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Why is MM Lee so quiet recently?

Posted by singaporege2011 on April 20, 2011

Why is LKY so quiet?

Usually before an election, LKY will dish out his usual wisdom, usually in a rather threatening manner. I believe he choose to be quite now so that when he dishes it out just be fore the election, it will have maximum impact. One will probably recall how he predicted that if PAP is voted out, investments will depart from Singapore and we will become a fishing village and our womenfolk will become maids in other countries. While the 30+ percent that always vote against PAP is immune to this, I am sure it is very effective against a larger number of people.

I think its important to point out what he will dish out again and show why its all falsehood and nothing more than self serving hypocritical statements meant to entrench themselves. Here are some

Falsehood #1 : Singapore will stop functioning. All governmental activity will cease. Litter will be slewed everywhere.  The civil service is still in place. It just means that they will now need to get new directions. Perhaps instead of everything being market rate driven, elements of compassion for the citizens can be added. Until these directions come, how the civil service is structured requires it to work as before until new directives are set.

Falsehood #2 : Investments will exit out of Singapore Foreign companies are driven by profit. They are not here because they like PAP but because they like how much money they can make here. I do not hear any opposition party advocating driving these investments out or in other words reducing the opportunity for these companies to make the level of profit that they are able to. Our womenfolk will not need to be maids.

Falsehood #3 : Your HDB flats will be worthless This is absurd. While its true that its PAP policies that has driven the HDB prices to current ridiculous levels, it is also their policies that make citizens very worried for their children and enslaving them. It’s a demand and supply situation for resale flats. If the prices drop, the group that will be hurt are the ones that bought it last. Its like a pyramid scheme that the PAP has created. Unfortunately, there is a need to stabilize the flat prices and the only way is to freeze it at today’s level and allow affordability to catch up.

We need to educate a whole generation that what LKY say is often wrong just as he is right. Perhaps we need them to remember that he had to stand corrected about his blatantly wrong comment about our fellow muslim Singaporeans. Isn’t he the one that wanted to implement the graduate mothers’ priority scheme. What about his disastrous misguided “stop at two” policy? Recall how he has blamed Singaporeans for PAP mistakes, like the mas selamat escape. How we are daft if we vote against MBT, how we need spurs in our behind, how more foreigners will be good for us.

When he comes out and spew his nonsense this election, please make sure everyone is aware that he has been wrong very often too and these threats are just more nonsense from him and should be ignore. In fact, we should start asking why he needs to threaten Singaporeans? What is he trying to hide?

LKY observer

 

Source: Temasek Review

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2 Responses to “Why is MM Lee so quiet recently?”

  1. James said

    Falsehood #1 : Singapore will stop functioning. All governmental activity will cease. Litter will be slewed everywhere. The civil service is still in place. It just means that they will now need to get new directions. Perhaps instead of everything being market rate driven, elements of compassion for the citizens can be added. Until these directions come, how the civil service is structured requires it to work as before until new directives are set.

    – Unfortunately, the ministries are all headed by MPs who were later elected ministers. If we vote too many PAP MPs out, we also vote a lot of ministers out. The opposition may have good MP candidates, but almost zero minister candidates. When a large number of ministers suddenly disappear with apparent successors, how can our civil service not be shaken?

    Falsehood #2 : Investments will exit out of Singapore Foreign companies are driven by profit. They are not here because they like PAP but because they like how much money they can make here. I do not hear any opposition party advocating driving these investments out or in other words reducing the opportunity for these companies to make the level of profit that they are able to. Our womenfolk will not need to be maids.

    – Foreign companies are here because PAP’s dominance provides an extremely stable government that will ensure their money-making ventures in Singapore go well. If the government is suddenly shaken by a sudden surge of opposition parties, foreign investors looking in will definitely think twice before investing.

    Falsehood #3 : Your HDB flats will be worthless This is absurd. While its true that its PAP policies that has driven the HDB prices to current ridiculous levels, it is also their policies that make citizens very worried for their children and enslaving them. It’s a demand and supply situation for resale flats. If the prices drop, the group that will be hurt are the ones that bought it last. Its like a pyramid scheme that the PAP has created. Unfortunately, there is a need to stabilize the flat prices and the only way is to freeze it at today’s level and allow affordability to catch up.

    – “If the prices drop, the group that will be hurt are the ones that bought it last.” Absolutely correct. Right now, people who can’t afford HDBs or who have waited too long for HDBs are the ones complaining. Once we start controlling prices, those of us who ALREADY have HDBs will see our flat prices stagnant while inflation goes up. In other words, our HDBs may lose their value just so others can buy them.

  2. Enuff is enough! said

    #1: disagree with James : don’t be misled! These MPs are there as figure heads. The key functions are done by the civil services. Anyone with strong track record in private corporate experience and a passion for public – can take on such roles and provide the necessary vision and stewardship. Such a change is only transitionary. Take a look at US, UK, or even Japan, these countries continue to function well despite with many changes in leaderships. The most recent financial crisis also tell us that no leader is indospensable. Many CEOs and the relevant management teams were removed from their offices yet these companies came out from the crisis much stronger under their new leadership.

    #2: we need to recognize that stability is not the result of pap dominance. It is a function of policies and management. What makes one think or even believe that opposition parties will be overthrowing this stability!?! We need to be careful not to be brainwashed by the MPs.
    Secondly, u cannot guarantee money making ventures to go welll on stability alone. There are many other practical considerations that go into foreign investments.
    Btw, are u aware that there were many mncs which left Singapore in the last many years ( during pap’s
    reign)? Pls be clear headed!

    #3: this is obviously the big mistake of pap’s policies. We are all stuck with our HDBs at these ridiculous levels. This simply means all of us have a part to ensure that this bad policy is terminated! PAP created the huge demand thru allowing the PRs to buy HDBs and with no proper planning on the supply side.
    What is the motto of HDB?
    Price controls can to start at the new flats. These will ensure our future generations continue to have a roof over their heads. As for those existing flats, their values will still be left to market forces.

    On inflation, our incomes are not even catching up with these inflated property prices.

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