A Nation in Limbo and a Divide that Drives through the Heart of Singapore

(just some thoughts..)

I found myself asking this question today – is this a country I want to live in, where the country has become so divided and endless bickerings play out on the national stage, and where innocent people are maligned just so a certain political party can allow themselves to get ahead.

The state of our country is becoming so childish, so wilful.

Sometimes you wonder if the person running the country is the son of his father or if he has even learnt to come into his own.

Of course, bickerings happen all over the world, many worse than Singapore.

This does not mean that just because it happens that we can pretend that such petty politics should be acceptable.

I think let’s dispense with the niceties, and call out what is happening in Singapore for what it is.

My case is known. I have been sued, lost my job, and then they let the police at me.

The only thing left that the PAP would wish they could do would be to push a giant knife into my back or to run me down with a Ferrari.

But of course, they’ve knived me through and through, so what’s the difference?

So, let’s put my case aside. Even I am tired of it.

Now, we read about news of the PAP attacking the Worker’s Party (WP) on an almost daily basis, accusing the WP of everything but the toilet sink.

But I look at the PAP with disgust. And at this point, please may I ask of readers to stop pretending for the PAP.

The PAP is black. We know it. No matter how much washing powder it tries to rub onto its white costumes, it cannot cover up for how slimy the party is.

To see the PAP accuse another party of doing something they are even worse at doing, I do not even know what to say.

If you cannot get your own house in order, if you cannot even be transparent and accountable to Singaporeans, what makes you think you are even in a position to utter those very words to another?

The PAP makes transparent opaque.

It makes accountable discounted.

And then it thumps its own chest and say: we care for the people, we believe in equality, we…

Oh, spare me the bulls***, please.

If there is one thing that the PAP cares about, it is their money.

And that is the only thing.

ONLY THING.

If you seriously believe in wanting to protect Singaporeans, when you hear of stories of people choosing to die instead of go to a hospital, you will change your policies to make sure that they can at least go to a hospital. You will make sure that their first thought is not whether they can pay for their hospital bills but whether they can receive immediate quality care.

If you sincerely believe in wanting Singaporeans to earn a decent living, you would calculate how much Singaporeans need to survive and give them that amount of salary so that they can actually survive. You will not give someone $1,000, show off that you have raised it by 20 percent from a miserly $800, then when it is (still obviously) not enough, give the worker some extra cash then lament that the worker is begging you for it, when it was you who made the worker beg in the first place.

Look, if the PAP does its job, do you think Singaporeans would be angry with them?

Do you think Singaporeans would throw their support behind the opposition, if the PAP actually cares for Singaporeans?

And then when Singaporeans speak up, the PAP would crush them like a cockroach.

Honestly, be a gentleman. If you cannot take care of the people, then please vacate your seats and let someone else do it.

How can anyone justify that by paying themselves millions while paying tens of thousands of Singaporeans only S$1,000 every month in the most expensive country in the world, that they actually have the interests of the people at heart?

If the PAP actually cares for Singaporeans, then Santa Claus is also real.

My point?

Yes, what’s my point.

My point is that Singapore does not need to be in the mess it is in now.

Because the PAP wants to stay in power so that it can continue to protect its own wealth, it will attack the opposition and innocent Singaporeans just so it will get its way.

The PAP then uses the other estates of government, such as the civil service, and then turn it into their personal tools to attack Singaporeans.

We are no longer a country, if you have not noticed.

Who among us feel proud to be here?

Who among us are still proud to call Singapore home?

But why do we have to languish to this extent?

Not too long ago – maybe two decades ago – our country was still on its way to becoming the pride of our people.

What happened?

Because the PAP played dirt-cheap politics and would do anything it can just to stay in power.

Today, our country is divided because the PAP would protect the rich over the poor and the middle-class, foreigners over Singaporeans (because of the agreements they have signed with the other countries) and their own cronies over Singaporeans.

Of course, the PAP’s support is built on a very weak base. How many among its supporters genuinely believe that the PAP has its heart for its people? How many who swear by the PAP swear because of the money they get to earn just by swearing?

It saddens me to see how our country has become so divided, where the large majority of Singaporeans who are poor and the middle class, and where those who cannot help the PAP make the money they want, are cast aside as leeches.

I find it very sad.

Maybe pardon me for being so blatant about my disdain today. I do not know if there are other ways to frame this.

I have come to a point where I realise that Singapore is in a state of limbo.

And if we truly want change for our country, we have to decide to want it.

The problem is, Singaporeans do not really know what we want.

And so we keep dancing cha-cha. Back, forth, cha cha cha.

And then we hope that at some point, things will change and the country will become a better place!

