Friday, May 29, 2009

Alamak, they move the goalposts again!

The intent to tweak the GRCs and NCMPs by the powerful may be old news but it's worth reflecting upon.

They belittle the opposition.
They bankrupt the opposition.
They treat the opposition with ridicule and contempt.
They insulted and laughed at the academic achievement of Opposition Member, Mr Chiam See Tong. [link] The man who did Singapore proud by challenging the PAP to release the alleged conspirators of the 'Marxist Conspiracy'. [link]

I believe the 'Marxist Conspiracy' was indeed a conspiracy but, not by or of the Marxist kind! It was of and for the ruling kind!

Now the joke is they want more! Another joke on Singapore & Singaporeans?

Minimum of 9 Opposition members in Parliament?

While they change as they like, are they doing it for their own benefit or the benefit of Singapore and its people?

Is this another "fix opposition, buy votes" strategy of the Kiasu, Kiasi, Kialaukwee Party?

As much I am delighted by the suggestion from Mr Chiam See Tong of having a maximum of only 2 members in any GRC, I still feel that the political GRC rape in 1988 makes a mockery of democracy - not unlike paying ministers millions makes a mockery of national service and nation building.

The previous upsizing a 3-member GRC to 6-member makes the logic of minority representation in parliament a very sordid joke indeed.

Have we forgotten politicians like Mr David Marshall, Mr J B Jeyaratnam, Mr Othman Wok, Mr E W Barker, Mr Rajaratnam and others who stood on their own without feeling disadvantaged because of the colour of their skin or the root of their ancestry?

I'm surprised that Dr Vivian Balakrishnan said this to Mr Low: 'You have been in politics longer than me and I think, heart to heart, you will know there will always be an inherent disadvantage for minority candidates. I'm just asking you to say why take risk of creating a system where you can end up with an unrepresentative House as far as race is concerned?'.

"Heart to heart", I think the "unrepresentative House" refers more to the "unrepresented poor" than the "unrepresented race".

Is Vivian Balakrishnan a lesser politician than J B Jeyaratnam, David Marshall, S Rajaratnam, E W Barker or Othman Wok?

It is unbecoming to judge people by the race and not character. To think that people put more value on the colour of a man than his quality as a political candidate is to be blind to what happened to USA and Mr Barack Obama.

Or are Singaporean more racist than American?

I don't think so.

feedmetothefish


17 Comments:

At June 30, 2009 at 8:59 AM , Blogger family man said...

Long time no hear.

Welcome back - missed your post.

Yep, the truth hurts. While PAP tried its best to make racial equality a reality, PAP also tries its best to destroy it.

Fascinating how our esteemed Lim Hwee Hua tries to explain away why while there must be GRC for racial minority, a sexual equality quota for MPs would not work - and she sounded at best, clumsy in her defence of an indefensible GRC system.

I have to say it is good to read your insights again.

 
At June 30, 2009 at 2:12 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

wellcome back
you're gone for more then a month

 
At June 30, 2009 at 4:02 PM , Anonymous famiLee undertaker said...

Good to see you back Mr.Fish, the date for this masterpiece shows 29 May, which means you did not disappear for longer than a month. haha.

Have to agree the biggest conspirators are those in power accusing ordinary citizens.

Besides moving the goalposts..... the referees, line judges, media are all in their pocket.

Must say parliament backdoor entrant Vivian Bala is a poor comparison to those esteemed minority MPs which you mentioned,
he is only fit to be their waterboy

 
At June 30, 2009 at 4:06 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone could see through the GRC system as a sham, except that the ruling party is navie to think all Singaporeans are stupid enough not to see through the scam.

I used to follow Vivian on TV as a brilliant debater in his younger days, but I think I have lost much of the respect I had for him now. He just seemed so far different from the glory days of his debating career, so meek and submissively sheepish in following the PAP ideal. What a shame!

Lost Citizen

 
At June 30, 2009 at 4:36 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

welcome man, mr old codger! missed your posts!

 
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