Wednesday, June 12, 2013

It is the govt that has to be regulated not the online news ...

It is almost a month since my last posting. It is a bit hard to explain why I have not written as much as I did in the past. There are no major changes in my life except that I'm getting older. Since I started blogging in 2005, the Internet has enabled Singaporeans to have  deeper understanding of the system they live in. It allowed the underlying causes of problems faced by Singaporeans to be discussed objectively and trade-offs in govt polices to be seen with greater clarity.  This deeper understanding does not help the PAP to maintain its dominant position.

Despite having the whole mainstream media on its side,  the PAP has struggled to explain the benefits of the system it has in place and convince the people that old policies and schemes should remain as they are.  The less democratic aspects of the system of govt is becoming less justifiable and less acceptable to Singaporeans. Even as the aspirations for progress and change builds up, the PAP wants to maintain its dominance making as few changes as possible. To do so,  it has to control the Singaporeans' access to information. The PAP wants control and influence over the online news media that has increased in popularity in the last few years. The new MDA regulations gives the PAP govt broad powers to do this.

Under the code, prohibited content includes "material that is objectionable on the grounds of public interest, public morality, public order, public security, national harmony, or is otherwise prohibited by applicable Singapore laws."

The MDA on Tuesday said websites that have at least 50,000 unique visitors from Singapore every month and publish at least one local news article per week over a period of two months must obtain an annual licence.

The MDA said the licence guidelines will "apply to all content on the news sites, including readers' comments on the news sites".

The maximum penalty for illegal broadcasting under the Broadcasting Act is a fine of $200,000 or three years' jail or both. But for sites that are licensed, failing to comply with conditions could result either in financial penalties or the licence being suspended or revoked.[Link]

What worries me is not just the use of harsh laws to limit the freedom of Singaporeans and disable them from effecting change but what the PAP govt can does under a cloak of secrecy due to absence of laws protecting the privacy and freedom of Singaporeans.  

Singapore has a weak legal regime to protect privacy and has deployed extensive surveillance systems.[Link]

You may have missed the news 2 days ago about a  US NSA (America's agency that does surveillance)  technician leaking information about the NSA's PRISM system that allows the US govt to access all servers of major US infocomm companies including Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Yahoo! etc giving the US govt the technical capability to spy on its own citizens. PRISM gives the US govt access to all emails, VoIP,  files and messages of Internet users.

"The government has granted itself power it is not entitled to. There is no public oversight. The result is people like myself have the latitude to go further than they are allowed to" , Whistle-blower Edward Snowden[Link]

While the technical capability exists to spy on its citizens, the NSA is bounded by American privacy laws that limits its surveillance activity to "any customers of participating corporations who live outside the United States, or American citizens whose communications include web content of people outside the United States."[Link].

According to the Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, PRISM cannot be used to intentionally target any Americans or anyone in the United States. [Link].

Unfortunately the laws protecting Singaporeans from such surveillance is weak and there agencies such as the CSIT (Centre for Strategic Infocomm Technologies) that operate in secrecy and are known to be involved in surveillance activities from the type of equipment it procures. Without a strong regulatory and legal framework in place, there is a big risk that the interests of Singaporeans will be compromised.

Singapore, where authorities keep a close eye on opposition groups and political commentary, some people use encryption programs to avoid surveillance.

"If you are concerned about electronic eavesdropping, you can use pidgin IM - it has an encryption module for instant messaging," said Donaldson Tan, editor of socio-political website New Asia Republic.

"There is also Tor client for online anonymity," he said, referring to two popular free software programs developed by volunteer programmers to guard against network surveillance.

Asked if he was concerned whether the U.S. government would share surveillance information with Singapore authorities, given the friendly ties between the two countries, Tan said: "The U.S. is really hard to read".

A Singapore government spokesman did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Several people in the region said the reports of government access to e-mails and phone calls were not surprising.

"This latest revelation, if true, is really no more than putting proof to suspicion," said Howard Lee, a blogger who often writes about political and social issues in Singapore.

"As citizens of democracies, our response should not be fear, but a concerted voice to demand accountability and transparency. I believe this is the current aim of civil society groups in Singapore."[Link]


The existence of secret organisations operating in the absence of regulation that protects the privacy of Singaporeans from surveillance by the state creates fear among those who legitimately oppose the govt because they hold a different point of view.  There is no reason to govern Singapore with such repressive measures that does not exist anywhere else in the developed world except to maintain dominance at a time when there is a growing desire for change.

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Anonymous said...

Dear Mr Tan,

I have been following your blog since some years back. The main attraction of your writing is the high standard of research and deliberation that you have put into your works.

I have personally (many other readers too) benefited quite a bid from your generosity in sharing your knowledge with us.

Yes, your rate of writing has slowed down quite a bit and I have been wondering the reasons behind it. Thank you for telling us that you are getting old .... all of us do...
It certainly takes quite a lot of efforts to come out with your standard of writing ...

I will now treasure your work more and will read each and every piece of your work with gratitude.

THANK YOU MR TAN.

Your gratefully,


Anonymous said...

Age is catching up. One day, you will loose the most basic bodily function to time . While you still can, kiss those pair of worn out jogging shoes. I have bought several new pairs. Such simple pleasures(of owning)and enjoyment will one day be meaningless.

Anonymous said...

This site will...die. Will death be the last enemy?

Anonymous said...

Hey Lucky Tan, I think that's why the govt want a One Inbox to spy us with ease. For those who don"t want to be spied, TOR plus encryption of all info online is the way to go. But D38F02CE48291 will make you become a target of interest. lol

Anonymous said...

By the way that's how football tipster Eric Ding stay out of jail too. Very smart.

Anonymous said...

Only idiots do not know they have been watched by bigger idiots. Hey, show them your granny underwears

Anonymous said...

Remember the saying " they have begun to believe their own press" ? I just realized how apt it is when applied to the PAP. It is their press. I believe they look to it for justification and affirmation. No, I am not bashing the PAP. There are enough people to do that. But I am realizing how easy it is for us to do the same. When you are successful and on top many people will come round to flatter you. That's your press.

Lye Khuen Way said...

I have always maintained a belief that this coverment has access or can monitor all my activities since my birth and live a life that give it no legitimate reason to pull me up for a cup of tea or coffee.

Very monastery many will say. Maybe, but I sleep well knowing that only gangsters will give me a hard time.
Incidentally, I am not religious which will make my enemies wonder more, no ?

