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  • gekpohboy's Avatar
    2,180 posts since Mar '16
    • Originally posted by FireIce:

      Halimah Yacob will continue to live in Yishun flat http://str.sg/4VrM 

      Wa... whoever live in her flat damn lucky leh.

      live in HDB but got condo security.

      somemore borrow loanshark no nid scared loanshark come harass you.

      Which block is it?

      Limpeh wan relocate there.

      Edited by gekpohboy 14 Sep `17, 8:58PM
    • Originally posted by gekpohboy:

      cannot. must be hakka first

      Hokkien is majority no need reserve

      Should reserve for henghua fuzhou hockchia

    • My Originally posted by gekpohboy:

      cannot. must be hakka first

      Nope.....

      Teo chew lang first.... icon_mrgreen.gif

    • How about reserve for Pinoy... icon_mrgreen.gif

    • Originally posted by gekpohboy:

      Hokkien is majority no need reserve

      Should reserve for henghua fuzhou hockchia

      Wa lang Hokkien siao lang minority community must know from time to time that someone from our minority community can be president and have our interests represented tioh boh....Loong Loong said one de....

    • Originally posted by gekpohboy:

      Nope.....

      Teo chew lang first.... icon_mrgreen.gif

      Peranakan how???

    • Originally posted by gekpohboy:

      cannot. must be hakka first

      PM already got two Hakka liao icon_wink.gif

    • Originally posted by gekpohboy:

      Peranakan how???

      Just finished his terms icon_mrgreen.gif

    • Even Ang Mo can be certified as hokkien lang.

    • Hokkien lang for president!! Wanbao notice me

    • Hokkien lang slogan:

      KONG HEE HUAT CHYE!

    • lol... then next is Indian isit?

      Indian also got many dialects... icon_lol.gif

    • Originally posted by gekpohboy:

      lol... then next is Indian isit?

      Indian also got many dialects... icon_lol.gif

      Ang Mo also...

      got Scotland, London, France, Germany, America, Canada... 

      Edited by gekpohboy 14 Sep `17, 10:23PM
    • Originally posted by gekpohboy:

      Ang Mo also...

      got Scotland, London, France, Germany, America, Canada... 

      French girl for president icon_mrgreen.gif

    • Originally posted by gekpohboy:

      French girl for president icon_mrgreen.gif

      No... 

      British woman first... 

      Then next time queen visit sg or we visit U.K. got competition,

      See whose neh bigger... icon_lol.gif

      Edited by gekpohboy 14 Sep `17, 10:23PM
    • Halimah one I think cannot make it... wink.png

      Edited by gekpohboy 14 Sep `17, 10:23PM
    • Originally posted by gekpohboy:

      Just finished his terms icon_mrgreen.gif

      sian. Now no more KFC.

      wonder Halimah look like which fast-food mascot...

      Edited by gekpohboy 14 Sep `17, 10:28PM
    • Originally posted by gekpohboy:

      sian. Now no more KFC.

      wonder Halimah look like which fast-food mascot...

      Starbucks

      Edited by gekpohboy 14 Sep `17, 10:28PM
    • #HalimahYacob

    • #pe2017

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    265,037 posts since Dec '99
    • COMMENT: Singapore presidency with an asterisk and a government that was blindsided

       

      Halimah Yacob’s presidency has been tainted. The eighth President of Singapore will continue to be haunted by an electoral process that pushed her into a whirlpool of vitriol as her status as a Malay was questioned and her financial nous put under the microscope.

      The 63-year-old made a strategic error in choosing to contest the presidential election as the government’s unofficial candidate. Today she stands accused of all kinds of cruel charges that are not worth mentioning here. Now we have an Elected President with an asterisk. Pity Halimah.

      I met her thrice. Each time, she impressed with her genteel nature and her desire to do good to workers and the disadvantaged. One of these occasions was when I took a group of Asian journalists to meet her. They were in Singapore as part of a three-month fellowship programme. They came out impressed with the way she spoke to her constituents who had gone to see her as part of her meet-the-people session.

      If she had fought an open election, she could have won it without much difficulty. If Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong had not manoeuvred too hastily to change the rules of the game and if he had understood his populace better and managed the process smartly, we would be celebrating Singapore’s first woman President and a tudung-wearing one at that. Pity Singapore.

      The run-up to the election has inflicted a serious wound, especially on Malays, which will take a long time to heal. There are enough Malays who feel that they have been turned into political pawns in the People Action Party’s game to stop presidential hopeful Tan Cheng Bock from contesting.

      Many Malays have questioned the very basis of this election. In the first place, they didn’t feel the need to have a Malay President and even if they felt the need they would have preferred one who contested on equal terms, not on a preferential basis. By putting such a high bar — experience of managing a company with $500 million shareholder equity in the last three years for private-sector candidates — the government must have known that getting qualified Malays to contest would have been an impossible task.

      Even if there were individuals who would have qualified, not many would have wanted to fight the government’s unofficial candidate. PM Lee said confidently when he was asked if there were Malays who would qualify, “There are qualified Malays, there are qualified Singaporeans.” Today those words are being ridiculed.

      Worse, there was so much scrutiny on the Malayness of the three contestants that forced many Malays to ask themselves whether there was a true-blue Malay among themselves.

      This debate is something PM and his team had never expected and it shows how the government had been totally blindsided by an electorate that would chuck the official narrative aside and let their counter narrative prevail. The implications are huge as the government’s control of its message will be muddied and muddled by a population that will use social media to press their points of view.

      If there is one political lesson to be learnt by the government from this badly-thought-out exercise it is this: Don’t take Singaporeans for granted.

      Writer’s note: This is my first commentary on the Elected Presidency. I and two others were in the media team helping presidential hopeful Salleh Marican and felt conflicted about it. Now that our engagement with Salleh is over, I am free to write. I have not used any information from my work for him in this article.

      P N Balji is a veteran Singaporean journalist who was formerly chief editor of Today, as well as an editor at The New Paper. He is currently a media consultant. The views expressed are his own.

       

      yahoo

  • annonymous629's Avatar
    2 posts since Sep '17
    • okay so basically I'm just a student here stating my opinion on the presidential elections. Basically, Singapore publicly states itself as a democratic country and an inclusive society meaning that everyone is equal regardless of race...... But putting up the reserved presidential elections just contradicts everything that the government is preaching of a society whereby everyone is treated equally. Isn't it just like taking a knife and stabbing yourself allowing the chance for a reserved election. In my honest opinion, they are trying to prevent the (previous guy who lost the presidential election in 2012 not gonna state his name) from joining this time because they fear that he might take over and expose the negative things which the party has been doing underground without anyone doing since we are under a basically one-party rule. In conclusion, the elections this time is definitely rigged and I will never recognise her as my president because it is not voted by the people but controlled by the government. 

       

      Just the opinion of a schoolboy still schooling. PeaceOut

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