Thursday, 31 March 2011

黄金时段已过,新加坡的人才不可能再一党独大了


到今天为止,行动党已经推出了12 位新的候选人。之后,将会推出重量级的新候选人。不论,这些重量级人才有多少位,他们都不可能像行动党所说的新加坡所有最好的人才都归行动党所有。这是不可能的,也对新加坡将来得发展不利。

早报报道:教育部长兼国防部第二部长黄永宏医生昨天以行动党组织秘书(特别任务)指出,行动党早在20065月大选结束半年后便开始撒网,从党内、社会各阶层,甚至旅居国外的侨民社群物色候选人。这项工作跨越四年半,超过260人被物色,他们或单独或以一组人形式参加了200多场茶会。有些还得接受历时八小时的心理测试,一些女性从结婚、怀孕到分娩,都还没完成遴选和面试过程。另外一些人则被安排到选区实习,以接受基层领袖和议员们的直接评估,脱颖而出的人选还须通过行动党中央执行委员会不下三次的面试,才受邀成为候选人。

这么详细的挑选候选人,会不会出错或漏了几条大鱼。肯定会。从这次行动党推出的新候选人来看,大约有七位来自工会,但是,他们是真正工人代表还是行动党代表,大家心里有数。如果说他们素质高,那反对党候选人,肯定有比他们这些人高的。出错的可能性则更高了。

任何一项遴选人才的方法,都不能确保最后被选中的人才,能完成使命。淡马锡控股年前还不是在找何晶的接班人吗?结果怎样,大家都知道是不成功。淡马锡难道是要跟新加坡人开玩笑吗?花了这么多钱,为猎头公司创利吗?

华尔街日报今天报道:一直被外界认为是巴菲特(Warren Buffett)头号接班人的大卫索科尔(David Sokol)从伯克希尔哈撒韦公司(Berkshire Hathaway Inc.)辞职,此前索科尔买了他建议巴菲特收购的一家公司的股票。巴菲特这么辛苦培养接班人,结果还是一场空欢喜。

人才的遴选是没有绝对的。马哈迪选了好几次,最后把首相之位让给了阿都拉。事实上,并不成功。还害得国阵输了三分之二的国会大多数。在政治上,即使成了候选人,当了议员,也不可能确保能做出贡献。反对党在1991年,曾经出现四位议员,为什么有两位无法连任。另两位为什么能连任。打下的江山,只能维持一时,而无法一直连任。行动党也出现一些不合适的议员,即使当上了政务部长,高级政务部长,最后还是要下岗,被安排到政联公司去。

黄永宏在记者会上的谈话,有几段很值得玩味:

1国人的期望和抱负随着社会的进步不断提高。
黄永宏指出半个世纪以来,人口倍增,人均国内生产总值猛涨,国人的期望和抱负也随着社会的进步不断提高。
 
新加坡人的期望和抱负,已经出现很大改变。出国的人多了,教育也高了,收入也也高了。因此,更会出现不同的政治理念,这次大选的候选人中,已经开始出现这类反对党侯选人了。所以,行动党要想维持一个坚强果敢的行动党政府,不断引进能干候选人的计划很可能会落空。


2有更多的东西要去维护?
早报报道说,新加坡自1959年自治时举行大选以来,每一次大选都有更多的东西要去维护,并带领国家继续迈向未来。因此需要一个由高素质领导人组成一流政府。
维护什么?一个人的江山,还是全体国人的的利益,还是一小部分行动党领袖的利益?记者没有问,我们也不知道。

3 不是屈服于压力和民众情绪
黄永宏指出议员和政府领导人必须拥有四项基本素质,即须具备奉献精神、能脚踏实地并有能力将计划化为行动,以为民众服务子;是否相信新加坡仍有进步空间,并能对一般国人的梦想和困难感同身受;能否放眼于未来,并坚持到底,而不是屈服于压力和民众情绪;身为拥有公权力者,值不值得信赖,能不能做到不谋取私利,凡是总以国家利益为出发点。