Anonymous said...

"It is the govt that has to be regulated not the online news ..."
Lucky Tan

Correct. But in a democratic election, only the majority voters can regulate by voting in or out the govt, right?

But they have chosen to regulate by voting the PAP in, not out, as govt.

So like that how? Protest at Hong Lim Park?

Anonymous said...

But they have chosen to regulate by voting the PAP in, not out, as govt.
Anon 13/6/13 00:36

Ya lor. So they deserved what they had voted lah. What more to say?

Anonymous said...

They are very scared that things will be worse if opposition WP is voted in as govt because WP, just like me, is not ready to be govt.

And definitely things will be worse than under PAP, if I were the head of government.



Anonymous said...

It is very sad it is a choice between bad and worse.

Anonymous said...

STForum 13June

[US spying leaks raise many questions]

Kong Pih Shu


"•Are Singapore laws on privacy being violated?

•It was revealed that servers of Internet companies like Facebook, Yahoo, Google and Microsoft were tapped directly by the National Security Agency (NSA).
Did these companies willingly give access to the NSA?

•How would anyone know that industrial espionage has not been committed by the US and its allies?

•How sure is Singapore that its national secrets are secure, given the prevalent use of Microsoft products?
Is there an alternative to using these products?

•Has there been any breach of security?

•How secure are our infrastructure defences against spying efforts?

•Can individuals seek redress over this incident?"


http://www.straitstimes.com/premium/forum-letters/story/us-spying-leaks-raise-many-questions-20130613

Anonymous said...

Anything you said or do, captured by the invasive technology in the hands of absolute power can be used against you when it is in their interests.

It is all a matter of interpretation. And who earns the right to preside over you.

Anonymous said...

Freedom is a myth. The day you are born into this world, you are given a number - a number for this slave society. It will take a lot of blood to change that. Thus, just accept that and carry on living.

Anonymous said...

We are not even talking about freedom. We are talking about your fundamental rights as a human being. We are taking about human dignity and the right to be a flawed human being.

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Anonymous said...

Eh Mr Lucky ... Obama has made 1984 a best seller again... Politics and gahmens are the same everywhere ,,,

Anonymous said...

Is it true we already got the world's best search engine super spy machine run by our A team on big budget for many donkey years here?

bond said...

Do not ever vote for a party that is competent cos that party is also competent in screwing you. All gov in this world is the same - their aim is to make themselves better off and the general public worse off.

Anonymous said...


There is no reason to govern Singapore with such repressive measures that does not exist anywhere else in the developed world except to maintain dominance at a time when there is a growing desire for change.


Well said. Really appreciate and admire the thorough analysis and effort that you put into writing every article. There is currently no other bloggers in sgp who can write such thoughtful articles. Your passion to improve sgp's society for the better comes through in your writing. I hope age, the continued repressive climate and apathy of the majority have not dulled your passion. Pls continue your good work otherwise it will be a great loss to those of us who care.

Anonymous said...

The latest invention by the TCs and proudly presented by the $2 MP is the new app to provide feedback. What people don't realise is that their contact details are also tracked based on their pattern of compliants and feedback

gm . 绿效精神 said...

Just for real world, the relevant authority (MCI/ MDA/ IDA/ ...) already not monitoring/ fighting all the way against bad people (from fake/ unethical/ unlicensed spammer/ scammer/ advertiser to misuse/ unauthorized/ hacking/ cramming/ fraud/ ...) to protect the common people.

It is really amazing that the government has extra time/ effort/ resource/ priority to impose additional law (monetized license over 'rich' website) on the local internet community.

Anonymous said...

From the point of view of an ordinary citizen, it is deeply worrying that Mr Obama, a political leader elected on the pledges of openness and transparency, has not only sanctioned this policy but also defended it. In a general sense it strengthens the distrust about the political system – politicians doing the opposite of their campaign promises.In a more specific sense, it adds fuel to the concern that if this President and his administration could do this, what else could a future President and administration do? Can we really trust our politicians? The frightening answer is, apparently, that we cannot be sure.

(You can't)

Anonymous said...

If the news website domain is created in a foreign country with freedom of speech rights, do the SG govt have power to take it down?

Anonymous said...

If the licensing can be effectively enforced, free prints like today paper and wobao could be taken off. I believed they saw the ibternet informationn revoloution coming and mass issue the papers freely despite its cost to Sph just to keep readers off from online political discussions. it is their last resort as this move confirm the pursuit of partiality n biasedness by them is real

Anonymous said...

Without the anonymous brigade, Sin would have been much darker and onerous.
This nation owes a lot to trash talker
Be careful when you snub them out. Moving around without your eyes can be fatal

Anonymous said...

When u encourage arts u encourage new ways of looking at things, which in turn affect the outlook, due to the artistry of the artists and of the products of the countries like Italy, France and Denmark, the countries associate with high style and beautification of buildings and high standard of design and things, which started from Marco Polo learning from China and started a renaisance in europe?

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Anonymous said...

THAT JOB MAY SAVE YOUR LIFEMy own reading of all of these studies is that there is at least strongly suggestive evidence that not working, in and of itself, can be harmful to your health. And this raises the question of what it means for the puzzling finding that overall life expectancy appears to rise, not fall, during recessions.

LOL

Be a slave to generate wealth and power to the elites is better

LOL

Where else the above article(sample)was featured...., from MSM

LOL

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Anonymous said...

Is the coalitions of govt causes the success of Nordic,Swiss & New Zealand with well educated constributed diversity of ideas and diversity of risks? Which contribute to the success of develop of each individual in the countries?

Anonymous said...

The government is dependant on foreign workers and a healthy and vibrant property market to survive...both inter-connected

The people however want ...me me me first..especially jobs though they are less capable. .... and. .. cheap cheap cheap. ..especially housing. .. cars

Like that. .. government people how to afford living like Kings and princes..hhaaahhaaa

J J said...

Singapore purchased PROMIS software - developed about a decade ago, to gather big data intel on ppl. The software has a backdoor. Check PROMIS on google, lots of countries have it as well as major banks and corporations. intially developed bu Mr Hamilton.

Anonymous said...

Should Singapore station fire fighters in Indonesia to assist, in case of hot weather and the burning of forest in future?

Anonymous said...

Should Singaporeans vote in better politicians who can better manage the haze problem?

Anonymous said...

Calling everyone to contribute your ideas to overcome the haze problems.

Anonymous said...

