Category: Dirty Politics

This category contains the dirty political events we witness in Singapore. Be it extreme elitism, favoritism, pork barrel politics, name calling, non-transparency etc etc.

Why Did Goh Chok Tong Do That To Dr. Seet?

Dr Seet Ai Mee, on then prime minister Goh Chok Tong’s rehashing of the hand-washing incident before the 1991 election. Extracted from The Straits Times Mar 19 2011 Why I lost in Bukit Gombak : Dr Seet Ai Mee In

Statistics Do Lie, Sometimes

  LTA and SIM: More train breakdowns but MRT is now more reliable (Apr 2016) In 2015, there was a total of 14 major MRT train breakdowns, 40% more than 2014’s 10 incidents. For the LRT trains, the number of

PAP Hogs “Talents”

Editor’s Notes: PAP not only hogs “talent” from the Union, it also hogs “talents” from Civil Service and Uniform Groups. How often do you see these “talents” joining the Opposition Parties? Other than joining Opposition Parties often means near-zero chance

Pork-Barrel Politics in Singapore?

According to Wikipedia, Pork barrel is a derogatory term referring to appropriation of government spending for localized projects secured solely or primarily to bring money to a representative’s district. The term pork barrel politics usually refers to spending that is

The Ong Teng Cheong Saga

“Many may have forgotten that our first Executive President Mr Ong Teng Cheong, was paid, from recollection, around $700,000 per annum. He was humiliated in Parliament for asking a simple but important question – the total financial reserves of the

Can current PAP Government claim credit for good works done by the founding fathers?

Related topic: PAP’s track record, what track record? While reading some comments on “PAP record speaks for itself: Sengkang MP“, it sets me thinking can the current high-paying MPs and ministers claim the credits for the good works done by the founding

Are We Miser or Being Prudent With Cash Donation?

Editor’s Note: You either donate big or please do not donate at all. Unlike donation by individuals where every donation no matter how small helps, the impact to the negative image of Singapore is grave. This is akin to a

Salary For President Increases, AGAIN!

“As the head of state, he represents the country and advances our interests internationally. This is why it is appropriate to peg the President’s salary higher than ministers’ and just above the Prime Minister’s.” –  Chen Hwai Liang,  Press Secretary to

The Awkward Role of Union in Singapore Politics

Editor’s Notes: I like to paraphrase the famous LKY’s quote: “I make no apologies that the NTUC(PAP) is the Government and the Government is the NTUC(PAP).” Kudos to The Straits Times for daring to publish this comment, I hope no

Is Election Fair in Singapore?

Playing Fair? “As history has shown, an opposition GRC team that is disproportionately strong relative to other opposition GRC teams would inevitably draw unwanted attention. The PAP big guns would throw everything, including the kitchen sinks, at it. “ – Political