Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A good reflecton of what Politics is all about in Singapore!

A good reflection of what politics is all about in S'pore? It is the positive results!!.by Patrick Lee Song Juan on Monday, September 19, 2011 at 11:46am.
I give Bong Kin Chen credit on his well written note..I am posting his first paragraph for all FB netizens' perusal...

{{{ At least risk everything to try with some political credibility that connects with the electorate. There is a vast difference and political significance between political bravery and political bravado. The former is precisely directed at the hearts and minds of the Citizenry with well reasoned logic which lingers on with permanency whilst the latter is blatant political melodramatic disturbance with the moronic intent of creating maximum economic chaos detrimental to one and all... Such wanton political action debases the alternatives' political agenda to no good in securing affirmative alignment. Everybody abhor violence but all will give good listening ears to logical reasons and well balance arguments for the truths }}}.

Below is my take on Bong's superb understanding of the political awakening in S'pore:--------

S'pore has its own unique political suffrage. We need a strong dichotomy of alternative views and strong presence in parliament to bring it to First World parliamenty as propounded by Workers' Party...As it is now for 52 years..many of us grew up with PAP...How much has we citizens gain and how much did we lose in the processs of nation building...We live through the times of slums and how its transformation brought along jobs and quality of living for all..Those were the happy reminiscent days of PAP's track record! No government should be allowed to hold power for more than 3 terms..PAP is in it like' till eternity', until the watershed GE which is not enough to ruffle even PAP tail feather, but many 'balls' dropped in the process!!..And we can see the cracks and drips here and there.

We need to wise up to decide which opposition is the real representative alternative voice to alter the course towards a more humane S'pore not for exorbitant salaried asses who never really 'walk the talk scholar ministers'....Gone were the LKY era of dedication for the call of duty and service to the nation...Now, it is you pay me first...and I enjoy my assets enchancement and 'F' care how the citizens suffered. OMG! Yes! not that the govervnment is not doing...they try hard but not hard enough..It is a case of give here and take more there. What is the difference...Great difference, citizens keep on Pay and Pay!

We definitely need a two-party or even a coalition party parliament like what Thai PM Yingluck (smart lady hor) and other countries are doing.S'poreans need to have faith in credible oppositions to give them a try not a tryst..It will work with checks and balances.Nothing confrontational...S'pore is not like America..S'pore is S'pore..can we afford to have civil unrest, public disturbance and all the unlawful assemblies to bring a cause to no avail ?? There are other more subtle ways of handling 'intelligent politics' and its angst.
Pride, ego and might is more a failure of one's weakness than anything else!

After the GE and the post mortem , we all know which parties are moving on and which are moving out..We citizens are no fools..especially the new world of new media and so many intelligent youth with better EQ far better than the high IQ pierrot younger ministers of PAP
and MPs..Just look at Tin Pei Lin, is she an MP calibre!!?? It is the 'open-corrupt' system's connections and all !!

Let us S'poreans put on our thinking cap and stay discerning, participating forward to a new political awakening and awareness that PAP cannot solely control the government forever..
Is there an 'archilles heed' (of PAP) for opposition to capitalise to better heights!??


Monday, September 19, 2011

A New arising Sangha -Guojun.

When a child is born...all innocent, his destiny lies ahead in uncertain terms, in association, upbringing, environment, etc..

When a calling is there on personal choice or on personal agenda, it all started decently..And as human, the lurch of greed, lust ,craving, dishonesty and what-nots can alter one's course, supposedly with a noble beginning of thoughts...

Time will tell. Take the first 'so-noble' Ming Yi..and how he fell from the grace of tarnishing the Buddhist fraternity along the way..And has he repented ?? No he has not?? Let the force of nature be the judge!

Now we have this Guojun...In fact without Piya your mentioning I do not really know who the hell he is. Now I know! With so many title bestowed to him, he is surely on 'cloud nine'..and does he remain humble as our great Buddha??. By the way with your input of writing, guess this so called Ven. Guo Jun is leading himself and other Buddhist lay people into perdition or is it into nibbana?? He may be too power and aloof to remember where he came from!!??

Power corrupts..High sounding title blinds one's sense of own-realism and failed miserable if one's mind is not
trained to understand what are the core simple teachings and values of Buddhism....Many want a show of ostentation and recognition and might!

As a monk, the sin is Eight-fold (not the Eightfold Noble Path)..worst he is a member of the Sangha, propagating in the name of Buddhism and a religious leader in that calling to teach and practise the wrong values (if he really does that!??)...Gou Jun may be pseudo-great with all his titles. Many simpletons will hold him in awe and admiration of his title..We let our Dharma world judge him for his self-worth..Regards

We will have many Mingyi's to come , not only Guo Jun. Because the world is inhibited by human and the human mind...which is so unfathomable and unpredictble..The world's unfolding and sadness is all linked to the human world of the HUMAN MIND!...The animal world fares so much better! And beast are supposed to be wild and ferocious..But humankind surpassed that with 'flying colours.'..Human mind is the Devil's Advocate!

Upekkha and Karuna

patrick lee song juan

Saturday, September 17, 2011

LKY, the two-child policy and the ageing population.

Lee Kuan Yew(LKY), the two child policy and the ageing population!
.by Patrick Lee Song Juan on Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 12:11am.