What we need now in Singapore is to have more and more civil servants to vocalise their thoughts instead of them living 'in fear' of how 'strong' their thoughts are to their 'bosses'.

Anonymous said...

It seems to me you are concern about something. I'm not surprise if they are BEGINNING to indulge in such technologies, especially so when Mas Selamat ran away limping. Wire-tapping was already there when Said Zahari wrote that his home was wire-tapped.

MDA ruling is the first step.

Anonymous said...

Dear Mr Tan,

You need to read Foucalt. His views about the panapticon, disciplinary technologies, punishment. He presents a modern day view of what's happening in terms of government control.

Anonymous said...

Should HDB be allow to refinancing, to allow the older generations to monetise their properties, without shifting out?

Anonymous said...

There will be massive number of people dumping their properties(as the population grey) and they keep building new ones to dilute the resale market.
You should be concern of a potential financial time bomb imploding soon.

Anonymous said...

There are 5 good reasons to buy condo in Sin, according to a television advertisement.
AND FOREIGNERS ARE ELIGIBLE TO BUY or shall we say are most welcome to buy.

Anonymous said...

You have a very vocal group of people who opposes foreign invasion in any form - housing , jobs, politics etc.

Should you grow the property market to be at their mercy? If it happens, not as if it had not, wouldn't that become politically suicidal or a national suicide?

Anonymous said...



McPeekay Tomcat
Banking (operator license) is a lucrative business. If banks are allowed to open & operate in Singapore then they should follow our rules & we should not be held at ransom & 'let them fill many/most jobs with their own countrymen'.
Walk the talk & insists suitably qualified locals fill the posts instead. The banking license is too lucrative for them to disregard. Or are/is our authority (ies) unwilling to practice 'Singaporeans First' policy?

TokyoSingaporean said...

Please keep writing. You know, it's the right thing to do.

Anonymous said...

Singaporean first is no different from bumiputra biased policies. The Singaporean breed is mostly Bohliao breed - like a certain race. Here ...people got money(mostly rich from assets), no soul nor heart( charities for show doesn't count)

Anonymous said...

What is the different between Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau & Taiwan?

All are chinese living in an island?

Anonymous said...

////The government is dependant on foreign workers and a healthy and vibrant property market to survive...both inter-connected

The people however want ...me me me first..especially jobs though they are less capable. .... and. .. cheap cheap cheap. ..especially housing. .. cars

Like that. .. government people how to afford living like Kings and princes..hhaaahhaaa/////

Why decades ago during the 70's-80's can, now cannot ??? Ask those uncle/aunties, what's the difference between living in the early years than now. The answer is : during the earlier years, we has smart and productive people, including the leaders. But now we've idiotic daft, incompetent complacent goondus blokes, foreign trash and leaders.

PS - The Gen-Y of today including the leaders, are blind. So to speak, the blind leading the blind, bloke !!!

Anonymous said...

Hope that Singapore are prepare for the type of SARS that causes serious damage to Hong Kong because of overcrowding and overpopulation left many staying in cages, 100K still waiting for the rental flats.

At that time, fortunately they govt intervene to buy many stocks to push up the market if not Hong Kong will be in serious trouble and during the serious recession, ask the China govt to let its people to tour Hong Kong to push up the economy?

Anonymous said...

In future Singapore got to cope with many well educated but difficult to find a suitable jobs when they grow older, nothing wrong with mastering a trade, in fact quite a few earlier with little qualification own five room flat and cars?

Anonymous said...

The cow must be thinking that his latest property cooling measures has dampened speculative purchases(sort of) except that it is not effective against rich parents who can substantially reduce the loan amount or even pay off the property for their kids. A wealthy family of 5 children can potentially build up a portfolio 6 properties under their family name.

There are enough rich parents in sg to destabilise the property market, or political demography, through over investment

Anonymous said...

The greatest loop hole for exploitation, for richer or well to do people, is the government ingenious Executive Condos.

Buy cheat and make a huge windfall some years down the road. Almost guarantee.

Anonymous said...

"The net result is this: Autocracy is less sustainable than ever. Democracies are more prevalent than ever — but they will also be more volatile than ever. Look for more people in the streets more often over more issues with more independent means to tell their stories at ever-louder decibels."

If your system cannot be duplicated in the globalized world, it cannot be depended on to sustain life and peace in the long term.

What can be shaken shall be shaken

Anonymous said...

Beijing is about to legislate filial piety...a grave evil of a hypocritical, meritocratic and elitist society gloating in gold bars from one's work or success

Anonymous said...

Keep writing; don't give up so easily. You don't know how much impact you are creating with your writings. Years later, you will see the incremental changes but you got to believe that you are making a difference.

Anonymous said...

Frankly, as I age, I don't trust the government to lead Singapore anymore. You may call it cynicism but I think I'm living in a communist country. You're not allowed to say what you think in Singapore. That's communism. If that's not communism, what is? Everyday, I grow to hate this place because its people have become cold, calculating, unforgiving and to some extent kiasu and cut throat. And it hurts to bring a child in such a souless environment. Singapore is not a strict country. It's authoritarian to the extent it limits liberties. The singapore government doesn't even take care of its citizens. The CPF is a case in point. The government has turned a deaf ear and is not reforming it; knowing they have escaleted the commercialising of PUBLIC housing and profitted from it with its stamp duties, etc.. Young Singaporeans are struggling just to keep up with a 4-room HDB flat. Jobs that pay one to own a roof over your head is scarce. Singaporeans are under pressure. They are now the world's least positive people because they know they are living on a tight rope. They are walking on a tight rope each day, with their hdb flat might disappear and they drop into bankruptcy any time because they lost their jobs, retrenched and they can't pay their hdb monthly installments for loans that stretch a lifetime. This given that all one's life savings is wiped out the minute one pay for a hdb shelter in this country. What kind of life is this? How can a government tell its people that a 30 year loan is affordable? Singaporeans are living a stressful life and they are to blame for it. Not the government. As they keep pandering to the PAP's bullying behaviour to offer them such a life circumstance. It is not the business of a government ot make life harder than it has to be for its people. This situation in this country has created many greedy and materialistic people. They are many angry singaporeans on the streets today appalled by bullshit policies.

Anonymous said...

An article which said Singapore worker is not skillful enoughm, compare to Germany, Japan & Swiss,I tend to agreed.

Not enough media encouragement of the skills? Singapore skills works had reached it height in the 80s and 90s later tapered off? The perception it is a dirty job? In highly developed country, their skilled workfore is not so pressure and do such quick turnaround like Singapore, which rely on less educated foreigners?

