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Transparency and accountability, or the lack of it – MRT hairline cracks incident

“As sound as Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam saying that the govt cannot disclose why Charles Goodyear left Temasek even though “there is public interest”. As sound as how Ho Ching’s salary cannot be revealed (when even the Prime Minister’s can). As

Posted in Dirty Politics

All is Still not well with Singapore…..in 2016

Askmelah couldn’t have summed it better than “The economy did not max out, PAP did”. Notable quotes: “Look at soccer and what did ESM Goh said about Goal 2010, where we are today? We could not even beat our neighbours and

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Legitimacy of An Opposition MP and abuse of civil services for political mileage – The HDB Saga (Part 3)

“If Ms (Silvia) Lim has any such evidence of wrongdoing, you can let me know, and I guarantee you I will follow up. I will be the last person to ever allow the PA to be politicised.” – Chan Choon

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SMRT latest incident is a manifestation of what’s wrong with Singapore

“I tremble for my country when I think we may in fact get the kind of leaders we deserve.” – Gary Hart [Added 24th Mar 2016: Is it me or it is the Government-controlled cencored mass media is playing down

Posted in Dirty Politics, Social Ills in Singapore

The real reason behind resignation of MP David Ong

It is probably public knowledge by now that MP David Ong has resigned from his MP post and PAP membership with immediate effect for “personal reason”. The announcement has been very cryptic about what the real reason for his resignation

Posted in Dirty Politics, What's New

The Broken Political System of Singapore

Askmelah note: PAP has meddled with the political system so much that it creates a whole new set of problem that are even more difficult to solve and detrimental to the long term political development of Singapore. The fact that

Posted in Dirty Politics, Han Fook Kwang

Remembering Singapore’s own 911 – Askmelah’s take on GE2015

[Updated 12 Sep 15] Democracy has spoken, Singapore ruling party won with a landslide victory of close to 70% vote, dealing a blow to future democracy in Singapore. The majority stork in Singapore wants stability, tangible benefits, material well beings

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AHPETC Bashing – What is an MP role? Should Town Council law be reverted?

“Too often, the debates on AHPETC took on the flavour of verbal wars, where scoring political points seemed to be the order of the day.” – Singapore Management University (SMU) law don Eugene Tan “This is wicked politics at its

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Why Singapore’s “paper” general and “scholarship” system are not working

I can’t help but instinctively linked the dilemma and problems faced by Singapore today when I read the latest Insead‘s article and I quote: “Not all leaders are equipped to deal with uncertainty. While many organisations have a Chief Risk

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Accountability, hypocrisy, big bully, self righteous, denial all roll into one PAP

meritoray the singapore way

Askmelah could not have said it any better than Andrew Loh in pointing out that the ruling PAP instead of thinking of fixing the opposition, why not do some really really good work in fixing the real issues on hand

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My favourite quote today

"I am afraid the cruise ship is over capacity limit, and it used to be a luxury cruise ship. The designer’s claim that it is not sinkable, the name is Titanic. There are not enough life boats, no preparation or provision for failure. Thank you Mr Goh for reminding us." - Low Thia Khiang

"Till today, I am still puzzled by why the PAP cannot fight a fair election without gerrymandering, abusing the GRC system, basically, making sure they enter into a boxing ring with an opponent who is expected to fight them with hands tied behind the back. There is a reason why bullies are not popular in schools. Why not be the school prefect?" - Alvinology

"The question to ask is what lies at the root of the discontent or the disengagement between the G and the people. I am going to stick my neck out and say that it is ministerial salaries. I consider it the root of all evil. Serious. It reduces what should be a social compact into a business contract. " - Bertha Henson