很明显的,行动党将会继续那一套“不屈服于压力和民众情绪”的做法。这表示,在未来,他们还是会继续旧的那一套管理方式,国人可要看清楚,是否要过回以前那样的日子。

4 不认同行动党的政策,还继续留在行动党,不就是傀儡吗?
黄永宏强调: 事实上,我们不是在寻找认同行动党的人。如果他们不同意一些政策,或者不认同我们,这是都无所谓,但是他们的心必须是向着新加坡。

如果不同意行动党的政策,还留在行动党,这就叫人担忧新加坡的将来,国会里将是一大堆应声虫。最后那句“他们的心必须是向着新加坡。,应该是指全部的国会议员,而不是行动党议员而已。

政见不同,香港民主党分裂
台湾中央社去年1219日发表报道文章,题为《香港民主党大分裂 30人退党》,文章说,香港泛民主最大政党民主党因支持香港政府的政制改革方案,引发党内大分裂,民主党30名改革派成员今天正式宣布退党,其中有7人是民主党的区议员。

民主党退党成员发表集体退党宣言指出,民主党就香港政改方案与北京中央政府妥协,违背了竞选时承诺争取2012年实现行政长官及立法会普选,让选民被出卖及遗弃。他们又说,曾多次向党内高层反映民主党要反对政改方案,但党领导层对他们的意见置若罔闻,因此他们选择退党向选民交代。
  
行动党有可能分裂吗?很多人都认为有这个可能性,尤其是后李光耀的时代,由于缺少一个强人,行动党是很可能出现分裂的。这正如马来西亚的巫统,日本的自民党,台湾的国民党等等。

这样一来,行动党更不可能把全新加坡的人才都收罗在门下了。更何况,从现在开始,国人的政治意识提高,主流媒体影响力日减,一党独大的局面就要结束了。

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Reforming Singapore model with Daoism by accepting Oppositions

Reforming Singapore model with Daoism by accepting Oppositions

The People’s Action Party government aims to make Singapore an innovative economy but discourages oppositions in opinions, thinking and behaviors.  Can an innovative economy be done without oppositions?  Assuming PAP is adopting Confucianism and Legalism practices in designing Singapore model, can it succeed by only concentrating on Red Ocean Strategy?

Red Oceans are all the industries in existence today—the known market space. In the red oceans, industry boundaries are defined and accepted, and the competitive rules of the game are known. Here companies try to outperform their rivals to grab a greater share of product or service demand. As the market space gets crowded, prospects for profits and growth are reduced. Products become commodities or niche, and cutthroat competition turns the ocean bloody. Hence, the term red oceans. (Source: wikipedia.org)

No. In the knowledge economy and post-industrial era, PAP needs to have Blue Ocean Strategy.  Singapore model is long over due and urgently needs to be refined and reformed with inputs from Daoism.  Otherwise, it is back to square one, Red Ocean Strategy. And it will not generate productivity, creativity, innovation and design that Singapore economy requires in the decades to come.  

The Economic Strategies Committee wants Singapore to be an innovative economy and its recommendations look more like the so-called old bottle with new wines. 


ESC GOAL
HIGH-SKILLED PEOPLE, INNOVATIVE ECONOMY, DISTINCTIVE GLOBAL CITY.

We must make skills, innovation ad productivity the basis for sustaining Singapore’s economic growth.  This will also provide for inclusive growth, with a board-base increase in the incomes of our citizens.

We must also be a vibrant and distinctive global city – open and diverse, the best place to grow and reach out to a rising Asia, and a home that provides an outstanding quality of life for our people.

