Friday, November 28, 2008

Singapore so good, Sri Lanka so bad.

I wrote previously about why our leaders like to blow out someone else's candle to make theirs burn brighter. This include arrogant comments like:

American's pork barrel politics bad, Singapore's good!
Taiwan's political system bad, Singapore's one-party good!
Malaysia's crime bad
, Singapore's crime good!
Indonesia's corruption no good, Singapore's corruption very good!

PAP's current situation isn't very bright. I fear Singapore will only get darker and more depressing if arrogant leaders continue with their hubris in extinguishing our neighbours' light to prove a point.

In Straits Times today, Ms Shamila Gunasingham, a 'quitter' from Sri Lanka who makes good in Singapore, blows the light out of Sri Lanka to sing the light (or is it lightning in a circle?) of Singapore.

'We need to demonstrate an appreciation for our leaders,' she maintains, citing a Tamil sage Thiruvalluvar who asked, 'What has learning profited a man, if he cannot demonstrate respect for good and exemplary leadership?'
. . . By speaking up, she feels she has the courage to be honest and is not a 'sycophant' or 'spokesman' for the People's Action Party (PAP).

I just can't fathom why Senior Political Correspondent Ms Lee Siew Hua of Straits Times, like the famous Chua sisters, likes to create self/job preservation articles like this. Or is 'sucking up' a prerequisite to be a political correspondent in ST?

Is it just my sensitivity to PAP's political spin, or is this 2-page 'wag the dog' article meant to ignore and cover up pressing issues like GIC & Temasek's clever investments; minibombs and high notes hurting investors & town councils; crazy cost of living and other bad news?

I guess if it's not for Tan Kin Lian and bloggers, the Lehman fiasco would have been forgotten by now.

If wearing kangaroo T-shirt can lead you to jail, I hope my writing here shows the "courage to be honest and is not a 'sycophant' or 'spokesman' for the People's Action Party (PAP)".

Please, just don't
feedmetothewhitetigers for what I write.

feedmetothefish




21 Comments:

At November 29, 2008 at 2:24 PM , Blogger Daniel Ling said...

1 day and counting since last article on TC and SC.
23 days and counting since last article on Electricity
Months since last article on MSK. =D~~

I guess other countries news is more impt than local. Did u forget to mention Thailand?

 
At November 29, 2008 at 8:38 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Singapore is very good. The next 10 yrs will be golden yrs for Singapore...from the mouth of our great MM. Now u believe him???

 
At December 1, 2008 at 1:22 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

" Singapore is very good. The next 10 yrs will be golden yrs for Singapore...from the mouth of our g
reat MM. Now u believe him???"

No, no , no. MM Lee says it takes up to 30years to recoup over loss investment. So now MM Lee is wiser up. This times, MM Lee will be smarter to say it will take up to 30 years to achieve golden period. Definitely cannot miss , right ? Miss it also okay because MM Lee will no longer be around to honour his word anyway. Dead man tell no tale !

 
At December 1, 2008 at 1:40 PM , Blogger asdasdsa said...

"
No, no , no. MM Lee says it takes up to 30years to recoup over loss investment. So now MM Lee is wiser up. This times, MM Lee will be smarter to say it will take up to 30 years to achieve golden period. Definitely cannot miss , right ? Miss it also okay because MM Lee will no longer be around to honour his word anyway. Dead man tell no tale !"

sorry he is god. he will live forever.oh i forgot his long-term is different from yours. even if the firm goes bankrupt, somehow his long term theory will still prevail. =)

 
At December 4, 2008 at 3:16 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not everything he says turns out correct lah! Our golden years turns out to be just gold-plated after all, the gold plating outside peeling off to reveal the hidden truth. Oh well, he is always right. The oft-repeated mantra is that things were different when he made the predictions, like the population policy changes over the years for example.

 
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