Teo Chee Hean and his nonsense
I think Mr Teo should not shoot his mouth off too fast without his brain having process some vital information first. While he ridicules the opposition’s admission that they are not yet ready to form the government (actually it’s only the WP who’s said so, contrary to what Mr Teo said – “opposition” as a whole), Mr Teo should remember that it is his own PAP which has been telling Singaporeans this past few weeks that its new candidates are also not ready – not even ready to be MPs.
That is why they have to be “understudies”. Like Tin Pei Ling and even army general BG Tan Chuan Jin.
So, Mr Teo, don’t be too quick. Your own new candidates aren’t even ready to be MPs, for goodness sake.
And that too, by your own admission.
Mr Teo then went on:
“So what they’re actually asking you to do is to pay a very high premium for a so-called insurance, which.. they can’t deliver.”
Again, Mr Teo, hold your horses ot you’ll get cake all over your own face.
Rewind to just the past week or so.
What Singaporeans will actually be paying a high premium for are “understudies” who aren’t ready to be MPs and to pay S$15,000 a month for each of these 20-plus “understudies”.
Do the maths.
$15,000 a month per “understudy”, is equal to S$900,000 for each of them for a five-year term.
Multiply that by say 24 new PAP “understudies” and you and I will be paying a premium of : S$21,600,000 !!!
This must be the most expensive premium for “understudy MPs” anywhere on this planet.
Considering that these “understudy” MPs will also only be part-time MPs and you see the premium you will be paying for them.
Part-time MPs who are also “understudies” who make almost a million dollars.
Does it get more ridiculous than this?
And this is suppose to be Singapore’s “real insurance”, according to Mr Teo’s words?
Tin Pei Ling is S’pore’s “real insurance”? She who needs to be mollycoddled by the Senior Minister to waltz into Parliament?
BG Tan, again another one who needs to be pampered and carried into Parliament by Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong?
Janil Puthucheary, he who equates “saving kids lives” to doing NS, is S’pore’s “real insurance”?
Desmond Choo, Desmond Lee, Ong Teng Koon – all sons of former MPs or ministers – are Singapore’s “real insurance”? All of whom are going to slip under the radar and hide under the skirts of ministers and ferried into parliament?
I think we Singaporeans should be aware of the nonsense which the PAP is putting out there nowadays. They are being termed as “hard truths” so as to hide the stupidity of what they say.
Let me ask you a simple question:
Do you think Singapore’s future is more secure in the hands of someone like Low Thia Khiang, or Sylvia Lim, or Chen Show Mao, or Hazel Poa, or Vincent Wijeysingha, or Tony Tan than someone like Tin Pei Ling, or Janil Puthucheary, or any of those “sons-of”???
I mean, seriously.
Mr Teo, you FAIL.
Try harder next time.
But to be totally serious, Singapore’s political system needs an upgrade. We seriously need to vote in more opposition members. This is something which we have been yearning for and this time round, we have good choices.
So please give your support to these opposition parties and their candidates.
I am saying this because I remember what the PAP did these last five years. They are too many to list but if we give them full support again, it only tells them that what they have done is alright and that we want more of it.
The PAP’s latest batch of candidates are the worst lot I have seen in a long time. Clearly, there is a serious problem the PAP is facing in recruiting people of real calibre. To give your support to them is not just helping the PAP live a lie.
It is also the surest way to do Singapore in.
That, despite what Mr Teo is trying to tell you in his selfish and self-serving way, is indeed and truly the only insurance we Singaporeans have for our country.
By the way, please add your name to this call for the PAP to field Tin Pei Ling in an SMC. More than 4,000 people have done so in the last 3 days. But will the PAP listen? Of course not. So, why would you give your vote to them?