How so, we do not know. Just not too drastic, not too harsh, I will not be able to take it, we think.

OK, sure, then what is it we really want?

Nothing, then?

I think we have reached a point where we have to ask ourselves some very honest questions.

How much are we willing to risk to see change come to Singapore?

How far are we willing to admit that the PAP does not care for Singaporeans and stop living in the denial that they might, one day, some day?

How far are we willing to fight, instead of hide behind the frontline and hope that the truth will not hit us as long as we pretend not to see it?

Basically, Singapore is at a turning point, or in a state of limbo rather. And we will be stuck in limbo until Singaporeans decide what to do with ourselves.

And we will not be stuck in a nice limbo. As long we cannot decide what we want for the country, the PAP will continue to create policies to divide Singapore and Singaporeans, income inequality will continue to widen and life will be tougher.

So it will be a hard limbo. It will be like dancing cha-cha with 5-foot heels. OK, I kid, but you get my drift.

But at the very end of it, there is just one thing to ask. How ready are you to face up to the reality of things in Singapore and how willing are you to not deny what you see.

You see, these few weeks have been particularly hard for me. I am beginning to understand why Singaporeans live with a veil over our eyes.

You have to understand that I grew up being different and have been mocked for years. Growing up requires me to face up to the harsh realities of life, to understand why people hurl insults at me, and to pretty much confront these directly and learn to deal with them.

It requires me to be very honest to myself and to others.

But recent events have allowed me to once again understand why people would choose to live in denial – to pretend that these realities do not exist.

If there is one thing I have learnt about my life so far, it is that when we are willing to be truthful to ourselves, that it will give us the strength to deal with things, face up to things and actually change things.

And this is something that can needs to done in Singapore too.

But before we see change come to Singapore, it requires the people to take a hard look at ourselves, to ask ourselves if we are ready, and whether we are willing to be honest to the reality of things and face up to things.

And then change things.

My question to you is – are you ready?

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52 comments

  1. I am ready, what about you

    The question is not whether are we ready, it is about whether you are ready to do posting all the while. Few people make things happen, many people see things happen, and most people don’t know what had happened. From all the posts you done so far, you had invited people to insult you and provide lousy quality works without constructive achievement. It shows that you are in the group of “most people” who pretending to be the group of “few people” who consistently producing substandard results – I don’t think you are ready.

  2. Tony Tan Yan Ren

    i agree. Back then as far back as 1906 , i spent more time in Singapore after my years orv flying as a pilot. I observed, i analyse , and very quickly i see the problem ..and i told Ng eng Hin and arymond lim somertime in 2004 when i was at a open house at the istana.I approached then gallantly AS USUAL with out FEAR and after shaking their hands i said “Minister, the PAP policies are NOT good and HURTING its citizens”..they, as usual although stunned , walked away as usual, PAP Minister’s style, treating their experience as meeting a lunatic . I also said if NOTHING’s has changed, I will tear up my Singapore passport and leave”…. BUT I have changed my mind of doing so inspite of the fact that i knew i was right . I decided to be a fighter for GOODNESS FOR SINGAPOREANS because otherwise i am a quitter and a loser like the GRC PAP Ministers who lost the election last.Singaporeans , i met many who are SO selfish they chastised me for being vocal and helping many seamen regain their jobs after being displced and marginalised in their retention of their jobs because of Ministry of Manpower’s policies and indifference to Singaporeans’ problems.I WILL CHANGER that wit hMY LIFE even if i HAVE to shed BLOOD!!Rise up Singaporeans, take charge of your lives and the future of your children … even if you are rich enough to be indifferent YOU will Pay for your actions OR inactions to make a difference to your Homeland…eg …when you are a failure in your booming business, or cancer stricken , it means it is payback time!!!what goes around comes around…remember!!!

  3. William

    I never vote PAP my entire life. I already saw the problems even before you, Roy. The only thing that can bring PAP down is when someone from Temasek make the expose about Ho Ching’s blunder. If you know, Roy, there is a private investment company under HC and LHL. Someone need to shine a torch there. Read Sammyboy forum, some info there waiting to be unearth. You already squandered your chance by apologising when you shouldn’t.

    • SIMPLE

      William, don’t leave to Roy. Make the big news yourself, even though you may be sued. Don’t apologize and fight it in court. Thanks a lot… waiting….

  4. coconut

    But before we see change come to Singapore, it requires the people to take a hard look at ourselves, to ask ourselves if we are ready, and whether we are willing to be honest to the reality of things and face up to things.

    And then change things.

    My question to you is – are you ready?

