As for the other short ass, he was not promoted because of fear of special privilege for the corwn prince, but because short ass was also familee, distant but still familee.

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    1. Looks like WongKS, MahBT, PeelipYeo are giving short asses a very bad reputation, they become a menace when given authority.

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    2. Errr... Short asses started 2 world wars! Napoleon stsrted WW1 abd Hitler started WW2. Deng opened up China and crushed their students at Tien Ah Meng Sq. They created lots of havoc so to speak.

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  9. WKS didn't have to worry if money will last him for any duration. People will be interested to know if his liver surgery cost is also $8 or better.

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  10. So the harmonically challenged tone deaf MP won't be there at the NDP ceremony. Rumours are rife that the elder statesman also cannot make it, what with his peripheral neuropathy and other ailments, and the bookies are doing a roaring trade. Recall his unlikely appearance last year? Either way, many segments of SinCity will heave a sigh of relief, depending on which camp you belong.

    Another headline - come September 16, he is no longer an Octogenarian, he becomes a Nonagenarian. A quite appropriate term, don't you think, considering he has done nothing of note lately, except a book or two. Heard his latest is titled "One Man's View Of The World", a 400 page tome, launching on Aug 6. A must read, for his die hard, hard truths, groupies.

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  11. Had the drink driver been from say WP, you can bet your ass that ST's headline would be "WP MP caught drink driving".

    Reading ST article on Chan, one gets the impression that his offense was no fault of his. He blamed the charity organiser for inviting him, he implied tgat drinking red wine was

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