Wednesday, May 4, 2011

GE2011 Rally - Ms Lim Hwee Hua and her definition of personal attack

"Is it just messy or are they holding back till after the elections so that whoever wins Hougang will then inherit the accounts?"

Second Finance Minister and adviser to Aljunied grassroots organisations, Mrs Lim Hwee Hua said her comments above on the finances of Hougang Town Council were not meant as a personal attack on WP chief, Mr Low Thia Khiang.

So, Mrs Lim, teach us then what is considered a personal attack?

What has SM Goh been busy doing during GE 2011?

Throwing another minister under the bus to protect another

“What mistake has he made? You can take a minister and criticise him for not delivering on perhaps housing and transport. Like Wong Kan Seng you can say he let Mas Selamat escape. George Yeo, what has he done to deserve this? And he is a core member." -- SM Goh.

Having hallucination that majority not concerned about ministerial pay

Describing the issue of ministerial salaries as the Opposition's "favourite flogging horse", Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong said that the "majority" of the population were not concerned about it.

"All they want (to know) is: Have we produced jobs for them, can we look after their medical care, can their medical care be affordable, can we cope with the cost of living, can we deliver good housing at affordable prices? These are the issues that are of concern to them and these are the issues the Government is addressing."

"But, by and large, the people understand," said Mr Goh.

Complaining not able to feel and understand the young ones

"The thinking of the younger ones, they are not at home even during house-to-house visits, which I have done. In Marine Parade, most of them are not at home. So for them, their thinking I'm not too sure. That group they are open, they assess the candidates and their policies before they decide, and they probably will decide at the last minute."

Giving nickname and laughing at other parties

Mr Goh about NSP: "My sense is that it is a "No Substance Party".

"They have just one attraction, the rest are just being carried along. So, am I worried? If the people in Marine Parade GRC vote for that team and I'm out, I think Singapore will be in deep trouble, as simple as that."

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

GE2011 Rally - PAP's Desmond Choo all out to anger Singaporean women

"If your wife is unable to cook, there’s no point. You must choose a wife who is able to do things for you" -- Desmond Choo, PAP Hougang candidate

After starting the flame in Hougang residents' eyes by commenting that their houses, the place they live in, are slums, Desmond Choo upgraded his insulting skill to piss off all Singapore women.

Nice move to win the election.

GE2011 Rally - PAP's Teo Ser Luck and his auction

My advice to Mr Teo Ser Luck: At least have a heart and try to write a speech with real content.

Friday, April 29, 2011

You meant it is against the spirit of democracy to vote against you?

"THE Workers' Party (WP) is making use of Aljunied GRC voters by placing on them the burden of pushing the opposition cause. It's an emotional dilemma for many people,' said George Yeo. 'I get many people (writing) on my Facebook wall who feel very uncomfortable about this. They said, because of this, even if they vote for WP, please do not feel that we have anything against you.'

He added: 'I find that it's against the spirit of democracy.'

Just when the whole of Singapore (well, almost) has finally gotten a taste of democracy, the freedom to choose, the chance to vote, Mr Yeo feels that it is against the spirit of democracy to vote for the opposition.

Does Higher bus, LRT frequencies come with Higher fares?

"Higher bus, LRT frequencies if you vote for me" -- Lam Pin Min

People's Action Party (PAP) candidate in Senkang West Single-Member Constituency (SMC) Lam Pin Min has promised his residents he would fight for higher frequency in bus and LRT services if he were re-elected.

Wondered how can Mr Lam make such promise...

Did he recently treated the SMRT CEO for lunch? Or did he recently played golf with the SBS Transit CEO and won the bet so the SBS Transit CEO has to pay with more buses?

And if he did managed to get these money-making public transport CEOs to promise higher buses and LRT frequencies, was there a fine print stating higher fares are required for that promise?

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Vivian Balakrishnan - punching below the wrong belt

The PAP statement, undersigned by Minister Vivian Balakrishnan and candidates Liang Eng Hwa, Christopher de Souza and Sim Ann, reads as follows:

"A video has been posted on the internet showing Vincent Wijeysingha participating at a forum which discussed the promotion of the gay cause in Singapore.

"The discussion at the forum also touched on sex with boys and whether the age of consent for boys should be 14 years of age.

"In the video, Wijeysingha was introduced as being from the SDP.

"In addition to other comments, Wijeysingha stated: 'I think the gay community has to rally ourselves. Perhaps one outcome of today's forum would be, for those of us who are interested, to come together to further consider how we can address the 377 issue as well as further rights issues in relation to gays and lesbians.'

"We believe that candidates should be upfront about their political agenda and motives, so that voters are able to make an informed choice.

"The issue is not Wijeysingha's sexual orientation. That is a matter for him.

"The video raises the question on whether Wijeysingha will now pursue this cause in the political arena and what is the SDP's position on the matter."

And the video actually says...

So for most of us without hearing problem, ask yourself this: Did Vincent Wijeysingha himself ever so briefly mentioned anything about sex with boys or lowering the age of consent for boys? Because I didn't. So if like me, the rest of you did not hear anything, either Vivian Balakrishnan was hearing things or he had accidentally shouted his deepest desire out loud.

Of course, with such accusation, the national newspapers is quick to top its headline with "Is Singapore Ready for Gay MP?". If this did not boost sales for the day, I don't know what else will.

As a result, majority, if not all, of the netizens in Singapore were disgusted by Vivian Balakrishnan. But so what? Vivian Balakrishnan still had the upper hand because majority of the conservative Singaporeans will now vote for him instead of the opposition because they are not "ready for a Gay MP".