    >>>> they took a hard look at you and they decided not to be like you.why? Because you are trying to be a David
    taking on Goliath. You know why it won’t work?

    You went after Goliath with a spear. Even if David can muscle an army of rebellious,common and disgruntled folks and went after Goliath, it still won’t work( HK is a case in point. ). At most, you raise another Goliath.

    A white Goliath is as bad as a black Goliath

  5. 对PAP的看法

    1.
    No matter what race of people are always standing on the side of justice.
    Ruling by the different parties involved in providing advice, this is the ultimate direction of national development in Singapore. Suppress or belittle the opposition party is a normal means of competition. Therefore, the opposition party also can be the same way, tooth for tooth, tit for tat.

    Premise is that both sides should abide by the rules, the police remain neutral, no person shall foul.
    for example, if PAP check WP’s toilet sink, so according reciprocity, WP shall check PAP’s kitchen, bath room,
    Kindergarten, orphanages, homes for the aged… national finance account and everything . check it & see who needs improve.

    2.
    Set up a fair political competition, each parties shall share resources together in order to help Singaporeans.
    If PAP was tired, may take a break , let WP taken over or work together for serve Singaporeans. If you accuse them of not doing well, it is better to help him doing better.

    3.
    ” If the PAP actually cares for Singaporeans, then Santa Claus is also real.”
    ——– Santa Claus is real, but for those poor people in Singapore, not yet arrived.
    In fact, the Lord has heard the grievances of the people’s sufferings. just wait the right time comes.

    4.
    “ Who among us feel proud to be here?
    Who among us are still proud to call Singapore home? ”

    — No,
    it is a nightmare. Only one way – to leave .
    and start a new beautiful life. A healthy, vibrant, sunny life .
    Today, no matter where we are, we will always be with the Singapore poor’s and the vulnerable heart to heart .

  6. Cramen

    Another post complete of rubbish by Roy. Can see he is desperate now as he feels helpless as he is going to be bankrupt and he has very little support, not even from the opposition parties. If he is to stand for election I doubt he can even get back his deposit. Roy, grow up. To win hearts you have to speak objectively and with rationale, your blogs since day is has neither.

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  8. SIMPLE

    Just some thoughts,
    In your face book you said
    “The 60% sleeping Singaporeans aside, many have betrayed our fellow countrymen for a contract or favour from the damn whites. These Singaporeans have no soul, but they are not in denial.

    Those in denial are the 40% Singaporeans who have voted for the opposition but do not realise that every Singaporean is affected by brainwashing.”
    60 % are mostly disloyal.
    40 % are brainwashed and looking, poking fun..
    “Now most of us are watching and poking fun with our “expert opinions” criticising our brave Singaporeans who have stood up in HLP, without enough support from the rest of the 40%.”

    Thank you for admitting that you speak for a very small minority who stand up for the “brave” Singaporeans.
    Whether Singaporeans are disloyal or brainwash, you realise that it is only your opinion and not reality.

    All along, many of your readers claimed that you do not speak for Singaporeans. Now you just admit it.
    For that, I salute you for realizing this situation. So for now, speak up for yourself and your bunch of LU.

  9. JayF

    Roy Ngerng accusing anyone of playing petty politics. The irony/

    By the way, the PAP does care about Singapore. Of course they do because they OWN it. What they don’t care about are people like you.

  10. Cramen

    Roy , please stop playing the sympathy card. The reason you are sued, lost your job and charged by the police, is only due to your own doing. Stop sounding like you are persecuted or targeted. You defamed and subsequently apologised, but continue your antics behind the apology, and got sued rightly. You lost your job because you used your working time for your own agenda, have you reflected at yourself ? You got called by the police because you and your stupid gang were a nuisance to the children and the public at large, taunting them and disregard the law. You are forever blaming everything on the government, ever wonder why others do not end up like you ? Has any of the opposition party in parliament been targeted, sued and charged like you ?

    Look at your own action, read what lies and nonsense you wrote in all your blog postings. Frankly, any objective adult will just laugh over your nonsense. People like you, will just end up fading into nothing, because you cannot stand the test of character.

    • 对PAP的看法

      1. do some personal things will get fired ?
      2. write the truth get sued ?

      what coincidence you fired him and you sued him in the same time ?

      According to Singapore government’s logic, everyone in the world should be fired.
      the World no distinction of black and white .Isn’t it ?

      3. current government no sympathy him ,

      future government sympathy him, his supporter sympathy him, we sympathy him, because his story has ever happened to other Singaporeans.

      4. PAP claimed that want to build a harmonious Singapore, but lack authenticity, PAP’s ” Harmony ” reflected where ? even would not reflected to Roy , your PAP’s promised for an ” harmonious Singapore ” is lying.

