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Khaw Boon Wan CRIED about doing his walkabouts in ill health to gain sympathy votes

Posted by singaporege2011 on May 4, 2011

After seeing their usual fear-mongering tactics of threatening voters backfired spectacularly, PAP leaders now changed their tactics completely by pretending to be ‘soft’ to gain sympathy votes.

It appears that CRYING is now the favorite gimmick used by PAP leaders to win over voters, with the latest PAP leader to CRY being PAP candidate for Sembawang GRC Khaw Boon Wan after Lim Swee Say and Lim Boon Heng CRIED openly on TV last week.

Instead of talking about his plans for Sembawang GRC, Mr Khaw spent an entire 5 minutes during his ‘rally’ complaining how drained he was by walking the ground because he had a heart-bypass last year before stunning the crowd by breaking into TEARS:

Mr Khaw’s ‘wayang’ did not go down too well with netizens who accused him of shedding last-minute ‘crocodile tears’ to win their votes.

Taowangus, a Sembawang resident posted immediately on the Youtube video which has attracted more ‘dislikes’ than ‘likes’:

“Mr Khaw, as a sembawang grc resident, I have always respected you as a health minister. I thank you for your contributions and hopefully that is not crocodile tears you’ve just shed. I believe Mr Chiam See Tong is in a weaker health state than yours and yet he did not discuss about his failing health and surely did not shed a tear about it publicly. Please speak to us about policies and not just how tiring it is to visit the residents.”

nkrulez scoffed at Mr Khaw’s feeble attempt to win public sympathy:

“you got a heart bypass. you have blisters. SO WHAT? you are simply doing what you are paid for. doing it to ensure your own rice bowl of what 2mil a year? if it’s too hard for you, you can jolly well quit. there are many out there more than willing to do it.”

ybblob lampooned Mr Khaw for his dismal performance as Health Minister.

“So what happens after you visit them? Do their lives become better? Do they also get $8 by pass? Go ask every single 1 of them after you have paid them a visit, they will say the same thing, it’s better to die then to fall sick in Singapore. This is the hard truth, Mr Khaw. After you long story, the truth remains the same, your health care system does not help the people who really needs it. You visit them everyday also no use, unless you and PAP change the system.”

A former Malaysian who never served a single day of National Service, Mr Khaw infuriated many Singaporeans when he floated the idea of sending Singapore elderly to retire in neighboring country which he categorically denied, but in an interview with the Straits Times on 17 April 2006, he was quoted as saying:

“My personal view is, our land is expensive. But we have nearby neighbours in Johore, Batam and Bintan. The elderly want to reach their doctors within half to one hour. So retirement villages in neighbouring countries is possible, barring the cross-border hassle. It is best to find cheap land on short leases.”

Sembawang residents who are concerned about Mr Khaw’s health should help him take a long break on 7 May.

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One Response to “Khaw Boon Wan CRIED about doing his walkabouts in ill health to gain sympathy votes”

  1. Kong Hu Zi said

    KBW said he had prepared a long speech but can’t deliver it in the sub-optimal condition and will specak from the heart.

    Does it mean that the prepared speech were not from his heart?

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