Less children been born, skills job had an image problems, whereas in Germany, Switzerland and Japan it was highly respect and well paid, which many of these skills workers spearhead the innovations which drive the economy?

Low pay and competitions from foreign workers, quite a few grow old became cleaners, which are the less educated skill worker?

Since Singapore recognised it had a problem, massive incentive needed to develop the skills or trade workfore in term of incentives, training, education and innovations?

Anonymous said...

"We should realize that hard work and perseverance are not enough to achieve in life. Luck plays a big part too. Some people are unfortunate to beam born into a system that is against them right from the start. Some are struck by a string of bad luck and unable to get out of the rut they are in, which are not their doings."

" Society needs to be empathetic and gives these people a helping hand. It also needs to be forgiving and gives people a second chance. "

I agree with the observation but not the solution. It is not realistic. Try again.

Anonymous said...

Morsy(refuses to give up power): the people have given me a mandate to rule.

Hmmm.....

Anonymous said...

With 6.9 million people how to find jobs for them?

5.3 million Singapore already breathing profusely, many got to emigrated look for jobs overseas, becomes property agents, insurance agents, taxi drivers, gardeners, security and drivers etc?

Anonymous said...

With 6.9 million people how to find jobs for them?

5.3 million Singapore already breathing profusely, many got to emigrated look for jobs overseas, becomes property agents, insurance agents, taxi drivers, gardeners, security and cleaners etc?

Anonymous said...

Wtf is the garbagemen thinking when they plant an up market shopping center (JEM ) in the heartland? You have kids, uncles, aunties and what have you. ..who usually can't afford the time nor money to spend in premium shopping belt now crowd JEM .. enjoying aircon and molesting expensive products.

Soon, this crowd will drive away upper class folks who can spend but rather return to their usual haunt down town.. many businesses will fail

What good come out of commercializing the nation who generally don't have the spending power but can only molest and drool over up market products and services?

Inspire them to rob the bank or their neighbours?

Anonymous said...

haven for shop lifting and wasting time in the mall... real turn off for serious shoppers to see these cheapos loiterers ... too many filthy hands touching things. . Stupid to pay good money for boogers on your purchases. .haha

Anonymous said...

Ouch!
Elite Sinkies versus Peasant Sinkies here.
The Class Divide finally surfaced here.
Haha.......

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Anonymous said...

.there will be a flood of new properties coming into the market cum 2015...and the market looks over invested....

2016 is election year...hahaaa



Anonymous said...

Egypt's angel of death sweeping into the land has gotten the attention of the political world.

Can the old wine skin hold up to its bargain or is it giving way to the new wine skin?

Err, what have we been saying all this time?

Yeo's good friend, Eric, waxed lyrical of another masquerade stronghold.

Mr Big Gun said: "It starts with politics because if your politics is wrong, then your economics is bound to go wrong. And the reason why so many countries cannot get the economies right is because if the politics don't work, the benefits don't get spread to the right people or broadly enough, or there are vested interests which have to be taken care of, or there's some divide in the society which cannot be bridged, and you spend your time fighting over that, rather than working together productively.

Transparency international will rather be blunt.
"Political parties are considered the most corrupt institutions in the world, followed by police, the judiciary, congress or parliament and the appointed public officials that serve them. Or, rather, that serve private interests."

One of our minister can also be blunt
"Politics is a contest for power but the key principle when you have power is, don’t take advantage of people under your charge, and always be honest and upfront with them."

Oh, really?

And I thought is a contest for cold hard cash at people's expense?

Anonymous said...

THE Catholic Church has vowed to "do all within its power" to investigate any claims of sexual abuse in the clergy after a Singapore-born female author claimed she was abused by two priests as a teenager.

"The church is deeply concerned with any report of alleged sexual misconduct by its clerics, staff and those who volunteer their services in the church," said the Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore in a statement posted on its website yesterday.

It promised to use the "laws of the land and of the church" to see that justice is served and also said it "will not hesitate to take all measures to protect the integrity of the institution against those who seek to discredit the church and its family".

What have we been saying? Church and state makes a great couple

Anonymous said...

S’pore needs to choose good people who can deliver


In light of the double murder...so much for "good men"?

One can never know, can we? Even then, "good men" too are ...flawed.

Next better thinker!

Anonymous said...

Hey..,it is not politics of hate...in fact, on the contrary...it is the politics of LIFE

Your life or their lives!

Too many useless thinkers are given the limelight!

Anonymous said...

U threaten someone's life...let say another country's sovereignty or right to life...you get war...is that hate?

WTF

Even you will take up arms...oh haters!

Anonymous said...

Deluded leaders. Deluded followers.

Anonymous said...

So low came out saying to the PM...don't be funny...go fly kite...

So has the full of integrity high priest mischievously and falsely accused WP leaders of lying in office?

Who is the real liar IN OFFICE now?

Anonymous said...

all liars...hahaaa

Anonymous said...

Singapore moving towards many serious problems, high inflations,unusual high properties price, high car prices,debt ridden youth, haze, dengue, gambling, casinos, prostitutions, cheap foreigners taken over Singaporean jobs, high suicides,broken families etc, one wonder how Singapore go to solve it, in topsy turvy? Leaving Singaporean with lesser and lesser room for error?

Anonymous said...

Abraham Lincoln said:

Corporations have been enthroned, and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working on the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands, and the republic is destroyed.


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Anonymous said...

The slave mentality


"The fear was that the very democratic freedoms that had given the Brotherhood its chance could not be guaranteed under the rule of a party that ultimately believes that it gets its instructions and authority from God — not the voters."

"Western commentators have long predicted that a rising Chinese middle class would demand democracy. But, in fact, many affluent Chinese seem to fear that “chaos” would be unleashed if the peasantry were given an equal voice in the running of the country."

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

No egotesticle you are a role model for the incumbent sucker right?

J. Loh said...

Dear Lucky,

We have not heard from you for a very long time. Hope everything is fine with you. As we have found your comments and contributions to be very robust and logical, we hope that you can continue to contribute your most insightful thoughts in your blog. Thank you and hoping to hear from you again.

Anonymous said...

This is the only Sin website which allows their readers to think for themselves without hypocrites interfering with free expression.

You can call Ah Lee gay but who is going to believe you?