      5. If your government distinguish who can be harmonious, who can not give harmonious.
      This resulted in the country can not be unified. Disunity yourselves , who benefit it ? who lost it ? think about that .

      6. You see, they did not share a dime from Singapore national finance pocket. but the rulling team took large sums money from national account .

      that is the first sin.
      then framed Roy and other 6 , to convict them
      that become the second sin.
      rulling’s sin is more deeper than each of individual.
      if people forgive you, you have to forgive people by a deal.

      7. They were treated as defendant, they dressed clean and neat went to hearing of judgement, we look at the pictures, Singapore common people are simple and beautiful, they are very respect for justice.

      the most impressed viewers that help our Chinese victims defense lawyer is an Indian ethnicity. This gives us a deep respect for the lawyer.

      • A

        Roy was not framed, he is not innocent and neither does he know anything about the truth. Where is his evidence? And he did admit to defaming the Singapore government after all. Do not be a blind supporter of Roy, just because you dislike the PAP. Think for yourself please!

      • 对PAP的看法

        those who framed Roy will not admit what they did.
        you want me only think for myself ? No.
        my last wish, only wish is to tell the World the truth in Singapore.
        I will use my life, even I die tomorrow. to support those Singaporeans who were suppressed by PAP

      • A

        Dear ‘对PAP的看法’,

        If you believe you have the truth in your hands, and it is your wish to tell the world the truth, please do go ahead.
        In fact, the sooner the better. I will truly respect you for that.
        I do not understand how you analyze this situation. How has Roy been framed if he was the one who put himself in his current predicament. The words came out of his mouth, or much rather, his blog.
        Even Roy knows it, deep deep inside. He got himself into trouble, and constantly playing ‘victim’ is getting old.
        So instead of just slamming the government, he is starting to label Singaporeans as being passive, or being in denial or afraid. This is a perfect example of how he makes baseless accusations of things that he does not even know about. How sure is he that 60% of Singaporeans are passive. If he can make up such crap, he can make up stuff about the government too. Hence, the defamation suit.
        You are silly to believe in him.
        Do not go to the DARK side.

        Regards and Peace out,
        A.

      • 对PAP的看法

        Dear,

        there is no any government filed a lawsuit against the people . because government’s basis is the people, the government is produced by people, so the government must be transparent to the people.

        if his information is wrong, what has government done for this.
        government may pay 50% responsibility for having no accountability system.

        thanks for your wors

      • A

        Dear 对PAP的看法,

        Please enlightened yourself before commenting. The government as a whole did not file a lawsuit, it was the prime minister as a citizen of Singapore who has done so.
        It is important for him to do so, because why should he sit there and be accused of something he did not do? He needs to instill public trust. When i think back, it is so laughable that Roy compared him to Pastor Kong Hee. Wise choice dude!
        Yes, Roy’s information is WRONG, and so far, besides his baseless assumptions, what has he proven?

      • Xmen

        @A,

        Care to explain why LHL refuses to go after Gopalan Nair, a fugitive, in the USA?

        What Roy wrote is nowhere near defamatory in comparison.

        Have you noticed that no successful defamation case has ever been brought against FOREIGN entities in FOREIGN land?

        “Please enlightened yourself before commenting.”

  11. A

    Dear Roy, I do not believe that Singaporeans are living in denial. Maybe its just you and your supporters? I believe, a lot of Singaporeans are PRO-PAP and have appreciated what the government has done for us. Perhaps, the PAP supporters just do not have as big a presence as the haters online.

    No government is perfect. No country is perfect. There are always pros and cons to every single policy implemented. How can you even dare to criticize when you have no idea how it is like to run a government?

    Of course, you can choose to say what you want. And you can choose to leave as well. Only when you have lived overseas would you understand the beauty of Singapore. Until then, what do you REALLY know? In fact, how can you compare the political systems/ subsidy schemes of two different countries (like you have done before). Each country is unique, is it not?

    From your article, it seems like you are trying to promote the fact that the poor are being neglected by the government. Perhaps, you are trying tell your readers that you would want Singapore to become a welfare/social state? Whereby the people are heavily taxed to subsidize the poor? Is that what you want? Perhaps, you are not aware of the flaws in such a scheme and how it has been abused in countries that provides them? Or maybe you are not, seriously, when you write, be specific. What do you envision Singapore to be? Especially since you believe it is in such a mess?