Hence, the Economic Strategies Committee report and Budget 2011 are repeating the same policies to promote and create awareness on innovation, creativity and productivity. The government even goes ahead to set up a design university, Singapore University of Technology and Design.   However, all these are hard ways and infrastructure, like Legalism and Confucianism practices.  In order to breakthrough in creative industry and other high value industry, you need to implant the seeds of negative thinking, opposing opinions, different views, in our education and business. Daoism can help to motivate and stimulate this creative mind.

HIGH-SKILLED PEOPLE are not only working smart but thinking smart.

INNOVATIVE ECONOMY is not building infrastructure but promoting different and alternative ideas.

DISTINCTIVE GLOBAL CITY is not importing foreign talents but nurturing own talents.
   
The appreciation and understanding of (philosophical) Daoism is lacking or at a very lower level in Singapore. It is understandable as we are not even having a good understanding of Confucianism and so how to talk about Daoism, which is more difficult and complicated in terms of intellectual and creative thinking.  As a population, we don’t even have enough competent Chinese intellectuals to communicate with the Chinese. This is proved by the introduction of the new PAP candidates in the coming election who are not well equip with Chinese knowledge. DPM Wong Kan Seng admitted in the press conference.

To implement or apply Daoism practices, you must accept oppositions.  Otherwise, it will not bear any result.  Why, because Daoism means alternative thinking, opposite views, and against the practices of Confucianism and Legalism (Singapore success model is based on Legalism and perhaps little bit of Confucianism).  But the world is changing and everyone is looking for Chinese market.  In China, the Chinese, with the more than 2000 years of history, is not only learning Confucianism but Daoism and Buddhism (Zen) too.  So, knowing Confucianism is not enough, not to mention our western base education system has not provided a good foundation of Confucianism to students.

Since modern times, with increased international exchanges, the Daodejing has spread widely in the world and has become part of the shared spiritual wealth of all mankind. It has stimulated the interest of and inspired many foreign philosophers, scientists, statesmen, and entrepreneurs. Renowned thinkers, including Bertrand Russell, Martin Heidegger, Leo Tolstoy, Albert Einstein, and Joseph Needham, praised the Daodejing. Because of its abundant ideas for nourishing life, the Daodejing has drawn increasing global attention, and under its guidance, many countries have established organizations to promote these universal values that are so vital in contemporary times. (Source: Wikipedia)

Dao De Jing (The book of the Way) also called Laozi is a book by Laozi, the founder of Daoism.  Dao De Jing is the masterpiece for both philosophical and religion Daoism. 


Application and uses of “Emptiness”

Innovation, creativity, and design are making or doing some things out of nothing, i.e. emptiness. This is one of the important contributions that Daoism can bring to Singapore.

In Chapter 11 of Dao De Jing, it shows the application of emptiness.
三十輻共一轂,當其無,有車之用。埏埴以為器,當其無,有器之用。
鑿戶牖以為室,當其無,有室之用。故有之以為利,無之以為用。
Put thirty spokes together to one hub, The original empty space makes the use of wheel.
Knead clay into vessels, The original empty space makes the use of vessel.
Shape door and windows for a house/room, The original empty space makes the use of house/room.
So the things that are made are only conditions, What [we] are using is still the original empty space.
(source: wikisource.org)

Singapore planners like to use mathematics to measure the development and they like to show statistics for their achievements. Daoism does not see it this way.  Laozi wants to explain things in a way that the usefulness of some things is actually supported by the non-usefulness.  You build a house with 4 walls but the walls are meaningless if they cannot make room for people to stay, work or entertain.

For investment, you look for the intrinsic value of your investment.  Warren Buffett can see it but others cannot. You may have better computer and mathematical instruments than Warren Buffett but how come you cannot beat him in investment return.  

Now back to the Blue Ocean Strategy.

Blue oceans, in contrast, denote all the industries not in existence today—the unknown market space, untainted by competition. In blue oceans, demand is created rather than fought over. There is ample opportunity for growth that is both profitable and rapid. In blue oceans, competition is irrelevant because the rules of the game are waiting to be set. Blue ocean is an analogy to describe the wider, deeper potential of market space that is not yet explored.

