Friday, July 31, 2015

Why are these Malaysian Bikers Stealing Jobs?

Why are these Malaysian Bikers stealing jobs from local dispatch riders? Is the COE too high that the locals can't work as dispatch as they can't afford a bike or simply the cost of employing these Malaysians with their own motorbikes are much lower than locals? Are the motor insurance that these Malaysians buy sufficient to cover the risk of daily dispatch?

Why are established companies such as MacDonald's employing such techniques? Does the parent company in the USA know about this abuse? 

What is the LTA doing after all these years???

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Singapore Election 2015 Vocabulary - Coat-tail Effect

"The "Coat-tail Effect" has also been used to derogatorily describe the effect of Group Representation Constituencies(GRCs) in Singapore, where candidates for Parliament run on a party slate of 3 to 6 candidates. This allows weak candidates to get elected "riding on the coattails" of strong candidates on their slate." Wiki.

However, somebody had changed the explanation for Singapore context into:

"Singapore introduced the GRC system in 1988, where candidates for Parliament run and are elected on a slate of 3 to 6 candidates in some constituencies, with a minimum of one minority candidate on each slate. The purported aim was to ensure minority representation in Parliament. However, it resulted in a "coattail effect" where unpopular and even unknown candidates are elected because they ran together with popular candidates (usually Ministers) on the same slate." Wiki now.

PAP introduce the GRC system in name of equal racial representation of the Malay, Indian or Eurasian communities in parliament. In reality, this is to help unpopular and even unknown candidates to run together with a PAP Minister or even two Minsters to enter parliament. Another term to describe these MPs especially from the PAP is "Parachute MPs".

These Coat-Tail or Parachute PAP MPs will not speak for the constituents because Party come first constituents second.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Singapore Election 2015 Vocabulary - Gerrymandering

"In the process of setting electoral districts, gerrymandering is a practice that attempts to establish a political advantage for a particular party or group by manipulating district boundaries to create partisan advantaged districts. The resulting district apportionment is known as a gerrymander; however, that word can also refer to the process. When used to allege that a given party is gaining disproportionate power, the term gerrymandering has negative connotations." Wiki

For Singapore context, the Election Department under the PMO (What the??) had already drawn the electoral boundaries more than 2 months ago and the PAP MPs or hopefuls had already started their house to house visits through the help from the so called Residents' Committees which serves no body except the PAP MPs, elected or not in a constituency. Now then after the announcement of the electoral boundaries, members of the opposition parties had only just started declaring their intentions. 

The naive Singaporeans young or old will ask why then the oppositions only started to do walk about this week while PAP had already started 2 months ago. Now they have to understand that our first world country actually had not evolved from the old political mindset in the 50s. 

LKY had been gone for a few months, time to move ahead and vote for parties that will speak for us in parliament instead of a party which team speak for decades. I hoped the voters are wiser than GE2011 and not allow PAP to use LKY passing and SG50 to paint a false picture using the past accomplishment of PAP, the glamour of SG50 and the passing of LKY to drum up support of PAP. 

For the additional 100k newly created voters, we are Singaporeans, vote using your heart, of course newly naturalised Singaporeans became citizens because of your merits but most importantly you had became part of the problem. Your vote is secret!

Please remember this parliamentary vote:

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Which PAP MPs will Speak Up for You?

On 7 February 2013, after days of debate on the Singapore Population White Paper to increase Singapore's population to 6.9 million people, WP chief Low Thia Khiang called for a division in the vote to sift out the "Ayes" and "Nays", 77 PAP MPs Voted YES vs 13 Workers' Party and a few NMPs voted NO. There are majority held by the PAP since GE 2011 and the GRC system had successfully kept PAP in power ever since it was implemented.

Out of the PAPs MPs who voted YES, there are 7 who absented themselves during this important vote in the modern history of Singapore. Had these elected MPs let down their electorates? Hoped we will all vote in more voices into the coming 2015 General Election!

4 Absent PAP MPs:
Cedric Foo Chee Keng (Pioneer SMC)
Desmond Lee Ti-Seng (Jurong GRC)
Raymond Lim Siang Keat (East Coast GRC)
Zaqy Mohamad (Chua Chu Kang GRC)

3 Absent NMPs nominated by PAP inspired committee:

Nicholas Fang (NMP)
Tan Kheng Boon Eugene (NMP)
Mr Teo Siong Seng (NMP)

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

MOE and the Primary School Omega Challenge

The Sabah Quake happened on Mt KK was a freak accident, we can blame it on the nature or the Canadians who did a naked photo shoot after they reached the summit. But I can't help thinking why  the MOE allow the primary school students to go MOUNTAIN CLIMBING? The risk of climbers suffering from altitude sickness is already a sign of high risk activity. Some time back during Vesak Day, 2 Singaporeans tried to reach the base camp of Mt Everest even though they were unwell. We had not learn from mistakes. 

Some more the activity was held in June holiday where these kids are suppose to revise for their PSLE at the end of the year! Maybe these kids are brilliant but the timing of the high risk activity and the mountain climbing itself is way off the limits for the kids. The minister of education Mr Heng Swee Kiat should be responsible for this accident and should resign! So far, I had not hear that somebody is responsible for this accident. Perhaps the principles of the Primary Schools should resign instead?

But the minister normally left unscathed under PAP's leadership and we saw this with our own eyes when Mas Salamat escaped from a flimsy window. Then Home minister Wong Kan Seng was spared, but during GE 2011, his GRC mislead the constituents thinking he was still the "anchor" minister and he was not given a ministerial post after the GE.

How can we be more transparent and accountable if PAP still have its way by holding 2/3 in parliament? Who will be responsible for the lives of these school children and the teacher??

Thursday, June 4, 2015

PM Lee's giving birth hint

A few weeks ago, PM Lee hinted that the next GE may be earlier than the required time frame. He used a pregnancy as an example in range of 9 months. This year is SG50 and this year NDP will definitely be used to brain wash us the accomplishment of PAP in transforming Singapore from a poor fishing village into modern Singapore. Stealing the accomplishment of the British and the Chief Ministers effort towards self rule after world war 2.

If there is true democracy in Singapore, there election date and election boundaries will be made know unliked PAP MPs or potentials are doing their block visits sneakily before the electoral boundaries was announced. Opposition MPs are risking doing redundant block visits and realized that their efforts were in vain when the boundaries are announced a month before the General election.

If PAP is going to tap on the feel good of the citizens during SG50 NDP, preceded by SEA games, follow by F1, likely GE will be after F1. Even if before F1, the president is there to give away the trophy. We can predict when is the actual GE, but I am sure Singaporeans are wiser not to be taken for a ride again!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Timbuktu my foot! - Critic of article by Vinika Devasar Rao

This Indian writer to Today Voices may became a naturalised Singapore Citizen because she was preaching US 3rd or 4th generation Singaporeans to wake up our ideas as she came from a country where corruption and lacks of security of personal possessions are common. Likely she means India and she is a north Indian decent.

She started to preach that if PAP is to govern Timbuktu, a province in Mali, according to her knowledge RICH in natural resources and STRATEGIC geographical position for trade, Timbuktu outcome IS THE SAME as Singapore! How can she compare Singapore which is a red dot on the world map with Mali which is a large country in Africa?

Is there a hidden meaning no the post? "Be contented Singaporean, keep voting for PAP as they can transform Singapore to it is now sure it can transform any part of the world with the wisdom of PAP!" If that is really so, then pigs can fly! She had forgotten that Singapore is a tiny place to govern.

So stop kissing PAP balls because its not cool! 

You huh?