    The government does provides sufficient subsidies as it is. In fact, I do know of less advantaged family friends who have benefited from the government’s aid. Please do not overlook what the government has done for them. The government provides one important thing, affordable education. And education is the way to break the poverty cycle. In fact, many are able to find their ways out of poverty, even without being highly educated. It is all about determination and what you want to achieve in life. If one is unsuccessful or full of discontent, the last thing one should do it to blame the government. And accuse them of how they are unable to help. Like i mentioned, if the government has to support every single one of us, we would need to be taxed at a minimum of 30%. Are you ready for that? Are you ready for this change? Unlike CPF, the money will never be returned to you. Think about it , before you shoot your mouth.

    May i ask you a question? At the end of the day, who controls the wages of Singaporeans? Is it the government or the businesses? The government has already provided aid by implementing the wage credit scheme. That is considered as a big help. Ultimately, it is the business owners and the management who determines the wages. If you are not getting a pay-rise, perhaps, change your job? Find a company who is willing to pay for your expected salary, so that it can match the inflation rates? Do not point all your fingers at the government. Increasing overall wage levels takes a lot more than that.

    And to address your laments about how the PAP is earning so much money. Hello? Businessmen, bankers, doctors, traders and so many more professions earn a lot more than an MP. Do you not know that? We need good and intelligent people running the government. We need to attract them with decent salaries as well. We are all human, let’s not deny that. To a certain extent, money motivates and drives ambitions. You seriously believe that someone with high potential, earning millions a year, would give up their day-job to be an MP, if you offered them peanuts? Let’s be real here. You think the WP is not attracted to the high salaries as well? Like the saying goes, “when you pay peanuts, you get monkeys”. Think about it.

    To the readers of my long commentary, Singapore is doing fine. We should all be lucky to call this tiny island home. Do not read Roy’s article and believe in every thing that he says. Be objective. The government is not perfect (nothing and nobody is perfect), but do see the good the PAP has done as well. There is always room for improvement. In fact, think before you vote. Think about whether you can trust the oppositions to do a decent job.

    There is definitely no need to dwell in “sadness” like Roy. He appears to be saddened by the state of Singapore. A bit of a drama-mama isn’t he? But i say, what is the point of being sad and sitting in front of the desk and writing about how sad you are right? Be positive. Singapore can do better, and in years to come Singapore will be better and we will thrive. Let’s not waste time being unhappy and negative. The best is yet to come!

    • 对PAP的看法

      1.” I believe, a lot of Singaporeans are PRO-PAP and have appreciated what the government has done for us. Perhaps, the PAP supporters just do not have as big a presence as the haters online. ”

      —- it is. PAP appreciate PAP. government has done for PAP. but most of Singaporeans are not PAP,
      any benefit for those non-PAP ? such as ? where ? when ? what ?… if you list some example, will more help readers

      2. ” No government is perfect. No country is perfect. There are always pros and cons to every single policy implemented. How can you even dare to criticize when you have no idea how it is like to run a government? ”

      —- the minimum requirement, no persecution to common people , if no idea how do run a government ? may involve Roy and Xmen those people’s representatives to work together with government, make Singapore progress.

      3.”Of course, you can choose to say what you want. And you can choose to leave as well. Only when you have lived overseas would you understand the beauty of Singapore. ”

      ——- If the elderly said Singapore is beautiful , If the vulnerable said yes, that is beautiful. not a few beneficiaries said.

      4.”Perhaps, you are trying tell your readers that you would want Singapore to become a welfare/social state? Whereby the people are heavily taxed to subsidize the poor? Is that what you want? Perhaps, you are not aware of the flaws in such a scheme and how it has been abused in countries that provides them? ”

      — – since PAP claimed they are the richest country in the World, raking the second higher GDP in the World. the wealth comes from the people, should return to people , share with Singaporeans, it is not mean of abuse. at least closer the first World country, if you can not copy them 100%, maybe copy 5 % . do a little bit, better than none.

      5. The government does provides sufficient subsidies as it is. In fact, I do know of less advantaged family friends who have benefited from the government’s aid. Please do not overlook what the government has done for them.

      — —- care to the elderly is one of the civilized nations symbol mark, shall give each elderly daily living cost.

      6.” The government provides one important thing, affordable education. And education is the way to break the poverty cycle. In fact, many are able to find their ways out of poverty, even without being highly educated. It is all about determination and what you want to achieve in life. If one is unsuccessful or full of discontent, the last thing one should do it to blame the government. And accuse them of how they are unable to help. Like i mentioned, if the government has to support every single one of us, we would need to be taxed at a minimum of 30%. Are you ready for that? Are you ready for this change? Unlike CPF, the money will never be returned to you. Think about it , before you shoot your mouth.”