The corner-stone of Blue Ocean Strategy is 'Value Innovation'. A blue ocean is created when a company achieves value innovation that creates value simultaneously for both the buyer and the company. The innovation (in product, service, or delivery) must raise and create value for the market, while simultaneously reducing or eliminating features or services that are less valued by the current or future market.  (Source: wikipedia.org)

Daoism is against war and against competition as nature will take its pace. Value Innovation is what Daoism is looking into. Because of opposite thinking, Laozi stresses on the application of the original empty space. This empty space should include every possible nothing.  Value Innovation is also quite similar to what Bertrand Russell’s “create and share”.  

Create and share vs. conquer and occupy.  Which is harmony?


Bertrand Russell (Nobel Prize in Literature 1950), visited China in the 1920s and taught philosophy there, was a great admirer of Laozi. He believed human nature has 2 impulsions (or urges). One is occupation and the other is creation.  In today’s term, occupation means you want to be no. 1, you want to expand, and you want to conquer the market. On the other hand, creation means you want to create things so that you can share with others. Daoism believes nature will create things and share with other people. It will then bring harmony (to the world).  This is the requirement of today’s business management. That is how you can sell your products without occupying the market, or selling your soft knowledge without leaving your country.  This is critically important to the future Singapore – the promotion of soft power in a knowledge economy.  

Singapore’s success model is like “conquer and occupy”, the first impulsion that Russell mentioned.  When we expand our market, when we invest in Indonesia and Thailand, we always encounter difficulties perhaps also receive a bad name.  When we enter Suzhou, we tried to be in command in the industrial park development.  These are some examples.  The reality is if you are using “conquer and occupy” tactics like in Singapore, you will get into trouble. However, at the same time, we also do not have the second impulsion or only a little of it - creating value and sharing it with the locals.

Russell used Chapter 10 of Dao De Jing to explain the meaning of “create and share”:

Chapter 10
生之、畜之,生而不有,為而不恃,長而不宰
(The Dao) produces (all things) and nourishes them; it produces them and does not claim them as its own; it does all, and yet does not boast of it; it presides over all, and yet does not control them. This is what is called 'The mysterious Quality' (of the Dao).
(source: ctext.org)
Bearing and nurturing, Creating but not owning, Giving without demanding,
This is harmony.
(source: chinapage.com)


Doesn’t it look more like the new business model of Google, facebook, twitter, etc. They all have the feature of “create and share”.



There are other interesting references from Dao De Jing that the PAP government can learn from it.

How many times has the PAP government turned the fish?

In Chapter 60, Laozi advised government not to turn the fish while frying it. PAP government in fact has applied it but in a wrong way.

Chapter 60
治大國若烹小鮮。
Governing a nation is like frying small fish.
(source: wikisource.org)

Former US President Ronald Reagan quoted from the Daodejing in his State of the Union Address: "To govern a great nation requires the same care as to fry a small fish."
SM Goh Chok Tong had once mentioned this.  Not sure, he understands Laozi correctly.
However, Laozi’s saying is not to turn the fish too often but has the PAP government listened to it?  They keep on turning the fish by introducing changes, e.g. changes in number of MPs in the GRC, changes in electoral boundary, changes in NCMPs and NMPs scheme.  These are bad examples of turning a fish and perhaps the bad examples of the application of emptiness by creating new game play to fix the Oppositions.

Governing against the nature will lead to poor getting poorer

Chapter 77
天之道,損有餘而補不足。
人之道則不然,損不足以奉有餘。
The way of the Teachings is heavenly, It is to supplement the deprived at the expense of the excessive.
The way of the people is different, It is to proffer the excessive at the expense of the deprived.
(source: wikisource.org)

Laozi warns the ruler and government. In running the country, the ruler must follow the natural development and not to add extra burdens to the people.  The natural way is to use the “have” to compensate the “haven’t”.  However, the human way is the opposite.  And it will lead to the poor getting poorer and the rich getting richer.  