But you can say grace grace grace..and thousands will throw their monies into offering bags...so who are the real frauds and MURDERERS in society huh?

Anonymous said...

Meritocracy doesn't work (there are countless examples of countries and businesses failed under the reign of talented and most able people)

What works is being a blood sucking PARASITE (and the best at it) and wear a halo doing it




Anonymous said...

suck more blood .die of HIV then you know haha

Anonymous said...

Don't be taken in by "compassionate meritocracy" . Bullocks. No such thing. Read the fine print and the "terms and conditions"

Anonymous said...

Stupid people..stupid leaders...that's why

Anonymous said...

Yes, the ppl are so stupid that the leaders have to tell them how and why(on national tv) they are happy. lol

When Sin preaches charity, you better be ready to give until tears roll down your cheeks lol

Sin is not only a Hotel(Inc) but also a THEATER lol

Anonymous said...

Singaporeans must be stupid(can't think for themselves)

Dr Ng Eng Eng wants to keep your mind sanitized or fed with govt propaganda

"Identifying INFORMATION MANAGEMENT as one key area in Total Defence, he said the authorities must have a quick response plan"

Anonymous said...

Keep writing. Not for today. But for the future. It's important. Lest you have joined the rank of the soulless Singaporeans who have allowed the dry double- edged policies to take you over. Before a principal friend retired from the civil service, he told everyone that they have to be careful whether to confer blind trust to the government's policies.

Anonymous said...

Hey Sin easily impressed by old man and licking fat carrot stick for a living journalists...did you check out the meaning of "cabal" before you regurgitated( goes to show you don't need brains to be a journalist) his words?

But then since you are under the spell of medals, accolades, academia achievements etc.. We don't think you are capable of thinking

"A cabal is a group of people which meets for the purpose of plotting something which is typically illegal or simply evil. Cabals have obviously been a part of human society for thousands of years, working behind the scenes to perform various political and social intrigues, ranging from assassinations to insider trading. As a general rule, when a cabal is outed, the results are catastrophic, as members struggle to conceal their involvement and the goals of their organization."

All your fine education proves one thing....idiots can rule the world

Anonymous said...

No one is above the law...but the gar gar gar ber ber ber men is above the law because they are the law! Duh!

George said...

True color : The horny one

"Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s — that surely can be a basis for cooperative co-existence. The appointment of bishops in China is not an insurmountable problem from the viewpoint of Communist and Catholic dogma.

In the 16th century, the great Jesuit Matteo Ricci researched deep into Chinese philosophy before deciding on the proper translation for “God”.

For the Chinese, all existence is thought of as what is under Heaven. The emperor was the Son of Heaven, reigning over all human affairs. Ricci decided that God should therefore be properly translated as the “Lord of Heaven”, in a sphere which posed no political threat to anybody.

It may be the calling of the first Jesuit Pope to propose an EQUALLY profound yet artful answer to a new Chinese President. ©THE GLOBALIST"

Anonymous said...

Moral leadership is just a front door for dictatorship. In it there is enough attributes to keep the people submitted/dominated and stupid.

Look at the idiotic Church . Under their "moral leadership" the world has become more clueless, corrupt and lost.

And not forgetting they "love children"

A bloody joke - literally

Alex said...

I think that governments get too much power these days. They're supposed to protect us, not spy on us and make us feel unsafe.

Anonymous said...

"For each two room unit offered, there were 55 singles applicants.  This clearly shows the MND has not done its homework, does not even know the demand and remains out of touch with the ground. "

Hell has broken loose and leading to an...earthquake

Anonymous said...

For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes(ground shaking) in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows. 

Christianity is idiocy(don't waste your money and time there). Nevertheless , the word holds true

Anonymous said...

They have the license to watch your mama shower and make babies. They have a license to fuk around too. Who watch the watchers? Cockroaches? lol

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Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-atl2lnUcak

Anonymous said...

Two kinds of corruption. White corruption and black corruption.

So far, busy fighting black corruption. Black corruption rather straight forward.

White corruption, not so straight forward.

Hence, white corruption is worse than black corruption!

Religious corruption falls under white corruption! Etc etc

Anonymous said...

unless your "righteousness" exceeds the "righteousness" of hypocrites...you shall not progress....

wear white doesn't mean white ok

Anonymous said...

Warren is n oxfart idiot

Anonymous said...

Meritocracy is producing too many fukking idiots in Sin. Too many over rated graduates walking around thinking they are Phoenix from heaven when they are actually state certified pig brains and egos. Lost count on how many we have met on a daily basis.

Anonymous said...

"In Singapore, the danger is not so much about opposing media channels catering to a polarized audience, but about how the online world is perceived to be the only space where Singaporeans can be openly and robustly critical about the Government. Both offline and online echo chambers risk polarising the public into opposing groups simply because of the difference in amount of space they allow for criticism.

When leaders use particular channels to mobilise their supporters, it can result in extremist mass polarisation. Each group deems itself as the righteous one, while demonising the opposing camp. This leads to distrust, suspicion and animosity. Violence is not too far away.

An enlightened democracy calls for the masses to make educated choices for their political leaders. Yet, it also calls for public leaders to be prudent in their choices of words and actions, so that they will not divide the masses and alienate the people. As Singaporean politics matures over the next few years, we need to be mindful of the slippery slope of mass polarization.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Elvin Ong is a graduate of Singapore Management University and conducted research on mass polarization for his Masters thesis at the University of Oxford. He will embark on his Political Science PhD studies in Fall 2013 at Emory University."

An Oxfart brain? Hopeless.

Anonymous said...

Me concurs that extreme polarization will lead to conflict between opposing camps.
However, no violence will ever happen in Sg even if extreme polarization happens here.
Singaporeans are docile people and mostly treasure peace.

Anonymous said...

What do yo get when stupid people engage NATIONAL CONVERSATION with stupid leaders( who take great pride in their formal education)?
Twice the stupidity!
What emerges from the NATURAL process of stupidity is a chief idiot who thinks his brilliance will resolve the world's problems( if not, why buy his books and our elites follow his lead?) But alas, his vision(and all such leaders) is based on "how the world works" and NOT "how the world should not".

But why should you believe me? LoL

Anonymous said...

did u read the stupid void dicker trying to redefine elitism?

with this kind of stupid people doing all the writing, no wonder Sg go down the drain

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Anonymous said...

I really don't understand why most Singaporean blogs about their government. Is there really nothing else to talk about?

Anonymous said...

