Saturday, November 15, 2008

Why Political Coarrestpondents So Like Dat?

Straits Times political senior correspondent Lee Siew Hua wrote on Saturday, November 15, 2008, "Goodness gracious me! A tip for Singapore - US politician shows how rivals can reconcile for nation's good"

Anthony Yeo wrote, "Obama’s win: Lessons for local politicians" on Friday, 14 November 2008, at The Online Citizen.

The difference in what's written by Mr Yeo and Ms Lee is astounding!

Mr Yeo wrote about attacking personality or issue? Surprisingly, that's the issue.

Lee Siew Hua wrote: "In his post-election news conference, then prime minister, Goh Chok Tong said PAP MPs would withdraw services from opposition wards.

Two months later, he appeared to moderate his tone when he said he would give more weight to the views of those who supported his policies. He would try to win the rest through their hearts and by using logic. His consultative style, he reiterated, would continue.

Memorably, the late Workers' Party chief, J. B. Jeyaratnam refused to cede the stage in 1997, after the PAP was declared the winner in hot-seat Cheng San GRC".

Goodness me, just what's the insinuation here? JB less gracious than GCT?

Please give Mr J. B. Jeyaratnam a break. Let him rest in peace.

The continuous "Kua tio ter thai, kua tio Xin pai" roughly translated from Hokien, " see pig kill, see God pray" attitude and hubris of people in ST's political desk is getting nauseous. It's atrocious to kick a non PAP politician like Mr J. B. Jeyaratnam who passed on recently just to suck up to the power that is. Why can't political writers in mainstream media be more gracious and try a little kindness?

We've read Chua LH, Chua MH and now another Goodness Gracious Me Senior Correspondent from ST! They never let up. Do they?

Thank Goodness for alternative views in The Online Citzen and Singapore Daily


ps: As much as I'm prepared to be fed to the fish when I'm dead and gone, I was shocked by the demise of Mr Nordin Montong who fed himself to the white tigers in Singapore Zoo. What does it take to make a person do what Mr Nordin did. What does it take to jump into an oncoming MRT train?

The pain and hopelessness of being?


At November 16, 2008 at 1:04 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wasn't the elections that JBJ contested in, the one where Robert Ho wrote exhaustively about?

At November 16, 2008 at 3:05 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The trouble with the PAP is that they never seem to realise that withdrawing services from oppostion wards doesn't mean a thing to residents there. You cannot threaten an honest man.

Punishing opposition voters will not make them vote for the PAP. On the contrary, their abscence in opposition wards will tell on them again when the next election comes. Opposition voters have long memories. That's why Chiam and Low are so difficult to dislodge.

At November 16, 2008 at 3:05 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't help to post this. it is so tempting. Have you attempted to rename your blog to: feedmetothewhitetiger?

At November 21, 2008 at 3:23 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

拿人钱财替人消灾 nothing to complain about. They work for PAP and PAP work for LEE. Will they write anything better for the opposition?

However, these people working in the SPH have no soul, moral (at least most of them). People who don't agree with them will not work with them!

That is the reason why blog like yours is important to tell people the truth. Keep up the good work.

Dr. Enough

At November 22, 2008 at 3:45 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

U write very well, Fishy... but to be better read -- and by more -- can you pse change the bg color to #ffffff? ie White? Thanks!

At December 9, 2008 at 10:54 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really enjoy your blog. Keep it up. Like many people, I have stopped readying ST.

I like what Obama said in his victory speech - "I will listen to you especially when we disagree" and he refered to the people who did not vote for him as "those Americans whose support I have yet to earn."

This is the mark of a true leader and I just wonder if we will ever get one like that in Singapore.

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