Dear Prime Minister, Are Singaporeans Fooked?
Dear Prime Minister, Are Singaporeans Fooked?
Dear Prime Minister ,
If the PA has the audacity to write this letter below [Link] and SPH finds it wise to publish it in the Straits Times, I think we are fooked!
The mission of the People's Association (PA) and its grassroots organisations (GROs) is to bond the community and connect people with the Government. PA and its GROs serve all residents regardless of their political affiliations in fulfilling their role.
Grassroots advisers are appointed by PA, a statutory board. Besides connecting people to people, grassroots advisers are required to help the Government connect with people and help promote government policies and programmes such as anti-dengue and active ageing.
Hence, the Government has to appoint grassroots advisers who support its programmes and can play this role well. Opposition MPs cannot be expected to do this and thus cannot become advisers to GROs.
Ooi Hui Mei (Ms)
Corporate and Marketing Communications
For Chief Executive Director
As Chairman of PA and also the Prime Minister of Singapore, you have spoken so many times of solidarity and unifying Singaporeans. Does this letter help? I don't think so. "The mission of the People's Association (PA) and its grassroots organisations (GROs) is to bond the community and connect people with the Government. PA and its GROs serve all residents regardless of their political affiliations in fulfilling their role... Hence, the Government has to appoint grassroots advisers who support its programmes and can play this role well. Opposition MPs cannot be expected to do this and thus cannot become advisers to GROs." A statement like this does not help to "bond". It is divisive! It breeds resentment! It makes "cowboys" in the "lunatic fringe" of Singapore puke and come out with words like "fook"! Hell, this is the worst fookin' sales pitch that I've ever heard. A snake oil salesman can do better!
"Lunatic cowboys" may bitch, may wisecrack, may rant, may tickle. We may even be discourteous but we are peaceful. We are law abiding. In our own way, in our crude, unpolished English, we are letting you know that you (and those connected to you) may be pushing the envelope too far. What is done to WP's Chen Show Mao and the elected MPs of Aljunied GRC and Hougang is disgraceful! PA and HDB have treated Singaporeans especially those of Aljunied and Hougang GRC with contempt!
I could just shut the fook up and let it pass but the disappointment, the sadness and the worry I have as a a Singaporean, as a father, as a grandpa makes me angry enough to ask, "Are Singaporeans Fooked?"
I do not know if the job you are doing now is what you love to do or was it forced upon you by your parents? Whatever the reason, you the man! For the next 5 years, you'd better keep this little red dot as one united people, regardless of race, language or religion to build a decent democratic society so as to achieve peace, happiness and progress for our nation. Yes, it's one fooking tall order but you've got to do man, 'coz you the man!
Hell, I'm working my butt off trying to survive in this expensive country (city) and who am I to tell you what to do? I believe the reason why I did not die from my cardiac arrest is because my job ain't done. I guess my job is to be a "lunatic cowboy" to let you know that enough is enough.
Please Mr Prime Minister, please rein in your 'cowboys and cowgirls' to not come out with silly letters like above. It is divisive. It is oppressive! It denigrates your chairmanship of PA! If you sincerely wish to unify, be big! Be magnanimous! Be fair to the opposition! Be willing to share! Instead of being kiasi and kiasu, you can have the balls, have the gumption to do what's right. You have done 'good riddance to bad rubbish' of your dad and your uncle Goh in the Cabinet. The One who wants repentance from Aljunied GRC residents and the oNe who aims to create slums for those who voted against PAP. Shame! Shame! Shame! Times, they are a-changing and the disgusting ways of your dad and uncle Goh are passe!
You have apologised for the previous fook-ups like the obscene ministers' salary, overcrowding FTs, transportation and housing woes of common Singaporeans. Good Job! Why not go the whole hog? Step right up and continue to do what you say and say what you do. As much as "lunatics in cowboy towns" and "cowboys in lunatic fringes" are treated like "boat rockers" by you and yours, you'd be surprised that "cowboys and lunatics" actually care . . . for ourselves, our families, our friends, our country, our Singaporeans and . . . even you! Care enough to let you know our sentiments which your balls-carrying sychophants are to scared to reveal to you!
You are lucky that your job has been made easier with Tony as President. You, the man! Please go back to basic. Be Sincere! Be Honest! Be Trustworthy! Be Honourable! For the next fookin' 5 years, if you are not, then not only you, but all Singaporeans will be fooked!