My friend FIL was sent to nursing home in jb. The list was given by IMH as his mental condition not v stable. I'm not sure y the placing in SG nursing doesn't work. the FIL will prob die in the nursing home. In a foreign country. Why is the govt treating our aged population this way? Jus becos they are poor n helpless they don't deserved anything?? They are the one that contribute a lot in building our country success... Sigh..

Anonymous said...

The hypocrites are roping in youths to do religious works. Clever move.

Are you gonna be fooled?

Wayang said...

The real has become unreal? lol

Anonymous said...

People can't think. They are idiots. You need to protect them or their heads will explode.

That's why you need church!

Anonymous said...

garbage men eat fat fat already ....now talk religion with sheep....meeh...meeehhhh...,stooopig

Anonymous said...

What is the Sin dream? You bodoh or what, Sharon loh?

Too many dickhead licking women running Sin, that's why!

Anonymous said...

I still keep this blog on my bookmarks..but so sad it's not updating for a while now.
Please return asap? Take care

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Anonymous said...

One thing I like about Lucky is that he comment only when there is an issue. The government must have done something right between June till now.

Anonymous said...

Singapore teacher should regularly guide the students not to spend too much time playing games on their computer and the harmful effects, like the eyes etc?

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

The aim for developing underground, so that more spaces can be left as parks and greenery for relaxation as in many developed cities?

Anonymous said...

Onlooker:
Lucky I had not post in your blog for a while now due to an agreement to not interfere with local politic with a friend. but now I have to post something because of some unfortunate turn of event.I have a proposal to help opposition to win jurong grc in the coming election.
he will post more when when i am back in Singapore as I'm currently overseas.
Basically,it's based on the byelection that did not occur when one of the mp died a few year back.

Anonymous said...

Who is not corrupt or corruptible?

From religious leaders to the most season politician, they ALL bend to the sound of cash register - the fear of death

Ngiam

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Anonymous said...

The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.

Winston Churchill


Silly Singaporeans deserve to rot in Sin with idiotic leaders

Anonymous said...

"When you’re very structured almost like a religion… Uniforms, uniforms, uniforms… everybody is the same. Look at structured societies like Singapore where bad behavior isn’t tolerated. You are extremely punished."

The only thing Singaporeans( educated idiots) are good at is ...censoring(legal minded).

Too much religion in Sin.

Fuck You

Anonymous said...

A lot of local sales people...especially from Harvey Norman, Best Denki, Gain City...know nuts about their products.....and will even lie through their teeth to make up for their lack and incompetence....hire Singaporeans or Singaporeans first?

Please...cant even talk poperlee and so DISHONEST...Singaporeans first?

puuuuiii

Anonymous said...

http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21571136-politicians-both-right-and-left-could-learn-nordic-countries-next-supermodel

Anonymous said...

From one extreme to another extreme. Sounding politically correct to oncoming threats is not going to appease the gods.

Born in Sin, die in Sin.

Anonymous said...

Why is the gov encouraging singles to live alone? So they can die alone in their anti social behaviour?

Anonymous said...

In a self center society, how to live with your family. .. must have own space to shit mah

We are on the way to 6.9million people slave to housing

patriot said...

"Born in Sin, die in Sin", unquote.

Well said!

Leave Sin to be free from Sin.

patriot

Anonymous said...

You can't even treat dogs right how can you treat human right?

Your politicians are worse than pigs!

Anonymous said...

Why are so many bloggers or political websites "talking to themselves"? Why can't they get the public to engage them? Or they think by dumping their personal views in free space will change things?

One way dialogue is how your government operates.

Looks like the restrictive laws are more pervasive or effective than has been criticized.

Anonymous said...

Sin a lot of stupid people... that's why lol

Anonymous said...

Nicholas Mak, executive director at SLP International, said, “And if our population is not increasing at that very high rate, what we could see is that rental rates could be depressed. And this will in turn lead to even slower price growth, and even stagnate the rate of price increase totally.”


Sin's economy and "social programs" are basically fueled by the housing market.

I think the Cow is going to KILL a lot of people in Sin

Anonymous said...

true murderers in high places...serious crime under the radar

Anonymous said...

Sinners have no conscience and will manipulate and exploit the Peasants to the Max.

patriot

Anonymous said...

Please start writing again.

Anonymous said...

You have a Man of Sin in power. Failing to understand that, as with all other governments, you shall pay the deadly price.

Anonymous said...

http://youtu.be/B3SfivTK8m4

Wolves in wolve's clothing and wolves in sheep's clothing

Anonymous said...

They is something very wrong with the way they milk housing. This EC thing is driving up prices for sure and destroying kampong spirit. Think. There is a reason why ancient writings made special reference to "housing"!

Anonymous said...

Hot news

NTUC to grow pool of strong labour yes men

How nice...

Anonymous said...

The downfall of this stupid nation must be due to their stupid women. Can write a whole book on lawlessness and sell it to the public. Who runs this place anyway!? Idiotic democratic English writers? HaHa

Write bad england and they catch no ball better HaHa...stupid idiots HaHa

Anonymous said...

I think the government is threatening Christianity(one of many religion) for threatening the government. According to Christian teachings, all who deny Christ will be burned in hell. Come Armageddon, Christ and his warriors will war against all ant christs.

Oh,btw...

Proclaiming war against the Government actually contravene the penal code, and the possible penalty is DEATH, said one snake.

So...you opposition who "war" against the government....be prepared to be KILLED and even your family(all your lovely children) maybe annihilated.

Hallelujah!

Anonymous said...

tsk tsk tsk..threatening Christianity Messiah...lol

Good Show...lol

Anonymous said...

“On the Selection of Good Leaders in a Political Meritocracy” by Daniel Bell (24 Oct)
Oct 15th, 2013 by nickcai. Comments are off for this post
In this talk, I will assume that (1) it is good for a political community to be governed by high-quality rulers; (2) China’s one party political system is not about to collapse; (3) the meritocratic aspect of the system is partly good; and (4) it can be improved. On the basis of these assumptions, I will put forward suggestions about which qualities matter most for political leaders in the context of large, peaceful, and modernizing (non-democratic) meritocratic states, followed by suggestions about mechanisms that increase the likelihood of selecting leaders with such qualities. I will use the philosophical theory about the best possible political meritocracy in the context of a large, peaceful, and modernizing state as a standard for evaluating China’s actually-existing meritocratic system. I will argue that China can and should improve its meritocratic system: it needs exams that more effectively test for politically relevant intellectual abilities, more women in leadership positions to increase the likelihood that leaders have the social skills required of effective policy-making, and more systematic use of a peer review system to promote political officials motivated by the desire to serve the public.


brilliant minds fuck the Messiah! way to go....

