Monthly Archives: July 2011

…And Those Who Egg Them On

Quite apart from the Singaporeans who continually demand that the Govt do something for them are the political “observers” who never miss a chance to criticise the Govt for failing to do something for the said Singaporeans. To them, it … Continue reading

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The “Gahmen Owes Me” Mentality…

Apparently Inch Chua, one of Singapore’s most talented young artists, has decided to leave Singapore because there is “minimal government support” to the (local) music industry (ie the Govt didn’t give her any money). TOC reports Inch saying that “she … Continue reading

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The OTP* Series (III): Bogeyman

ST Report on PAP Thank-You Dinner for Retired MPs, 22 Jul 2011 PAP is beginning its search for new candidates to be fielded at the next general election (GE) due by 2016. Mr Lee Hsien Loong said he was looking … Continue reading

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The OTP* Series (II): Delusions

ST Report on PAP Thank-You Dinner for Retired MPs, 22 Jul 2011 THE [loss of a GRC] was ‘not entirely unexpected’, former party chairman Lim Boon Heng said. ‘It has always been a question of when we would lose a … Continue reading

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The OTP* Series (I): Foreign “Talents”

From Today Report on Q&A session with LKY at the South Asian Diaspora convention, 22 Jul 2011 [Asked about the influx of foreigners], Mr Lee said: “For some time, the Singaporean has felt the competition from talented foreigners. But these … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Jokers

Joker #1: Andrew Kuan Media reports say that Andrew Kuan is going to make a second bid for President. It adds that he thinks he now qualifies for a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) because as CFO of JTC, he was … Continue reading

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Scholarship Anger

ANGER. That’s the word which best describes how some Singaporeans feel about the Govt giving scholarships to foreign students, particularly when there’s no bond attached, or when the foreign scholars can break bonds with apparent impunity. Totally understandable, especially in … Continue reading

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