Intervention and greedy are bad for development

Chapter 57
我無事而民自富,我無欲而民自朴。
I am unoccupied and the people naturally becomes prosperous,
I yearn not and the people naturally becomes serene.
(source: wikisource.org)

Development comes naturally and intervention will prevent prosperity.  Greediness will stimulate more demands and desires and make people become materialized. 

Measurement of government performance

This is interesting as government can use this as a guideline for their performance.

Chapter 17
太上,下知有之;
其次,親而譽之;
其次畏之;
其次侮之。
The greatest of rulers hardly dwells upon the minds of his subjects,
Lesser than this they forever draw near and laud him with great praise,
Lesser than this the people are held in his frightening awe and fear,
Lesser than this the people revile and curse him.
(source: wikisource.org)

PAP government should take a self test and evaluation in Chapter 17.  How Singaporeans judge their performance may be reflected in the coming election.




Monday, 28 March 2011

老兵前线打战 新兵坐享其成

老兵前线打战 新兵坐享其成

行动党的选战策略,让人看来,好像是老议员,老候选人的责任很重,而新候选人却躲在集选区,在这个禁飞区内,受到保护,一面喝咖啡,一面看着外面的老战士受苦受难,有些可能被当成炮灰,英勇牺牲。

这是新加坡的教育制度,新加坡政府的投资政策,新加坡的管理方式的反照。

这就好像母鸡保护小鸡的做法。老鹰飞来了,小鸡都躲到母鸡身后,但是。一不留神,就会有一只小鸡被老鹰捉去。此外,还有一些较大的小鸡,母鸡认为,成熟了,长大了,可以出去走走坐坐,哪里知道,老鹰看到了,一飞而下,顺手把这群较成熟的小鸡,一口咬走四五只。

行动党新诞生的小鸡,新候选人,多数是放在老母鸡身边。这些老母鸡在宏茂 桥,马林百列,丹绒巴葛等集选区里。 工人党形容这些老母鸡是螃蟹,想要爬进阿裕尼,后港捣蛋。不要忘记,红色的宏茂 桥,马林百列,丹绒巴葛螃蟹是不会爬的。被电闪到的红色辣椒螃蟹是让人吃的,是不会爬的。工人党不必过于紧张,先把阿裕尼的成熟了的“小鸡”吃掉,然后,下一届,几年后,当老母鸡会变成老螃蟹时,又有另一顿丰富的辣椒螃蟹大餐吃了。

可怜行动党成熟了的小鸡 -旧候选人则被安排到竞选激烈的选区。所有的单选区都不是新行动党候选人。阿裕尼,东海岸,义顺,摩绵-加冷等集选区,几乎看不到行动党新候选人的影子。这不就是前人种树,后人乘凉吗?啊呀,行动党新候选人,真好命啊!不需努力,就可以坐享其成。旧候选人,可真不幸,有些可能要变成炮灰了。不知他们心里有何感受。

这种的安排,也不像是我们的教育制度吗?关在家里,出门要有女佣,司机接送,没有空调不行,华文难读不读,。。。。。

这样的结果,行动党很可能会变成国民党,将来派不出好的候选人。就好像,国民党,找来找去,还是找不到一个像样的候选人到台湾南部去竞选。更好笑的是,国民党的一些年轻部长,高官还表演宁可辞官也不去台湾南部竞选的把戏。

行动党以为,在集选区的保护下,母鸡保护小鸡这一招,每一届大选都能用上。因此,只要破了这一招,行动党旧候选人成了炮灰,成了牺牲品,那么,行动党新候选人的坐享其成也就没有了。

难怪,黄根成感到害怕,要责问反对党为何要打下一个集选区。因为,这个骨牌一倒,一个一个的骨牌就会倒下,到时,行动党真的会派不出好的新候选人来, 就像国民党一样,找不到适当的人选到台湾南部去竞选。

