Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Singapore cannot have a one-party system anymore!

Singapore cannot have a one-party system anymore !
by Patrick Lee Song Juan on Monday, August 29, 2011 at 10:18am

We look at the world's despotic and authoritarian absolute rule...Iraq is already gone. Gaddafi's Libya is tumbling down soon and Syria is following with internal strife and death everyday. All rule by absolute power of a one-party government !!??
The future norm of our political scene will be a coalition of a two or three parties..This will be good for S'pore..with the necessary checks and balances.
Looking at all the countries that is under despotic and authoritarian control...Syria, Libya, Iraq, Nth Korea, Myanmar: it is the establishment of their own 'stash wealth' and their cronies...Reflecting on Philippine's Marcos and to a lesser extent Indonesia under Suharto, is there any difference of core power control of a country??...All the wealth goes to those top elitists and the poor ordinary citizens suffered the indignity of poverty and hardship ?? That is the reason of the civil disturbance and revolt and death of innocent people.
When poverty and hunger shadowed your wretched life..what do you think one would do?..Go against the system of the mighty arrogant lords !! Luckily S'poreans are 'quai quai' people and kiasee also..The fear and political indoctrination of the ruling party has its psychological effect on the majority of the population..Many are comfortable and nonchalant to change...The just over Presidential Election (PE) is one good example of how the ruling party has a stranglehold on its own 'S'pore Incorporation' of people, Unions and government-link organization !!..
So, today Libya is collapsing under civil war...Syria is trying to squash internal civil revolt.. Is there any difference if any party holds absolute power ???
On a hypothetical analysis, if one day Worker
Workers' Party (WP) was to be the sole power winning 87 seats in parliament or for that matter S'pore Democratic Party (SDP) or National Solidarity Party (NSP)....History will surely repeat itself with the absolute power control and as years go may be no difference as PAP ruling S'pore...never can tell about human greed , sole power and craving ???
.. reasoning of a two party or three party coalition will work with great checks and balances of each other, is the ideal political solution in the long run...Countries like England , France, Australia..etc, etc have a two or multi-party system ..and no one is the wiser to enrich their own coffer with tax-payers money. And for sure ministers, MPs and president's cannot draw such obscene salaries !!!
With that experience of PAP hegemony for 52 years...S'pore cannot fall into its own trap to have a one-party system even if one day PAP is reduced to oblivion..We never will know..other opposition party's sole control may be even worst than PAP...S'poreans certainly do not want that to happen!!??

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The four presidential hopeful Tans fighting for the last 'High Breath'

Never in the history of Singapore or the world we have such uncanny coincidence of four TANs vying for the highest office in S'pore! Many will suspect, is it the pay and the easy job that they are going into it or is it the true calling for the heart and care for S'poreans?

We commence with Dr Tony Tan, the veteran PAP MP and all the portfolio of titles he held before and even into the last minute of wanting to be president. But, the rules (and that is man made) stipulated he got to resign from his last grand office of SPH as chairman to stand for the elected president. Was also Deputy Chairman of Government Investment Corporation (GIC)

All that followed in his speech, in his walkabout and till his final rally speech at Boat Quay today...I can only derive that..the mould of PAP existed in his system and his blood type when flow will not be O or A or AB but 'PAP'...And with his age and his wealth, is there anything in life that he had not achieved and conquered?...He still wants to be president of S'pore...i feel sad that a once great man of PAP and a very loyal man has to be subjected to the cries of boos of the people's 'emotional dilemma'(using George Yeo's words).

Has PAP really lose their 'directional compass' that it must be a PAP crony and no one else ?? Please deliberate.. TT looked tired, somewhat fragile and slow in reflective movements..Is life not more important than be the president of S'pore...What had he not achieved in life that other's can never even smell ??

Dr Tan Cheng Bock...successful doctor in his own rights, showed compassion of heart as a doctor and have the moral dignity and courage even as a PAP MP to go against policies affecting citizens. His courage to be himself those years distinguished him as an independent thinking man..and I particularly like his view on the NMP issue which I personally think is a facade of PAP's gimmick to full control of parliament ( bringing in people that was not elected by citizens)..And it when further to NCMP!! The loser got a chance to warm the comfy luxurious leather seat in prliament..It became a double-edged sword for PAP..and we saw Sylvia Lim shined like a 'virgin rose' in her delivery and rebuttal to those million paid scholastic nerds of the 3rd and 4th Gen X of ministers!