      ——– medicine services also need to included. the basic salary received shall above 2000 SGD after tax 30% impose . So people can live on. PAP only can borrow CPF till age 55, no more extend . no compulsory. no people owe you PAP.

      7. ” May i ask you a question? At the end of the day, who controls the wages of Singaporeans? Is it the government or the businesses? The government has already provided aid by implementing the wage credit scheme. That is considered as a big help. ”

      —– it is the question too, who controls the sages if the PAP take millions income more than the common people. but still not set up unions to protect people ?

      8. ” Ultimately, it is the business owners and the management who determines the wages. If you are not getting a pay-rise, perhaps, change your job? Find a company who is willing to pay for your expected salary, so that it can match the inflation rates? Do not point all your fingers at the government. Increasing overall wage levels takes a lot more than that. ”

      —— according to the first World, rulling government may have an overall guidance wage line, to assure the citizens survival no problem. if government nothing to do with it, shall allow other party to take over .

      9. “And to address your laments about how the PAP is earning so much money. Hello? Businessmen, bankers, doctors, traders and so many more professions earn a lot more than an MP. Do you not know that? We need good and intelligent people running the government. We need to attract them with decent salaries as well. We are all human, let’s not deny that. To a certain extent, money motivates and drives ambitions. You seriously believe that someone with high potential, earning millions a year, would give up their day-job to be an MP, if you offered them peanuts? Let’s be real here. You think the WP is not attracted to the high salaries as well? Like the saying goes, “when you pay peanuts, you get monkeys”. Think about it.”

      —- Businessmen, bankers, doctors, traders , they are profit maker. PAP is a party only. no profit of its party, the finance only from the national account , everyone wants money motivates, PAP wants, other party wants, and none- party people wants too. when PAP need 100% of money motivates and drives ambitions, for the people retain 10%.

      if only drives PAP , no drives non-PAP, it is Immoral and caused the country split

      10. ” To the readers of my long commentary, Singapore is doing fine. We should all be lucky to call this tiny island home. Do not read Roy’s article and believe in every thing that he says. Be objective. The government is not perfect (nothing and nobody is perfect), but do see the good the PAP has done as well. There is always room for improvement. In fact, think before you vote. Think about whether you can trust the oppositions to do a decent job.”

      —— Singapore is doing fine, but pls don’t Persecute people, don’t borrow people’s money CPF after age 55.

      11. There is definitely no need to dwell in “sadness” like Roy. He appears to be saddened by the state of Singapore. A bit of a drama-mama isn’t he? But i say, what is the point of being sad and sitting in front of the desk and writing about how sad you are right? Be positive. Singapore can do better, and in years to come Singapore will be better and we will thrive. Let’s not waste time being unhappy and negative. The best is yet to come!

      —- the premise is, let people see that PAP help the 6 of them get out of the predicament of persecution.

      • JayF

        Suing someone in civil court over being called a cheat and embezzeller of money is not persercution. It is a perfectly legit excercise of anyone’s right to protection of reputation in a law abiding society, where no one can defame or malign a person in public and be immune from legal sanction. The High Court’s ruling which was published referenced several landmark English and Singapore rulings and interpretation on the law of defamation.

        You may have noticed Roy stopped denying he had defamed the PM, only that he had no intention of doing so. Of course, the High Court had rightly pointed out that it has already been established

        1) Intent to defame is not required to establish defamation has occured. An apology, retraction would reduced awarded damages if it goes to the courts, but it is not a defense.

        2) Roy’s antics where he spread the same defamation to members of the media and also repeated the allegations were not denied by Roy or his counsel. He obviously shows no remorse.

        PM Lee sued Roy as a pte citizen and paid his lawyer out of his own pocket. Tell me which common law court would not award damages to the PM had someone said outright he was a theif and can’t back it up?

        Also, shut the hell up you filthy welfare leech.

        I am not seeing half of my six figure annual salary go to the taxman so those who can’t work, never bought insurance for medical care get a free ride on my hard work. I long for the day when Canada awakes and kicks out leeches like you for suck on the public teat like some welfare queen.

  12. PM bodyguard a con man

    It has been reported that Ananthan Thillagan, a bodyguard of the PM, is accused of cheating several people. First it was Intan and Yang Yin. Now it is LHL and Ananthan. It is understood that Ananthan worked in the SPF. The more interesting question is why would a bodyguard of the PM, a supposedly prestige position, turned into a con man instead? Was it because he has learned a trick or two from the PM on how the govt manages the people’s CPF, such that he himself is applying it to con others too?