期待,这个日子早日到来。

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2011upandcoming: 第四代领导人, 谁说了才算有效

2011upandcoming: 第四代领导人, 谁说了才算有效: "第四代领导人, 谁说了才算有效?笨蛋, 当然是选民。 这点,行动党也认可。张志贤说,行动党将在来临大选派出一支具有新活力、新想法的第四代领导人核心队伍让选民选择。这其中还很可能出现我国第四位总理人选。 这些话,从表面上看,没有问题。 深一层想一想,却令人疑惑,困扰和不解。 1...."

2011upandcoming: 有人出世就好命 反对党却要用命来打拚

2011upandcoming: 有人出世就好命 反对党却要用命来打拚: "有人出世就好命 反对党却要用命来打拚 反对党要用命来打拚才会胜出 有人出世就好命,行动党候选人终于含金戴玉在媒体千万宠爱在一身的风光下出场了。贾宝玉不也是含着宝玉出世,最后,贾家不也落了个树倒猢狲散吗? 反观在野党,新加坡媒体是报尤不报喜。反对党不管怎么努力,媒体还是用另类..."

2011upandcoming: 国之命,在人心,新移民也该投反对党

2011upandcoming: 国之命,在人心,新移民也该投反对党: "国之命,在人心,新移民也该投反对党 新公民和旧公民都在同一条桥上 还记得小时候的一个孝道故事吗?孩子在做一个木碗,孩子的爸爸妈妈问,这是做给谁的啊?孩子回答说,这是做给爸爸妈妈的。爸爸妈妈问为什么?孩子说,他看到爸爸妈妈买了木碗给爷爷,因为,爷爷常常打破碗,所以,他现在也做..."

2011upandcoming: Confucianism “stands corrected” in Singapore

2011upandcoming: Confucianism “stands corrected” in Singapore: "Confucianism “stands corrected” in Singapore Many posts in the internet seem to misunderstand Confucianism, especially the type of Confucia..."

2011upandcoming: 高教授,我们要有尊严,不害怕的小方便

2011upandcoming: 高教授,我们要有尊严,不害怕的小方便: "高教授,我们要有尊严,不害怕的小方便 台湾天下远见文化事业群创办人兼董事长高希均教授前几天在新加坡公共服务学院,发表了题为“台湾与中国大陆的两岸关系”的演讲。他盛赞新加坡样样都好,台湾可以向新加坡学习的地方太多。而台湾没有可以向新加坡学习的东西。细想一下,或许,小市民渴..."

2011upandcoming: 己所不欲,忽施于人,我们和行动党都做到了吗?

2011upandcoming: 己所不欲,忽施于人,我们和行动党都做到了吗?: "[决战集选区5] 己所不欲,忽施于人,我们和行动党都做到了吗? 答案是我们和行动党都没有做到。那么,就从我们开始做起吧! 新加坡选民的思维是,希望有反对党来制衡行动党。但是,最好的安排是这个反对党议员出现在其他的选区,不是在我的选区。主要原因是,担心反对党议员写的信在政府部门里..."

2011upandcoming: 让反对党赢得集选区,激励治国经商新思维

2011upandcoming: 让反对党赢得集选区,激励治国经商新思维: "[决战集选区4] 让反对党赢得集选区,激励治国经商新思维 反对党管理的集选区垃圾不会推到几层楼高 新加坡选民应该让反对党赢得几个集选区,因为这股震动力量将能为新加坡打开一个新局面。尤其是激励治国经商的新思维。反对党一定会尽全力把集选区办得更好,而行动党为收复失地,会更加..."

2011upandcoming: 部长也是普通人,是可以被替代的. Ministers are ordinary people and...

