Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Deja Vu?

Instead of getting better, it's getting worse. The gracious society that PM Lee tries so hard for received another slap on the face in: Feisty exchange over aid for poorest households.

Clearing trays at hawker centre or food court after one's meal is a dumb example of being gracious after minister can speak like this:
"Mrs Yu-Foo also said: 'Our ministry's concern is . . . how far you want to cover. . . You want to cover up to 30 per cent, 40 per cent or 50 per cent?' " The lonesome voice of Dr Lily Neo speaking for my down and out friends ruffled the feathers of the leaders of MCYS again. And again, she got whacked with such stupid retort.

Well, I guess it's not easy not being a yes man. I mean yes lady. If only more MP's have bollocks enough to help solve people's problems instead of singing praises for their glory-seeking leaders all the time.

"Mrs Yu-Foo then clarified that her question was not directed at Dr Neo in particular, but at Singaporeans in general . . .

I didn't say Dr Lily Neo asks for 30 per cent...My question was generally to Singaporeans, whether we want to cover beyond 20 per cent."

What's she trying to say? Singaporeans asks for 30%, 40%? That shows how much respect she has for you and me. In trying to save herself from her own folly, she blames the Singaporeans in general? Apart from the poor Singaporeans who Dr Neo is trying to help what "Singaporeans in general" is Mrs Yu-Foo talking about?

I remember Dr Vivian Balakrishnan said, "How much do you want? Do you want three meals in a hawker centre, food court or restaurant?"

With top honchos in MCYS talking like that, how on earth are we going to develop our community?

Community Development? My foot!

Graciousness=Clear trays?

I think

Graciousness=Lead By Example!

Especially leaders and MPs in goverment.


Not too long ago, TOC wrote this:

Parliamentary exchange between Lily Neo and MCYS minister

Wednesday, 25 April 2007, 8:20 pm |

This is an excerpt of the parliamentary debate between PAP MP Dr Lily Neo and Minister Vivian Balakrishnan on the issue of public assistance.

Dr Lily Neo:

Sir, I want to check with the Minister again when he said on the strict criteria on the entitlement for PA recipients. May I ask him what is his definition of “subsistence living”? Am I correct to say that, out of $260 per month for PA recipients, $100 goes to rental, power supply and S&C and leaving them with only $5 a day to live on? Am I correct to say that any basic meal in any hawker centre is already $2.50 to $3.00 per meal? Therefore, is it too much to ask for just three meals a day as an entitlement for the PA recipients?

Dr Vivian Balakrishnan:

How much do you want? Do you want three meals in a hawker centre, food court or restaurant?

The full transcript of the exchange can be found here.


At August 27, 2008 at 9:32 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

My parents live in Dr Lily Neo's constituency. I must add that she REALLY takes care of the old folks n this is not only when elections are around the corner. Pls give credit to her for the good work she had done n championing the woes of the old n poor.

At August 27, 2008 at 11:14 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dr. Lily Neo has earned the respect of the people. It is a lonely battle for her against the other party members. I wonder if she ever considered resigning from the PAP but continue with her work for the needy.
The bloody PAP just do not deserve a person like Lily !

At August 27, 2008 at 11:27 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

For asking too many questions they may retire her earlier. If they can do that to their own, what will they think of doing to the opposition MPs.

At August 27, 2008 at 11:30 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

ungracious behaviour = PAP

Great example to use when putting a point across.
These morons have no clue on what is being gracious !

At August 27, 2008 at 12:36 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is great a diff between Dr Lily Neo n the Loud mouth LBW. I wld like to see more valuable MPs like Dr.Lily Neo in the parliament. Well done Dr Neo keep it up.

At August 27, 2008 at 12:41 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dr Neo is a good MP eventhough was not staying in her constituency i heard good new of her. She is so much better than MR Heng my MP. Such MP like Lily Neo are what a good government supposed to be. Like Mr Heng during the national day rally dinner hosted alot of guests. Including a super rich parking his rolls royce at the car park. I dont see poor folks there,or the MP shaking hand with his people. Spend all time standing at the entrance of the tentage rubbing of the shine from the rich. Very disappointed with my MP

At August 27, 2008 at 1:07 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like Dr Lily Neo.She is a kind person.Very caring.Others like Irene Ng, LBW, Yu Foo,can retire early.WE don't need their service.

At August 27, 2008 at 4:16 PM , Blogger Rachel said...


Deja vu indeed.


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