    • Questions

      HHH displays dishonesty and plagarism especially in her recent blog post. The interesting question is why did she do such a sloppy job of copying someone else article? The more interesting question is why would someone who claims to fight for the rights of ordinary Singaporean turn into a dishonest plagiarize instead? Was it because she has learn a trick or two from someone close to her and apply it for her own purpose too?

  13. T

    hallo roy!

    dont know if you have considered this point – sure you must have since you claim to be a discerning individual –

    you say you feel so alone in the fight, and theres scarely anyone with you in this uphill battle. from this, you automatically conclude that majority of singaporeans are apathetic and gutless to overthrow the status quo.

    have you considered that you are alone in your fight because most of us have already weighed the pros and cons of the current govt and concluded that while there is room for improvement, our lives are actually well taken care of? just think if you were low income family with many kids in singapore – would you go homeless? would the kids not be able to attend school? if the kids could make it, would the system make it impossible for them to go to uni? no, because there are home grants, bursaries, financial assistance schemes in place.

    my greatest peeve is that you keep assuming ppl who dont agree with you are gutless witless or scared shitless by the PAP. You are quite wrong.

    But of course you are free to think whatever you wish. It is a free country. But let me answer your question above regarding “who here can claim to be proud of singapore”

    sir, i have been and always will be proud of being singaporean. our quirks, our unique characteristics, our unmistakable identity that makes it so easy to spot fellow singaporeans even though im living abroad. we are not a perfect country, not perfect citizens but we are what we are.

    cut me open sir, im red and white inside.

  14. Xmen

    @A @T @JayF @Cramen et al –

    This blog space has been invaded by so many PAP supporters. They all sound reasonable on surface but their reasonings are deeply flawed. I will point out a few counter arguments here in the interest of balance –

    Defamation lawsuit – Shall we agree that this is uniquely Singapore just like the “Parks and Trees” charges?

    Taxes – The 6-figure income complains that he does not want to pay for welfare. Has he considered the possibility that he is the one receiving welfare at the expense of the society instead? People pay taxes in every country. He is paying less than his fair share when compared to his peers in other developed countries. If he pays his fair share of taxes, the government will not have to tax the already poor and destitute. It may shock him, but it is common in many developed countries that 1/3 of the people pay no taxes and even receive subsidies. So let’s have a discussion on a FAIR and JUST tax system instead, including the possibility of bringing back the inheritance tax!

    Wages – @A asks who controls the wages. 1. Singapore government (including GLC etc) employs half the working population directly or indirectly. 2. Government immigration policy has proven to suppress local wages. 3. There is no labor union to protect workers wages. As for the outsized Ministers wages… do we really need to get there?

    • 对PAP的看法

      Every country ‘s government has the basic welfare of their citizens.

      For example in China, there is also pension scheme for the unemployed urban residents, who pay 400RMB minimum social insurance per month, and the government puts in the same amount to the account.

      Only Singapore government, no basic welfare contributed to the citizens. that was irresponsible

    • A

      Dear Xmen,
      Here is my flawless explanation. I do not believe in Minimum wage, in Singapore being a welfare state, and a need for a union to “protect” people. I do not wish to end up like Europe or Australia, a classic example of welfare states who provides excessive subsidies to their people. Right now, both regions are in debt. So, do you want that?

      Immigration policies is a whole new ball game. It has a lot to do with the greying population and the very fact local SME’s and the F&B industry does require foreign workers to survive.

      Minimum wages can do more harm than good:

      #1) It will reduce the number of jobs in the market. For example, why should I pay for two employees at minimum wage, if i can use alternatives like robotics or technology to reduce my operating costs?

      #2) The elderly will suffer. With reduced jobs available in the market, and with monthly operating costs, employers would rather someone who is younger, faster and works more efficiently. The elderly who might really need the money, would not be employable. BTW, are you aware that the government provides subsidies to companies to

      #3) It drives down ambition. Employees who are paid at a minimum wage may not feel the need to upgrade and move up to a better paying job. How can a country prosper like this?

      Do you know that in some welfare states, subsidizes are abused? People take money from hardworking taxes and just sit and home and do drugs or gamble. They do not feel the need to work, because they would think…
      “hey, the government will bail out! i will just let those hardworking people continue to work and pay their tax, and i can just live off it”

      And to answer your tax question, if the government were to heavily tax their citizens, there will be tendency for them to want to minimize their tax. How do they do that? For example, in Australia, a dentist or specialist would only work 3 times week. Why? Due to high tax rates, if they were to work full time, they would be taxed heavily and would end up earning what the would get, for working part time (3x a week). So why work so hard? As a result, healthcare is inefficient in Australia. You have to make an appointment to see a GP. Or, to make an appointment with a specialist, you need two months of waiting time. In Singapore, health care is fast and efficient.

      there are consequences to every single policy made. i think it is narrow minded to assume that things can change so easily, without any consequences. we do not live in a perfect world, something’s gotta give.

