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  • SJS6638's Avatar
    5,614 posts since Nov '11
    • Where is fair/impartial treatment?     

      http://www.theonlinecitizen.com/2015/07/govt-will-go-extinct-if-it-helped-non-supporters-first-pm-lee/

      Gov’t will go extinct if it helped non-supporters first: PM Lee

      JULY 3, 2015 BY ANDREW LOH IN MAIN STORYNEWS · 107 COMMENTS
          
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      In remarks reminiscent of those he has made in the past, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said the Government would go “extinct” if it helped those who voted against it “first”.

      “If we take the view that if you voted against me, I should help you first (as) that shows my largeness of spirit, then I think you will go extinct as a government,” Mr Lee said.

      He made the remarks during a dialogue on Thursday hosted by Washington Post columnist, Fareed Zakaria, at a Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) conference titled, “Singapore at 50: What Lies Ahead?”.

      Mr Lee was responding to Mr Zakaria’s opinion that Singapore was one of the only developed economies in the world that has not transitioned to a multi-party liberal democracy.

      “We are a multi-party liberal democratic system,” Mr Lee said. “The outcome is not what you would like to see, but that is what Singaporean voters have decided.”

      A month before the general election of 2011, Mr Lee also made similar remarks about how those who voted against his ruling party, the People’s Action Party (PAP), would be left at the back of the queue for government programmes.

      A student at a ministerial forum at the National University of Singapore (NUS) had asked Mr Lee, who was the guest speaker, why residents in opposition-held Hougang were being penalised when it came to upgrading programmes by the Housing and Development Board (HDB).

      “The answer is that there has to be a distinction. Because the PAP wards supported the Government and the policies which delivered these good things,” PM Lee told the 1,200 students in the audience.

      “Between the people who voted and supported the programme and the government, and the people who didn’t,” he explained, “I think if we went and put yours before the PAP constituencies, it would be an injustice.”

      Mr Lee’s remarks then created a huge uproar, with many criticising his government for discriminating against Singaporeans based on who they voted for, and for using taxpayers’ funds to induce or coerce political support.

      Yahoo Singapore, April 2011Yahoo Singapore, April 2011

      “I thought that as PM, he was there to represent ALL the people, without favour or preference,” said one commenter online. “He is not the PM of just those he voted for, but for each and every Singapore citizen, including those who did not vote for him or his party… How can the PM say that if you vote for PAP, you get nice chocolate cake and coffee, but if you vote for other party you only get water and biscuit?”

      Another person posted: “Upgrading is not delivered solely based on policies. It is driven by money from the reserves. The money comes from the people and not from PAP.”

      The PAP saw its vote share slide to its lowest ever at the 2011 elections, which also saw it lose a group representation constituency (GRC) for the first time. The party also subsequently lost two by-elections following that.

      The Government has had to tread a tight-rope since then, especially when it came to discriminatory government practices or policies.

      Channel Newsasia, April 2015Channel Newsasia, April 2015

      This could be seen just three months ago, in April, when the Minister of Social and Family Development, Tan Chuan-Jin, struck a seemingly different tune, and said the Government “will work for the people, regardless of who they vote for.”

      “I think one of the things we have always believed in is to try and do the right thing. It is really important for us as a small country and I think we will continue to do that,” he said while on a visit to the opposition constituency of Aljunied.

      The theme of inclusiveness has been a recurring one in government ministers’ speeches for the longest time.

      In fact, on Tuesday, Mr Lee reiterated his government’s commitment to building such a society which, he said, included being gracious towards each other.

      “We really want a society which is cohesive and graciousness is an important part of this,” he said at another dialogue at the Singapore Management University.

      “Graciousness meaning we are about each other, we feel for each other, we are not just in a rat-race, but we are in a team together.”

      He said that despite competing with each other, we also have to “work together, we feel together.”

      “I think graciousness therefore is an important part of this,” he said. “You do not want to be a place where you are rich, you live in one little circle, if you are poor, you are cut out from that circle. We are all Singaporeans together, we all eat at hawker centres from time to time, we all visit the same places, even when we go on holiday, we do not go on such drastically different places for holiday and we meet each other overseas. That is the right sort of society we want to be.”

    • Why does sg has this kind? 

      Is Singapore under curse?

       

    • GOVT go extinct ......    So far sg only has 1 govt which is PAP.

      This one is referring to it PAP go extinct.

       

       

  • Honeybunz's Avatar
    15,901 posts since Apr '02
    • His comments made in 2011 leh.  

      Why now Andrew Loh then talk about it?  Lagging ah? 

  • SJS6638's Avatar
    5,614 posts since Nov '11
    • Originally posted by Honeybunz:

      His comments made in 2011 leh.  

      Why now Andrew Loh then talk about it?  Lagging ah? 

      Reminder. You know how daft and forgetful majority of voters are especially the 60% daft ones.

  • Nuffsaysno's Avatar
    13 posts since Jul '15
  • laurence82's Avatar
    124,951 posts since Nov '03
    • Its a reminder of how disconnected the government is.

      By this logic, i dont pay tax since i didnt vote for this government.

  • SMB145B's Avatar
    2,234 posts since Dec '12
  • SJS6638's Avatar
    5,614 posts since Nov '11
    • Originally posted by SMB145B:

      the 60.1% repenting or not?

      No, no repentence.  Go read pappies' supporter post fake FB to slander oppositions.

      this daft one posted someone else photo as himself.    From here i can spot similiarity ......  of this daftie and the party he supports.

  • allkosong's Avatar
    188 posts since Nov '11
    • Party is party; government is government.  Not the same thing.

      As the government, you are responsible for the wellbeing of ALL Singaporeans.

      And taxpayers' money should be used for the betterment of Singapore.

  • SMB145B's Avatar
    2,234 posts since Dec '12
    • Originally posted by SJS6638:

      No, no repentence.  Go read pappies' supporter post fake FB to slander oppositions.

      this daft one posted someone else photo as himself.    From here i can spot similiarity ......  of this daftie and the party he supports.

      i see who dares to slander sliver lim.

  • Neutral-Thinker's Avatar
    762 posts since Dec '10
    • Maybe he is right, the ground sentiments revealed by this survey (politics section) does not favour PAP

      Edited by FireIce 10 Aug `15, 9:07PM
  • charlize's Avatar
    31,782 posts since Mar '05
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