By: Phillip Ang
2016 is the year when things really started to fall apart – a warning to PAP not to ignore good governance. 5 decades of minimal transparency and accountability has brought Singapore closer to self destruction.
Control came with negligible costs to PAP in the past but as time takes a toll, building facades are falling off, trees are falling down in record numbers and MRT train disruptions have also affected record numbers of commuters.
Lifts have gone haywire, causing a number of injuries and one fatality. Everything is coming apart at the seams because PAP has been applying past solutions to solve current issues. It has even ignored social disintegration.
There’s no such a thing as a “cheaper, better and faster” economy. Cheaper foreign workers from third world countries are of course easier to exploit but Singaporeans ultimately pay the price for having cock talking ministers like Lim Swee Say.
2016 saw government-linked company NOL sold at lelong price to a French company despite having the best scholarly brains at the helm for 48 years. Even former PM Goh, NOL’s MD in the 1970s, had nothing to contribute to prevent the sinking of our national shipping line.
Tiger Airways, another GLC, had a shorter history as a listed company. With years of losses, similar to NOL, Tiger’s mewing was heard by the government and it was delisted. SIA was forced to take over an unprofitable budget airline.
With ex military personnel in top management, poorly-managed SMRT was also privatised after the government had injected more than 2 billion in tax dollars. At the rate GLCs are privatised, there may soon be nothing left to privatise.
The incompetence of our book smart elites is clearer in 2016 to an increasing number of citizens.
While the MSM has painted PAP as whiter than white, the reality is basic human instincts and desires are similar in all unenlightened beings. While PAP gives the impression they are selfless servants of the people, PAP MP David Ong was having sex with another active PAP member behind his constituents’ backs.
In June, the government introduced insurance coverage for NSFs and heaped endless praises on itself through MSM. In reality, this was 49 years late because NSFs who had been seriously injured or killed during service never received fair compensation.
MCCY Minister Grace Fu had initially objected to live streaming of Rio Olympics despite this costing about $2 per citizen. After claiming that doing so was “unwise”, the government did a ‘belakang pusing’ and Singapore won our first Olympic gold medal. Subsequently, every PAP hypocrite wanted to take wefies with Joseph Schooling.
MCCY was earlier flagged by the AGO for spending 410,000 tax dollars on consultation fee for a bin centre. Singapore’s pariahment allowed Lawrence Wong to chut all sorts of pattern on behalf of the MCCY minister and till today, nobody knows how complex was its design to cost taxpayers $410,000.
Singapore PR status continues to be treated like a piece of used tissue by foreigners in 2016. Although PRs increased by an annual average of about 29,000 since 2010, there was a net reduction of 16,400 PRs in 2016.
That even foreigners are leaving in droves is confirmation that the economy is much worse than portrayed by MSM. PAP may soon increase the intake of PRs – creating more social issues – to make up for the lost numbers.
Not contented with cracking pork soup and free smoke jokes in the US at China’s expense, PM Lee decided to test China with his undiplomatic comments. As a result, our military equipment was seized in Hong Kong and the likelihood of their return is diminishing with each passing hour.
2016 is only the beginning of Singapore falling apart and a harbinger of things to come. If PAP continues to bully citizens in order to stifle dissent and run our country without transparency and accountability, worse will be in store for Singaporeans.