      Basically, you just want Singapore to be a welfare state right? I work hard to bring home my own wage, i am happy to have forced savings via CPF, in fact , i can also use it to pay for my housing loans. I am not keen on a welfare state that encourages laziness and drives ambition down. I want us to move forward, not backwards.

      How much do you really know about the welfare given? Why do you say that there is no basic welfare given. There is welfare, there is subsidies given by the government to the needy? Are you fully aware of it? You want the government to support you in everything? There is something called, work hard, save hard. Be independent and do your best. And if all fails, the government will help you. I cannot condone people just expecting things, and not working for it.

      At the end of the day, I am more than just a PAP supporter. I believe in their policies. I do not follow oppositions blindly. If any other party is able to convince me of better policies, i will gladly support them. But until then, PAP it is. Do not be a blind follower and oppose for the sake of opposing.

      • Xmen

        @A,

        Minimum wage has been debated to death. Please visit Wikipedia to learn about the issues. All first world countries have adopted some form of minimum wage after rigorous debates.

        You are a hypocrite who will complain about 1-man 1-vote system if PAP loses power (“I do not wish to end up like Europe or Australia…”), because everything you cherish will be forever changed. There will be a minimum wage. There will be more welfare spending. And there will be fewer FTs.

        Where have I claimed that I want Singapore to be a welfare state? The fact is Singapore has one of the lowest per capita social spending among first world countries. I am pretty sure Roy has written about it somewhere in his blog.

        One advice here – put in some effort to understand the issues instead of regurgitating the PAP/MSM views here. The world is not in black and white. Open your eyes. Open your mind!

      • A

        Dear X Men,

        You mean you go to Wikipedia to do your research? Haha. What a joke!
        I will complain about 1-man 1 vote system? Do you have a crystal ball which shows you the future? That is your wish to have minimum wage. In your dreams perhaps?

        You seem to be leaning towards Singapore as a welfare state isn’t it? Or whatever?

        Perhaps, you should open your eyes bigger, not me. I have seen the world, i have lived overseas long enough to understand the good the Singapore has to offer, so, please do not assume that just because i support the PAP, that means i am blind to the world. And oh, its not regurgitating. I support the policies, and i feel the need educate those that are being mis-led by Anti-PAP. So yup.

        One advice to you, go somewhere else to do your research instead of ANTI-PAP blogs or WIKIPEDIA ( Hahahahaha, i still am still laughing now, how ridiculous that someone goes to Wikipedia for “research” and still wants to give me advice?). I gotta feeling that i understand the issues way better than you. But that is my opinion of myself anyways. Think what you want okay? I do not really care. *inserts smile-ly face*.

    • JayF

      This is ridiculous

      The poor already pay zero income tax and are eligible for grants and aid. The rich get none. Society subsidized nothing except what everybody is entitiled to.

  15. LeSigh

    ROY, please ask yourself why Low Thia Khiang and Sylvia Lim have never openly supported you in anything you’ve done.

  16. Whine Whine Whine

    Instead of rehashing the same old complains about all these, it would be more helpful if you can provide some solutions that actually work without any problems.

    Otherwise, there is no need to complain and whine to us again and again. We ordinary Singaporeans know what is wrong and know how to whine and complain without anyone teaching us, what we need is someone to provide the miracle to change Singapore, not another whiner who keep saying that he is very tired of being alone in this big fight against the evil PAP thus belittling the hard work and effort by the actual oppositions.

    • Xmen

      @Whine – Sounds like you are whining here…. Please visit the SDP site if you want to read some alternate policy proposals.

      • Whine Whine Whine

        That is correct, I have already stated in my post that we ordinary Singaporeans know what is wrong and know how to whine and complain without anyone teaching us. I am asking Roy Ngerng not SDP.

  17. teoenming

    Singapore Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong Want Teo En Ming Dead

    Singapore Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong want Teo En Ming dead. Lee Kuan Yew and Lee Hsien Loong want Teo En Ming to die young.

    Teo En Ming filed an official complaint against the Singapore Government at the United Nations Human Rights Council Branch and the International Criminal Court. Read the letter here:

    Teo En Ming’s Open Letter (Plea for Medical Help/Assistance) to World Leaders. Read the letter here:

    http://lists.mcs.anl.gov/pipermail/mpich-discuss/2010-August/007811.html

    Mr. Teo En Ming (Zhang Enming)
    Singapore Citizen
    22 December 2014

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