TCB walkabout , and forum talks and charisma with people is a natural..Many respect him as a person, though with PAP for more than 25 over years....He shows fairly strong 'moral compass, ' but the stigma of the ruling system's man still holds..He is old but look more sturdy than TT...though on close-up shot, his countenance hid fatigue sign..Take good care Dr TCB.

Mr Tan Kin Lian...his name is synonymous as the NTUC Income man who brought NTUC insurance to great heights...We all thought he would have fought for a seat under SDP during the GE. Know him and met him a couple of times at Chee Soon Juan private gatherings...But he harboured greater amibition to be the president of S'pore...Easier job and better pay, or is it ?

His last few day's of walkabout and forum discussion and his familiar name strike a chord with many...I kind of particularly like his symbol of 'high-five' (close and intimate with the common people, but may be a little childish!..

TKL may be an oppurtunist but a good opportunist and hopefully, his foray into this PE, will bear fruit for him...Nothing is certain in life...only death !!...Good luck Kin Lian!

My sukee Hainanese Mr Tan Jee Say (TJS)...met his twice at Leong Sze Hian's Forum, before he harboured the remotest idea to be the president of S'pore! and aspire to want to go into Istana...A small size short man about the height of Mabok Tan (the ex-MND nesting in his comfy 'dollar-note' stuffed-custom-made sofa, somewhere at home or his summer villa is good man!).

TJS, when I met him again at the Hainanese sukee coffee chat at Purvis Street on 13th of Aug after he declared to be a presidential candidate...His status shot higher than his 5ft 4ins height ! Though he did not change much in behaviour....He is trying hard to act that he is still the same TJS...We Hainanese are very affable and congenial to each of our kind (not that we are not friendly to others!)

TJS taking of only $500,000 per year as salary if voted in as president and the rest donate to the charity of his wish..goes well in many poor S'poreans (and believe me many S'porean are really poor in my volunteer for the poor, I attest to it !!)..But the fact that he is sincere and have a moral courage and 'moral right compass', put him way ahead of the pack...Whether TJS wil be voted in as president or not, is the people's choice..And last nite I attended his rally, thought I did not listen through his speech.

I left early due to having attended two seminars in the day at HPB..I need a good homeward bound bath and good rest..As tomorrow is another day with the presidential campaign reaching its peak till Friday's cooling day. Rapping up at 8 pm for a presidential broadcast on CNA's this Friday 26th for the four TANs and one TAN will go into Istana as the real president TAN chosen by the people. The other three just got to 'tan, ban ban tan!!'...tan kuu kuu!! {translation from Hokkien: 'wait..slowly wait..wait long long!}

Can that TAN break the 'scent of PAP-stained presidency', to be a true blue independent un-stained president in his own rights????

patrick lee song juan

Saturday, August 20, 2011

The presidential choice this Aug 27th and my sentiments!

@Kelvin..i admire your matured mindset...if you have followed my comments , you will feel my underlying messages in many of my notes and my Blog.

As a person, Tony Tan ( TT) is great in his portfolio, has benefitted by the system and his uncle Tan Chin Tuan of OCBC...But a mindset of a person after years of PAP indocrination and subservient to the master..even I will not betray my master...!!

S'pore definitely need a change..not because PAP is not good all those years..They are one of the best in the world as a government...But as the modern era of change overtakes the compassion of human love of his citizens...the new breed of ministers are way too arrogant and just blast their mind off 'themselves' and others. And have you ever seen any policies these last 5 years being reversed for the citizens benefit..all for the party system!!

As a government maintains its status quo and dominance without a strong say from opposition...S'pore will one day fall into an authoritarian state...And for sure I do not want any opposition that is wishy washy and in the end complicates matters that dissolve S'pore's peaceful lives of its citizens..We saw all the civil disturbance overseas...We do not want all that happening in S'pore..On that note the ruling party has done well.

I always believe democracy is when you are in power , the democracy is your benchmark to let loose or tighten..too loose..may be mayhem..too tight,dissent of citizens...Can any government do better..All people in power are as a powerful as they have to be..No different from any opposition party when in power...So this is politics.

