Sunday, April 16, 2006

Dedicated Part-timers in the PAP to win BIG!!!

The PAP tells us that the Opposition is weak and unqualified, the PAP has the best. After so many tea sessions and persuasion, the PAP has recruited the people with the best qualifications on paper and this people will put in their best. In order not to disrupt their lives, most these people will continue with their high flying careers and jobs although all of them express so much desire to serve the people, they will do their MP jobs part-time and make $13,000 part-time pay in the process. The PAP has hired the best part-timers who claim that they are dedicated, committed and have a life-long desire to serve the people of Singapore, who needed several rounds of persuasion to join politics. These part-timers will find time from their busy schedule as directors & GMs, to understand your needs and problems. Although in my 40+ years as a citizen of Singapore not a single MP has ever popped by my home to ask me how I'm doing, I guess it is because my area is never contested and taking time off from their full time job to talk to me once in 5 years is just asking too much from them.

Someone told me Steve Chia is full time although he is an NMP. He has asked 512 questions in parliament and compiled these into a book. Sylvia of WP will quit her job at the poly if she wins. These people who have entered politics on their own without being persuaded with PAP tea, cannot be serious minded individuals, they are just doing so to entertain us because there is no logical necessity for such people in parliament. Steve Chia who asked so many questions is just tiring our esteemed ministers and we will need to pay more for their additional load.
So the decision is yours whether you want to vote for part-timers who had to persuaded so hard by PM Lee himself to give up a little bit of their spare time to serve you as MPs or the typical Opposition candidate who risk unknown repercussions, high chance of political defeat, give up their jobs, and volunteered their service to the nation. ...to contest in an election where the playing field is unlevel and a media that eager portray them as clown and fools who are there only to add to the entertainment value. .....The choice is yours....Singapore.

As the elections is nearing, I'll be shutting my blog soon once the date of elections is announced. I will be writing a series of taxi driver stories to fill blogs....see you guys after the elections.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

hi lucky,

i pray that one day you and your future generations will see a free singapore ...

only then will i consider letting myself and my kids return ...

may god bless this country of yours ...

i am too old to think where are my roots ... after all, every chinamen's destination was actually SanF, USA. just that our forefathers' tickets were too short and they all landed up in singapore.

the angmo's mentality is great not because they are smarter but because they are proud (non-copycats) and not selfish (they like to write about themselves) ...

good luck all singaporeans ...

i am sure you will vote wisely ...

Anonymous said...

The paper qualifications is a farce and for show only. If these people are really dedicated to help others, why did they spend so much time and effort to succeed in their respective careers instead of help others. It is shameful, they get paid $13,000 for part time job when the old and jobless have to dig the trash for aluminium cans. This is real PAP - elitist, greedy and arrogant.

Capt_Canuck said...

I dont get it. Your politicians in the gov't also have full time jobs in the work force? doesnt that throw a little bit of problem into the whole idea of 'conflict of interest'? I mean, if there is a motion brought forward to raise taxes on computer businesses and 75% of the MPs are in the computer industry, wont they vote against the new motion to save their real job money, regardless of how it benefits the people of Singapore?

People over there actually allow this to happen and dont stand up and question it???? how impressive are these malls and how good are these sales on clothing that distract Singaporeans so easily?

Gonna miss your posts for the time being, Lucky. Great writings and amusing posts.

Thea said...

Lucky...

Please dont close your blog when elections come. It's my only source of comfort after reading our wonderful 140th rank media!

At most... close your blog but keep the posts and revive them after the election is over.

Anonymous said...

Dun know why the journalists grilled MM so passionately @ opposition and yet don't write well @ opposition, so much so our Hougang MP refuses to be interviewed by them

Anonymous said...

Ya boy. Don't close your blog.
Your blog is very entertaining yet informative.

Keep writing.

et said...

part-timers are good..there are more examples of some existing MP are directors of the listed companies..

Anonymous said...

do u really want a bunch of lowly educated people to run singapore? do you? if a person has never been in charge of huge project, or has been commanding tens of thousands of people, do u want to entrust your politcial stability to them. on the other hand, if you manage to find htese really talented people who on one hand are willing to serve, but are not sure of forsaking their whole career before plunging to do good for the coutnry, are u going to reject htem and scold them for not doing the right thing?
i think its time bloggers who want to write on politics examine both sides of the coin instead of just irrational.

Low Soon Peng S7423430E said...

i think i would look forward to have a Good Mix of people representing the people as MP in our parliament.

The question is not whether they are "lowly eduacated" or rich and powerful etc..

i feel that it is important to have different spectum of people in the parliament.. in HK, their parliament will alway include some "Non-elite" representitives? .so that some can voice out the concerns of the common man.. those that eat bread or chee cheong fun for breakfast before going to work their blue collar job..

Someone who takes the bus and understand that the seats are too close to each other and some of the taller people have to rest their kneecaps on the back of the seats.. (am i too greedy?)

I am not clever or intelligent or even remotely an elite.... but i do hope that more MPs can really understand what is going on to people like me.. those who are earning less than 1.8k a month..

a good mix of people from REALLY different background would mean that the parliamentary debates would really cover wide area.. this way policies would have less blind spot and our country would be better?

This is also the same reason why i feel there should be oppositions in parliament.. so that there would be alternative voices..

I know that there may be some risk that our parliamentally sessions may become more "messy" ..

but i just hope that singapore would become a more politically dynamic and mature society?.

Is my wish wrong?? I am sincere.

Anonymous said...

pap is doing a good job. i just do as they say and live my life happily ever after. i don't need opposition to disrupt our peace.

Anonymous said...

Hi Lucky,

I happened to come by your blog tonight.

Good blog I must say.

Keep it up!

Anonymous said...

Good blog, i enjoyed it throughly. the PAP's argument of having to have high salaries for ministers in order to keep a clean government is increasingly ringing hollow - may have been applicable in the 60s and 70s certainly not now. if u want a 1st world government, ministers will be serving the country because they want to, not because they think they want to, but the million dollar a yr salary helps in the decision! comparing with the private sector is bulldust - com off it right how many pple in the private sector actually take home 100k a mth! this reminds me of the orwellian four legs good, two legs better analogy!