"The policy to encourage families to stop at two children in the late 60s "had nothing" to do with Singapore's current ageing population and low fertility rate, said former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew on Wednesday.

Now LKY is at it again to justify his failed policy of stopping at two. In 2003, when I was with Joo Chiat CC and during one of a dialogue session with grassroots with then minister-of-state Chan Soo Sen for Education, I asked whether the two child policy would one day caused a' population deficit' affecting S'pore's demographic !?

A tell-tail sign was emerging and foreigners were streaming in at a steady pace but not that tragic till this present moment of foreigner-infested S'pore. Chan tried to explain that those years due to the economic and S'pore's position and was still a young nation, a population explosion would cripple S'pore's many resources and infrastructure and if the economy then could not substain a great population increased, S'pore will suffer in many aspect . Fair answer! A short term solution to a long term disaster.

Forty-five years down the road, with the government's too far-sightedness, now citizens are suffering the indignity of a land we do not really call our own and we do not have more family members to share the responsibilities of caring for our aged parents.And behold! medical expenses had hit the roof...the popular jargon among poor citizens is " better die than fall sick and hospitalised." S'pore have progressed to First World country..but many of our poor and destitute are surviving on third world crumbs. Only the government and its ministers are first world Swiss standard high and mighty people living on the taxes of its citizens.

And in come the younger scholars of PAP, who rode the high wave into PAP stardom and ministership!..Singapore has changed to be so cold-blooded in many areas, though there are still the compassion showed by many well-wishers and charities for the poor and deprived. The government is not doing enough and all they want is the satisfy their high salary. The old age citizens are suffering for better care..The small family of one/two siblings are stretched to the limit of its tensile strength. IMH (Institute of Mental Health) is a welcome home for many stressed and depressed citizens..OMG!

Please give your take. I for one think the stop at two policy with the obstacles curtailing people with penalties if they have more children was a real bad policy, tantamount to threats on couples who want more children. Ageing population is a natural process of human life cycle. But if we did not stop at two and government did not impose such stringent penalties...Many of us would like to have at least 3 or 4 children...and from the 60s to now, we would have more or less a balance demographics of young and old age.

Please sir, do not stir up a controversial policy again.

patrick lee song juan

Friday, September 9, 2011

Abolish GRCs and no more high deposit for GE candidacy.

Abolish GRCs and fix a deposit of $3000/- for each candidate permanently for the GE, nothing more !

by Patrick Lee Song Juan on Monday, September 5, 2011 at 4:55pm
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Group Representation Constituency (GRC) is a political tool for the benefit of the ruling PAP and the unreasonable high deposit for a candidate to partake in a General Election (GE) is another deterrent !

Posted by Patrick Lee Song Juan on September 5

Since the day PAP introduced the GRC giving the excuse of minority representation, the political landscape and dominance became a deadset political tool to the ruling party...And because of GRC, opposition parties were and are still disadvantage by their unconstitutional boundary changes to benefit their partisan voters for a sure win.

But the general election on May 7th, 2011 saw the one great defeat of PAP, losing Aljunied GRC with big gun George Yeo demolished with his team (including an inert woman minister).. It was a shock awakening for PAP..Never in their 52 years of rule and their introduction of GRC did they ever think that their fortress will be cannon -balled with a big hole..

So, we must all rally and put a stop to their gerrymandering of political boundaries to win votes..and we must make as much noise as possible to pressure PAP to revert back to a single member ward for all constituency.

Though the opposition won one GRC in Workers Party...We must push on to totally abolish GRC and have a fair and even fight in all electoral single member ward without
any boundary changes whatsoever..

Can PAP stand up on that challenge not only from the opposition but all the voices of Singaporeans...PAP are not dense not to know the "emotional dilemma"... (I always like to quote George Yeo's famous phrase, because it reminded all S'poreans how high and mighty people would be shot down with just one good aim..hohohoo!)... of the citizens wish to engage in fair elections! Please have the moral guts to do it PM Lee!!

And please do away with such high deposit to qualify as a candidate (fixed it at $3000/-, last GE when up to $16,000/- real tough for many candidates to plead for public donation..and sure the public all chipped in to help, having having had enough of PAP's arrogant, willing donated to a noble cause !!)..knowing that many opposition candidates are 'poor church mouse'..That is another dirty tactic to deter opposition candidates to participate in the election...PAP just want to walk over in as many constituency as possible, hence put up all unjustified hindrances to the opposition parties...Uniquely PAP..and politics is always as dirty as a choked sewage pipe ! But PAP beat everyone in this aspect..LOL!

FOOTNOTE: If PAP is that kiasu..kiasee and kia-liao - they may compromise to reduce the GRC to 2 or maximum 3 member in each GRC. So PAP cannot give the excuse of no minority representation..A WIN-WIN situation for all. It may be a blessing in disguise for the ruling PAP..people may change their thoughts on PAP that they have become more socially accommodating to citizens' feedback and ideas and that will do PAP tons of good in the years to come and may still be the major political party around!
And in all honesty, PAP did do many good for the people of Singapore.What PAP should reflect will be in which area they had done to cause that much of discord and unhappiness among the peace loving citizens..And All of us are just asking PAP for a fair deal !! For me personally..I could not care less who governs S'pore...It is the track record...
I am only an accidental politician, I love my simple poor life and living happy!

patrick lee song juan