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Anonymous said...

By the time collecting CPF at 70 years how much CPF is left nobody know. The returning of CPF might be raise higher depend on the availablity of fund at that moment?

What about inflation, will the inflation eat into the CPF we have when we are able to collect at 70, as they might adjust the age again? Will the inflation rate higher then the interest given by the CPF?

The more equitable idea is to let those who know how to invest get back their CPF as it was promised to return then at 55 years old? If they had proven to make consistent returns?

Anonymous said...

There will some old men likely to spent all their CPF, but there are those who are able to manage well their CPF should return their CPF as promised at 55, as they are likely to make better returns then the 4 percent, let them enjoy the benefit of managing their own money and get higher returns, which is good for the economy?

Lawless said...

Don't bully the pap....they are very sensitive you know

Anonymous said...

The original returning the CPF to the person at 55 which promised is a good idea. Worried about old people mismanaged their funds is not unfound? But how about those persons who can managed their money well, should there be a mechanism allow them to withdraw their money at 55 as promised, any ideas?

Why keep the money of those who can manage their money better? Why not let those persons who are able to manage their money get a better returns from their funds?

Anonymous said...

Volunteer pay cut to nordic countries level to return cpf 55?

Anonymous said...

Can pay themselves many times of Nordic countries ministers pay, should be able to pay back people money at 55 as originally promised, we are the richest countries or one of the richest, why can't keep the promised of paying at 55, with $300 billions reserves, last time can pay people at 55 hard earn money CPF now can't? What do you think?

Anonymous said...

Zach • 27 minutes ago Report Abuse

In the US, you can take a hardship loan against your retirement. You must pay back with interest so that your retirement fund is not depleted. This sounds like a reasonable alternative. You can't have people taking money out whenever they want, it would make it too difficult to plan for how to invest the CPF portfolio.

Reply

Anonymous said...

Why do we live with a system that empowers a handful of elites to decide on our fate, worth and rights?

The people must be a bunch of educated idiots.

Anonymous said...

Many who collect their cpf at 55 do well a few might overspent,so it is more beneficial to the economy to release money to those person who now how to invest to grow the economy

Anonymous said...

How is the decision
Made from able withdraw a lump sum to unable to withdraw
The cpf lump sum at 55?

Anonymous said...

Every home is a good home....now why dont the idiotic ministers live in HDBs?

Hypocrites

Anonymous said...

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

He said that the anonymity of the online space makes it easy for healthy debate and discussion to degenerate into abuse and hate-mongering.

"In Singapore, we see much constructive engagement online, but also no lack of trolling. We must fight back against such trolling, and provide a safe and responsible online space, which promotes constructive participation,” said Mr Lee.

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

In other words, the gov doesnt want you to SCOLD(term as abusive) them and always speak calmly, politely and constructively which leads to ...CIVIL DISGREEMENT ( what can you do when the few elites insist on their corrupt ways?)

You are not allowed to display acute anger though part of your humanity(term as abusive).

All kuai like little children talk and discuss like ROBOTS(emotionless)!

And most importantly, NO ANGER NO RIOTS(term as abusive)

Bow out ...peacefully, if you disagree with absolute power!( now why don't dictators try that with their people? They need to hire better LAWYERS in their team!)



Anonymous said...

https://www.facebook.com/goh.gilbert/posts/10152405306373975

Professor Balding from HK wrote a recent scathing article on the low interest rate earns by CPF holders - we only manage to receive a measly 2.5% interest on our ordinary account whereas the retirement special account picks up a decent 4%.

Prof Balding wrote how Temasek Holdings use our CPF money to invest attracting investment returns of 15% and above so what the board gives to us at 2.5% is really peanuts. All investment however carries risk and the government justifies its decision not to allow CPF money to be used exclusively for investment purposes in case the whole fund goes bust during a bad down-turn.

Anonymous said...

How it is decided, why it was decided, how is the process decided to lock up people CPF which is big difference to those who had collected their CPF and those who did not, kindly let us know. This the most important asset which many people take many years to save?

Is it put inside people bank better then lock up forever for some reasons other then they know themselves, which might change the monthly payment/retirement age from 60 to 63 to 65 to 68, may change to 70 to 73 depend on circumstances nobody know?

So many of those who live before 70 no chance to see their CPF, working a lifetime to accumulate, in the future?

Anonymous said...

Singapore always boast got so much money go the highest GDP, minister is the highest in the world and pensions, but when come to welfare?

Singapore got hundreds of billions of reserves, I doubt it need to manage more people CPF? Why got so much reserves need to locked up people CPF?

Putting money permanently locked up in CPF and putting money in own bank is a huge different?

Anonymous said...

No wonder a minister saw the cpf statement he was so happy his multi million pay is assure with the change of cpf policy?

Anonymous said...

http://www.tremeritus.com/2013/11/24/samsui-woman-who-received-pms-commendation-jumps-to-her-death/

Anonymous said...

Should they think of cutting down their incredibly high pay to that level of the Scandinavia countries, which their ministers only got around $200,000 per year and they have been incredibly successful even with these very reasonably pay?

They have good reasons to get they incredibly pay , pensions and 8 months of bonus why not cut it down, to return people CPF at 55 since Singapore is one of the richest nation with one of the highest GND and hundreds of billions of reserves as claimed?

Pay themselves comparably to the Nordic nations ministers pay, so that CPF can be returned to people at 55 as previously many had gotten their CPF and very happy?

Service people with a heart not about how money you can make?

Anonymous said...

http://sg.finance.yahoo.com/news/dear-cpf-back-money-160000444.html

Anonymous said...

Nordic countries higher unemployment but they have jobless benefits?


http://www.nordsoc.org/en/Sweden/Unemployment1/

The Nordic ministers pay themselves reasonably so that they can give more welfare to the people?

Anonymous said...

Nordic countries higher unemployment but they have employment benefits:

http://www.nordsoc.org/en/Sweden/Unemployment1/

Anonymous said...

Sweden Prime Minister's salaries: http://www.ask.com/wiki/Prime_Minister_of_Sweden

Anonymous said...