2011upandcoming: 部长也是普通人,是可以被替代的. Ministers are ordinary people and...: "[决战集选区3] 部长也是普通人,是可以被替代的, 您同意吗? 价廉物美的部长哪里去了source: nhb.gov.sg 自从集选区人数从三人增加到五,六人后,领军人物一定是一,两位甚至三位部长。因此,行动党的口号是我们的部长是人中之龙,是最好的人才,因此,是不可被替..."

2011upandcoming: 下下次大选,还有阿裕尼吗?

2011upandcoming: 下下次大选,还有阿裕尼吗?: "[决战集选区2] 下下次大选,还有阿裕尼吗? 光明来到了 选区划分的结果大家都心知肚明,但是,媒体还是要说改变不大,公平竞争,新选区划分,对反对党更有利,因为集选区人数缩小了,单选区多了等等,实似而非的怪论。 我们以阿裕尼作为一个例子加以说明。阿裕尼集选区在2006 年..."

2011upandcoming: 不要再让友诺士的遗憾出现

2011upandcoming: 不要再让友诺士的遗憾出现: "[决战集选区1] 不要再让友诺士的遗憾出现 勇往向前 36500 对35221。 50.89% 对49.11%。 这是新加坡历史上,票数最接近的一次集选区选举。 20 年过后,没有一次集选区的竞选比这次友诺士集选区选举更精彩,更令人遗憾。 不要让友诺士的遗憾再出现了。如..."

2011upandcoming: Dr. Lily Neo is more Confucius than PAP

2011upandcoming: Dr. Lily Neo is more Confucius than PAP: "Dr. Lily Neo is more Confucius than PAP Judging from the recent parliament Budget debate and previous debates in parliament, it looks like D..."

2011upandcoming: 以子路精神,面对选战

2011upandcoming: 以子路精神,面对选战: "以子路精神,面对选战。不怕抹黑,勇敢应战。 这是新加坡反对党人要具备的精神。因为,他们面对的是穿着华丽,头顶着高帽,又有媒体护身的行动党人。面对着尊贵的对手,没有信心的反对党人,在声势上,在“身世出生”上,都会自觉慚愧。 因此,在此愿以论语子罕篇共勉之。 Zilu so..."

2011upandcoming: 反对党的真,行动党的。。。。

2011upandcoming: 反对党的真,行动党的。。。。: "反对党的真,行动党的。。。。 在新加坡的传媒,报纸,电视,经常都可以看到反对党的真情表演,但是,这种真情表演,却被负面化了。例如: 国民团结党抢先插旗卡位 2011选前报道 上电视辩论?反对党很盼望 执政党不赞成 一名政党领袖:工人党掉入“非选区议员圈套” 选区协商未有结果 ..."

2011upandcoming: 电梯坏了, 机会来了

2011upandcoming: 电梯坏了, 机会来了: "电梯坏了, 机会来了 Source: ST Photo 菲律宾总统阿奎诺II 昨天参观樟宜水源回收厂时,出了一个小状况。这位嘉宾被逼从地下60米,爬着楼梯一步一步走上来。 怪只怪我们的水源回收厂的电梯,不给面子。好不坏,偏偏选择有VIP来访时才坏。 现在,不能说50年才来..."

2011upandcoming: 果条来了,问题一样, 您吃吗?

2011upandcoming: 果条来了,问题一样, 您吃吗?: "果条来了,问题一样, 您吃吗? 人民行动党在阿裕尼集选区的竞选策略是一盘果条。事实上,整个新加坡的情形都是差不多的。在全国各地,行动党端出来也是一盘一盘的果条。只是文宣名目不一样而已。阿裕尼选民所面对的问题,也反映了新加坡的人民的问题。 因此,全国选民有必要认清这盘果条的内..."

2011upandcoming: 谁是头家

2011upandcoming: 谁是头家: "谁是头家,人民还是议员或政府 3月6日早报的一则标题是“拉丁马士邻里“换头家”,内容是由于新的选区划分,拉丁马士将成为单选区,因此,新的负责议员将是陈振泉。 早报还引顾蔡矶的话,“你好。这一区已经不是丹戎巴葛了,换成拉丁马士。这位陈振泉是这里的新‘头家’(负责人),大选的时候要请..."