Why I step into the arena when I was a backseat observer and commentator writer...I do not want PAP to think that they are the supreme power above almighty..So in life..there must be checks and balances...I do not need fame or fortune at this stage of life...I had travelled more than half the world,mainly with my family and in the course of work and why should I be locked dead in politics at my age..If i think politics is my cup of tea, I would have entered it long ago! BUT when money is the main 'lugworm' in politics, and the obscene huge ministers and president's paycheck at the expense of citizen taxpayers, it is the death of serving one's nation and its people !!

As a voice of the poor and doing volunteer para-counselling, my heart aches when rich S'pore is not doing more for the real poor in the streets..Seeing many selling tissues and collecting cardboard, is this a Swiss standard of S'pore??..These people should be rounded up by MCYS and put in a home for destitute..S'pore has too much red tape ..for poor and aged people to live a dignified life. The lower 20% overall poor are downtrodden into misery !!

And my few years in two... third world countries made me appreciate our own motherland more..But the government must show greater compassion in the area of poor and medical care..which in his speech PM LHL is trying to do ...Talk is easy..reaching out is the right direction !! I am always emotional to the cause of the poor when all the ministers are living in their ivory towers...not because I envy their riches...But please have a stronger heart for the people (especially for the poor and senior old folks).

Do they really know how to empathize with the poor??...Why at times I hold no punch even to criticize the ministers' indifference..because I have been with the Grassroots for six years to know all the idiosyncrasies of human behavior!! Human generally become snobs and act out-of touch (many ministers are like that when they reach their pinnacles..though there are exceptions)...Too rare..too rare everywhere in the world! I stand corrected. Regards.

So ..we need a true independent president ..not a clout..TT is not a bad person ..He is too good to be true..Thank you!

patrick lee song juan
(copied and pasted from my note in FB)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Can acquiring status change a person behaviour & character in view of the presidential election??

David...not so easy primrose path to Istana lah..with the golden PAP Tony Tan (TT) on the 'killer' list...and do not bet on that limousine waiting for us to see Jee Say in Istana..

In my course of handling and grooming people...Human change like a chameleon....before having a status and after in the high echelons of society...

Look at the 3rd and 4th generations of some dud PAP ministers and and many MPs (ex- George Yeo and now DPM Teo Chee Hean -always act high and mighty to the ordinary people)...Do they all really empathise and mix with the people??.

Only do so in front of the camera and during propaganda PAP functions...Recently, TT..picking up a fallen boy with wife at a playground in full view of the camera rolling...I wonder is it a stage show?? And Straits Times gave full coverage and photo of him picking the boy up..whahahaha!

I have shook a few MPs and ministers' hands to tell you (Only Teo Ser Luck has a very warm handshake!!)...many never gave you a firm handsake ..just like soft cotton !!??...How can a person radiates warm when the basic courtesy of the first contact with the hand failed !!??

Do the ministers and MPs go for Image Consultancy training...I thought Ser Luck's sister Ser Lee (ex-Miss S'pore) with her IC agency should have groomed up the public image of the MPs and ministers...I only go for ordinary people to uplift their life...not ivory tower big shots...i am always a voice for the poor.....and happy helping the deprived and poor !! "Rubbing shoulders can cause abrasion"...but the world are full of shoulder-rubbers !!

So much of human failure in this world and many successes are fully staged... like a Shakespeakean play.

patrick lee song juan

Monday, August 15, 2011

Self-searching for the truth..,Not all truth were from written books!

FC...Discernment and analytical awareness of self is important..All olden books were human written...And men have a mind to do what they like without your approval(what was written was only one's instill into other's believe ...

So if one blindly follows any book and still live in the world of conformist without analysing the truth to the will be a world of too many sheep under the will of the 'shepherd' (it can be a face-off).
I can understand your sentiments...many would share the same..

The distortion of the human will and mind into the depth of an 'unfathomable void' (a never answered mystery -you just believe and everything will be safe)..

It needs one with a trained mind's awareness and the mindfulness of another to question any absolute doubt , the authenticity of religious input....Failing which the so-called 'god-fearing ' will succumb to the mercy of charlatan perpetrators in the name of religion. Regards.

patrick lee song juan