Thursday, July 30, 2015

Hiccups At The Starting Line

Minister for Defence Ng Eng Hen thought he could simply call the shots for how the imminent general election would be run when he boasted on Sunday (Jul 26), "No Mr Lee Kuan Yew to tell us what's a better choice, no Mr Lee Kuan Yew to tell us, give comments on the choice that we make." He declared that new candidates will be formally introduced after National Day weekend, and the plan was for retiring members of parliament (MPs) to help introduce their successors.

Well, it would appear not everything is going according to plan. Indranee Rajah of Tanjong Pagar GRC introduced her "sister" according to her own schedule, officially unveiling the new face of Joan Pereira during a walkabout at Bukit Merah View Market on the very same Sunday Ng spoke. And Inderjit Singh had to post his farewell on Facebook way ahead of everybody else. Ng didn't take that initiative too kindly,
"We want to handle the retirement of our MPs more smoothly and I would prefer a more deliberate and a dignified manner.
You can post your retirement on Facebook, but I think as an MP who has served 15, 20, even 30 years - that's not the best way to do it."
The upcoming general election will be "watershed election" indeed, but not necessarily the way Ng intends it to be. The horrible person had already expounded his premonitions at the Singapore Global Dialogue (skip to 18:40) in October 2011, shortly after the electoral setback of the same year. Maybe Ng should listen carefully to the voice from the urn once more.
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13 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tickle...7/30/2015 9:38 AM

    "...voice from the urn.."

    Ha! ha!... that is a good 1

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  2. The breast surgeon is forgiven for thinking that amnesia is good therapy for past trauma and humiliation. But doesn't change the fact that the humiliation and "watershed" have already taken place in 2011. There might be bumps, but hard to see a rotten edifice standing against rough weather. The time to pull down the systems and renovate a bit here, patch some a bit there is long past. Unfortunately that also means the road ahead will also be bumpy for alot of people.

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  3. Indeed, Tanjong Pagar residents can retire Indranee Rajah in accordance with the Hen's plan.

    The horrible person is back, in "The LKY Musical" and soon in the movie "1965". And he will kick off the PAP campaign with his Proclaimation of Independence on August 9. The PAP must be in extremis to bring him back from permanent retirement.

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    1. Kuan Yew did promise he would rise from the dead.

      That he would do so -- if he saw things are going wrong.....

      Perhaps, he does, from wherever he is now.

      All the films, musicals etc can only remind of past guiding principles, good times and high standards, AND HIGHLIGHT HOW IT IS TOTALLY NOT THE CASE ANYMORE...

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  4. How to hear anything over the din of wasted dollars and humming of useless planes?

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  5. In the next one month, everyone will be bombarded by voices from the past whether you like it or not. But when you vote, remember you don't vote for the past, you vote for the future. It is about your retirement, your child's career prospect, your family's happiness and well-being. What is past is already dust.

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  6. In the past police man wear shorts...and now some idiots want us to go backwards in the past...Oiii...now what year and century huh?....nuts...more like hiding in the past rather than facing and just do it courageously the future...zzzz

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  7. And now CCS says go stay competive .. leave singapore and then come back...so CCS can you do it...if u cannot...pls talk lesser and use more common sense...this is real life....in the army one is coddled and protected...so i can understand why you see things so narrowly and only within your comfort zone.

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  8. Inderji Singh is only 50+ and has to retire for new members to take over.

    But if Clown Prince & wife can remain for as long as they wished with no sign of making way for others more competent to take over, why is it others have to go ? Why we are like North Korea ?

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    1. Inderjit Singh said he had originally requested to step down as a Member of Parliament on Jan 2, 2013, but obviously he was not allowed to. Was the horrible person afraid of a by-election?

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    2. The elections are only an aspect of faux democracy, much the way that faux democracy goes on in countries like Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Burma etc. with governments led by only one party, while alleged opposition parties do not have much of a presence anyway.

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  9. Hiccups at the starting line. Hiccups at the end on the line as that horrible person had to endure, as told by his daughter. So desperate was he that he sought rabbit's tail and feathers to put an end to the hiccupping in vain. End of the libe for these aristocrats?

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  10. maintenance work, repairs, renovations are all not working. time to pull the old building down and rebuild.... to start fresh

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