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.

Singapore elected President is a lame-duck President?

With the recent debates on the roles of Singapore President and what he can and cannot do, it looks more and more that the position is largely ceremonial and the President can not speak his mind in public even if

More Good Years?

Editors’ Note: PN Balji hits the nail on the head with unambiguous terms such as “open(ing) the floodgates to foreigners”, “over-crowding … everywhere”, “instant help, not delayed help”. His candid observation of the likely positive impact of the “born-again citizens”

PAP’s track record, what track record?

“No ministers resigned or sacked until Election Year. For more than 5 years, National Development and HDB cocks up; Public transportation seizes; Singapore flooded with foreigners and pondings. Geez, if those millionaire ministers were sacked or resigned earlier, Singapore may

Where have all the Singaporeans gone?

Guest post by NTU Guy It has been more than fifteen years since I left NTU (then NTI), what left me drifted further from my alma mater as I am typing this email? Two mainland Chinese students were speaking besides

So have MM Lee Kuan Yew and SM Goh Chok Tong retired?

Askmelah’s Note: So just when we thought that we have heard the last of both the two ex-PMs (in fact some may miss many of their controversal sensational quotes made since they stepped down from their premierships), out come the puzzling statement

The Elected Presidency through the years

Askmelah’s note: Reading the article published by The Straits Times on 4 Jun 2011, we can draw a few observations: The excuse given by then PM Goh Chok Tong on the need for a referendum is a self–fulfilling prophecy by

A Good Wake Up Call – According to former PAP MPs and top civil servant

人民行动党前辈看分水岭大选 输掉几席对行动党是好事 Source: ZaoBao   12 Jun 2011 5月7日,被喻为分水岭大选的选举结果出炉过后,余震余温至今未停。 一名德士司机充满怨气说:“人民行动党政府在过去20年只顾自己行动,已经把人民丢在一边。” 这一番话的潜台词是:20年前的行动党政府是跟人民一起行动的。 According to a taxi driver who is full of grievances: “People’s Action Party Government in the past 20 years only act on their own, already cast the people aside.” The underlying message of this sentence is: 20

Representatives of religious groups – A unique Singaporean phenomenon

Askmelah’s Note: while this topic may not exactly fit into my “Dirty Politics” topic, I thought the practice of pulling the representatives of all religions to demonstrate religious harmony is very weird even in the eyes of a local guy

The Flawed Foreign Sports Talent Scheme

Disgraceful Foreign Sports Talent Scheme – A National Shame and Waste of Tax Payers’ Money “Maybe people value my football abilities more across the Causeway than in my own Singapore.” Fandi Ahmad, former Lions star, who is joining the Johor FA

Are we becoming an uncaring elitist society? (aka Wee Shu Min incident)

“The first generation of PAP was purely grassroots, but the problem today is that PAP is a bit too elitist.” – ex-top civil servant Ngiam Tong Dow “ While I agree with the principle of meritocracy, there is a missing