1824000 Swedish Krona equals
346944.86 Singapore Dollar

Anonymous said...

http://bonjourplanetearth.blogspot.sg/2011/05/highly-paid-singapore-ministers-get.html

Anonymous said...

http://www.theonlinecitizen.com/2011/03/gdp-bonus-lots-of-dollar-but-no-sense/

Anonymous said...

http://therealsingapore.com/content/latest-update-s-r-nathan-award-withdrawn-new-award-given

Anonymous said...

Raising of CPF retirement age: http://www.valuebuddies.com/thread-199.html

Anonymous said...

Sweden Prime Minister's salaries: http://www.ask.com/wiki/Prime_Minister_of_Sweden
The Prime Minister of Sweden one of the most well run and innovative countries, that rarely import people to boost the ecomony?

1824000 Swedish Krona equals
346944.86 Singapore Dollar

Ministers'incredible pensions schemes after some protest, since then had been changed to CPF?
http://bonjourplanetearth.blogspot.sg/2011/05/highly-paid-singapore-ministers-get.html

The incredible 8 months bonus to reward themselves?
http://www.theonlinecitizen.com/2011/03/gdp-bonus-lots-of-dollar-but-no-sense/

The incredible $40 millions 12 year tenure ceremony Presidents?
http://therealsingapore.com/content/latest-update-s-r-nathan-award-withdrawn-new-award-given

Could it be the reason of CPF lock up to pay themselves? Nobody know?

Swedish PM with a annual salary of around $350K is a much well run country with generous welfare and jobless benefits. One of the highest standard of living and much innovative country?

Should they reverse or return people blood, sweat & tears savings(CPF) at 55 as many had received previously, before the policy was revised? Should they reduce their salaries to that of the Scandinavia ministers' level which is more affordable?

Their incredible salaries need lots of indirect taxes to support?

Anonymous said...

ASK ME:
November 26, 2013 at 6:46 pm (Quote)

A Finnish Lady Told me in Finland Ministers and ordinary folks the pay between them is very very small.People serves in govt because they love the country not money
Rating: +43 (from 43 votes)

Anonymous said...

http://www.tremeritus.com/2013/11/26/prof-koh-continued-to-voice-his-support-for-minimum-wage/

ASK ME:
November 26, 2013 at 6:46 pm (Quote)
A Finnish Lady Told me in Finland Ministers and ordinary folks the pay between them is very very small.People serves in govt because they love the country not money

Rating: +43 (from 43 votes)

Anonymous said...

In Sin, the Leaders just choose to have a system different from the Finland System.
Sinkies, or at least 60% of them sanctioned the System
Mind You huh, the Sin Government does not rob or hold the Citizens at gun point hor.

Anonymous said...

Singaporean sleeping in the Streets:https://www.google.com.sg/search?q=homeless+in+singapore&client=firefox-a&hs=01G&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=caeVUpbVEoGIrQezsIGgDg&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAQ&biw=960&bih=630

http://www.tremeritus.com/2013/11/26/prof-koh-continued-to-voice-his-support-for-minimum-wage/

http://mysingaporenews.blogspot.sg/2009/04/top-30-highest-paid-politicians-in.html

Anonymous said...

Homeless scandinavian

https://www.google.com.sg/search?q=homeless+scandinavian&client=firefox-a&hs=hBU&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=_myWUqvyGcTSrQfQxYGQDg&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAQ&biw=960&bih=630


Homeless Singaporean

https://www.google.com.sg/search?q=homeless+singaporean&client=firefox-a&hs=7ro&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=Q22WUo25Kc3QrQfQh4HIDQ&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAQ

Anonymous said...

Will the lock up of CPF causes many talent younger Singaporean or those who have lots of CPF to emigrate, left behind those poorer Singaporean not so talented, which need welfare as a result deteriorately situations?

Could the CPF lock up scheme causes many well educated and talented Singaporean to emigrate to other countries causes serious brain drain?

Anonymous said...

Could Singapore in future with more importing more population like Hong Kong cage houses?

https://www.google.com.sg/search?q=hong+kong+cage+homes&client=firefox-a&hs=cZB&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=zYuWUqz6Koyxrgefn4GIDg&ved=0CC8QsAQ&biw=960&bih=630

Anonymous said...

With this group of high education and well trained Singaporean, they are highly sought after by foreign countries, foreign countries are happy to welcome them to emigrate and take out their CPF, so they don't to spend tax payer money to train them and can get a group of highly educated with their CPF and savings to come to their countries to contribute to their economy?

Anonymous said...

Told you so...Sin is a souless society..souless, kiasee and kiasu....just like their leaders...

...shhhh....you can't even say that....breach of insecurity you know...

Anonymous said...

WORK YOURSELF TO DEATH STUPID SLAVES

MAKE YOUR MASTERS RICH WHILE YOU LIVE LIKE RATS HO HO HO

Anonymous said...

International legal opinion supports the advancement of the law in respect of public comment. In 2012, the UK Law Commission recommended abolishing the offence of “scandalising the judiciary” because it is “an infringement of freedom of expression and out of step with social attitudes”.  The Commission noted that the offence “belongs to an era when deferential respect to the judiciary was the norm.  But social attitudes have changed.  Enforcing the offence today would do little to reinforce respect for the judiciary and, if judges are thought to be using it to protect their own, could strengthen any existing distrust or disrespect.”

Are judges beyond reproach? You shit like any other criminal or priest. You are as human as a rubbish collector or a janitor.

Why the special "protection order"? Because your judgment is infallible? Or because you are a spoilt little brat?

Ha

The gods must be crazy

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Anonymous said...

http://www.transitioning.org/2013/11/30/jobless-47-year-old-nus-graduate-offer-after-jobless-for-7-months-6hour-temp-position-from-cdc/

The solution to Singapore many problems is to reduce the ministers salaries to that of the level of that of Nordic nations level, which need much indirect taxes to maintain?

Anonymous said...

He added that Singapore's position is not to comment on intelligence matters."Even when the allegations are untrue, we never come out to deny them because you cannot, on intelligence matters, come out and say this is true, or this is untrue, or this is five per cent true, that is 95 per cent false," said Mr Shanmugam.

@@@@#@#

If so, why do you demand accountability from people or citizens who use their intelligence against you(including false allegations)?

Ah.. hypocrites(unjust and corrupt ). .. talk like a typical legal snake. .. People are easy to bully right?

Anonymous said...

http://www.tremeritus.com/2013/12/01/prof-at-lky-school-spore-can-fit-more-than-8-million/#comment-1111594

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