2011upandcoming: 政治上的墨家

2011upandcoming: 政治上的墨家: "政治上的墨家Political Mohism in Singapore? Contrary to WP’s strategy of “wu wei”, Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) or Barisan Sosialis (BS) in the..."

2011upandcoming: 政治上的道家

2011upandcoming: 政治上的道家: "政治上的道家Political Daoism in Singapore? If you only rely on the web and internet on Singapore political development, quite obviously Workers’ P..."

2011upandcoming: “不奴隶,毋宁死” - 反思淡马锡模式

2011upandcoming: “不奴隶,毋宁死” - 反思淡马锡模式: "www.geraldgiam.sg “不奴隶,毋宁死” - 反思淡马锡模式 中国前文化部长及作家王蒙在评论《红楼梦》时,看到了一个不正常现象 -“不奴隶,毋宁死”。 他还为此特意写了一本同名的书。 他说:《红楼梦》里的许多奴隶,尤其是、特别是有头有脸的女奴,都视不再当得成贾府..."

2011upandcoming: 认错的勇气

2011upandcoming: 认错的勇气: "http://geraldgiam.sg 认错的勇气 认错是需要很大的勇气的。尤其是在新加坡。建国以来,由于在经济上取得良好的表现,因此,即使有大的错误,那也是中低下官员的错。我们的政府领袖为国家创造了这么多就业机会,国库,外汇增加了这么多,因此,即使有些错误,好像,逃马..."

2011upandcoming: 自我感觉真好

2011upandcoming: 自我感觉真好: "自我感觉真好 行动党似乎陶醉在2010年的高经济增长中,人人自我感觉真好,正如早报新闻标题打出来的一样:· 国会侧记 聆听财长教授般的演讲· &n..."

2011upandcoming: 反对之路不好走

2011upandcoming: 反对之路不好走: "反对之路不好走 (Singapore opposition leaders Source: ST Photo) 在新加坡,反对之路不好走,人人都知道。但是,为何,明明知道山有虎,却偏偏要向虎山行呢? 有人问高龄75的波东巴西区议员詹时中,为何还要出来竞选,该退休了,这么辛苦做什..."

2011upandcoming: 天才与白痴

2011upandcoming: 天才与白痴: "天才与白痴 调低消费税, 受惠者将是富人。 何来此说,这是不是新的经济理论. 我国三所大学都有经济系,专家学者们,可以不可以给国人做出一个合理的解释。 事缘国会辩论财政预算案,执政党和反对党提出不同的看法。市井小民一头雾水,不想做天才,更不想做白痴。 事缘,国防部政务部..."

2011upandcoming: 新加坡三大辣椒螃蟹连锁店

2011upandcoming: 新加坡三大辣椒螃蟹连锁店: "新加坡三大辣椒螃蟹连锁店 (Source: ladyironchef.com) 新加坡三大政治辣椒螃蟹连锁店经已新鲜出炉了。不说您不知,一提您一定知。三者何也, 一为李总理, 二为李资政, 三为吴资政。 他们是如何把辣椒螃蟹连锁店开遍全国的?原来是通过集选区制度,把辣椒螃蟹连..."

2011upandcoming: 爱拼才会赢

2011upandcoming: 爱拼才会赢: "爱拼才会赢 (Source: Youtube) 欣闻工人党已把《爱拼才会赢》作为2011大选的非正式竞选主题歌。 是的。在此时此刻,反对党一定要比执政党更用功,更努力,更拼搏,才可能会拼出头,才可能会有否极泰来。 在形势逼人,支援短缺,资源贫乏的不利情形下,只有一路..."

2011upandcoming: 不要再有诸子百家的遗憾

2011upandcoming: 不要再有诸子百家的遗憾