Monday, 31 August 2015

Even PAP Vote Share reduces to 55%, the Oppositions could still hold 7 seats.

2015 PAP Strategy 战略 20 --  state machinery

Even if the oppositions is managed to gain 45% of the total votes in GE2015, it does not mean a big win. Instead it can still be a big loss, a big disappointment.


If you present it in a spreadsheet, even the Workers’ Party improves its vote share to 51% (i.e. WP 51%, PAP 49% in all WP contested seats), there is still no breakthrough for WP. What a big disappointment!


The following table provides the possible picture of the ‘big disappointment’:


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https://www.scribd.com/doc/277075659/GE2015-Prediction-Uneven-Distribution


Power yourself with the prediction
You can even treat the spreadsheet as a political game that you can adjust the percentages for each constituency that opposition parties will obtain.  If you think Party A should get more votes, you just increase the percentage and see the overall result.


You can also predict the PAP will win 60% of the total votes and WP will lose more seats. Alternatively, you are very confident of a big win for the oppositions, you can adjust the spreadsheet accordingly.  But be realistic!


PAP is more powerful than what you can think of


This spreadsheet of GE2015 prediction is very a low tech tool if you consider the state machinery of the PAP. Over the past 50 years, the PAP has invested many resources, hardware and software, in predicting the outcome. With the advancement of technology, this becomes more sophisticated and comprehensive. They can even predict the outcome when you visit their sites or download their apps.


Considering the followings:
  • PAP has supercomputer and big data analysis experts.
  • Every results of every polling districts of GE2011 and PE2011 can be easily input into the computer.
  • New data like boundary redrawing, changes and new voters are added for latest adjustments and analysis
  • Computer modelling can predict the outcome for different issues, change of policy, mood change, feedback etc. SG50, National Day Parade and Rally, Medishield, Pioneer package, Baby bonus, all have already input into the computer.
  • And many more advices from their foreign and local consultants.  


It is similar to TODAY’s report on the eve of Nomination Day:


Episode shows how dominant party can ‘eat up’ opponents, says Sylvia Lim


Episode shows how dominant party can ‘eat up’ opponents  says Sylvia Lim   TODAYonline.png


The PAP is doing the analysis every day or even every hour, from subject to subject or constituency to constituency.  For example, the AHPETC issue, when Ministry of National Development issues a statement, what is the response in the ground, in particular inside and outside Aljunied, Hougang and Punggol East. It may have little impact inside and big impact outside.


Little inside impact means WP can keep the 7 seats but WP is not able to win any seat outside AHPE as there is a big impact outside.


When the nomination is closed, new issues will appear. In Ang Mo Kio GRC, national issues, like CPF, population, human rights will be raised. The PAP may have to shift their focus from the regional issue of AHPETC to jobs, CPF, Singapore Core, citizen engagement etc.  This is a national election, the PAP will have to discuss and defend their national policies.


Of course, the PAP can also ignore national issues as they see WP is their only threat. WP is the only party that can match the PAP challenges and obtain 50% or more votes in WP contested constituencies. So, if you can put down WP, even with a small win in other non-WP contested constituencies, the PAP will win big in GE2015. This is why Dr Ng Eng Hen is so confident that when he talks about ‘ALL 89 seats’ win in this election.


89 may not be realistic but 89-7 is possible. This is the PAP’s target.


For opposition supporters, if we don’t like to receive a big disappointment, we need to put in more efforts, convincing more voters to vote for change.


However, let relax and do some exercises, play the spreadsheet game before our long march to deny PAP two-thirds majority in the 13th Parliament.


Here are 3 selected TCM physical exercises for the preparation to empower your future.
(You may not understand Mandarin but the exercises are self-explanatory).









copyright:中国大学MOOC慕课







Sunday, 30 August 2015

僵硬、死板的接班人制度把行动党引向死胡同

2015 PAP Strategy 战略 20 --  虚伪的接班人制度



2015年的新加坡大选,独立后出生的选民将超过选民总数的一半以上。面对这种新的局面,行动党依然虚伪的推出接班人制度做号召,这能吸引年轻选民的共鸣吗?

行动党昨天由总理李显龙亲自宣布这次大选的竞选宣言和主题:你我同心,为国为民



警方还特意为这场行动党宣言的造势大会而封路。行动党仍然还要摆出强势的姿态。在大选的紧要关头,依然故我,自我的感觉真好。 选民看在眼里,会是怎么一种感觉?大家心里都有一把尺,行动党知道吗?


每一次大选,行动党都要提出接班人的问题。从第一代到现在进入第四代了。一代比一代进步吗?提出接班人的问题无非就是要继续维持政权,继续领高薪,而不是从人民的利益出发。选民感觉这是一个与他们脱节的政党,不是以新加坡人出发,更加不是从年轻人的立场看问题。

反观工人党,我们就看出这个大不同。工人党这次的竞选宣言和口号:掌握民权,把握将来。都是交给年轻的党员,独立后的出生年轻一代去进行、筹划。一位可爱的记者还问,这是不是表示工人党,不重视这次的竞选宣言。

也,目的真好相反。

工人党就是要和年轻人站在一起,现在连小孩子,都早熟到喜欢工人党,而把行动党当成一个目标。这是一位小学生的画作。可惜,这幅画结果只得了一个C。


行动党机械式接班人制度

搞了50多年,行动党还是脱离不了这个所谓的接班人制度。这个僵硬,死板,又机械式的制度,将令行动党走入一个死胡同。

你想一想,行动党会让孙学玲,陈惠玲,钟丽慧,陈有明,陈佩玲加入2015年大选宣言的工作吗?他们只有听的份。

就算是第四代接班人里的候选人,如前三军总长黄志明,前高级公务员徐芳达,前高级警官杨益财等人,行动党会放心让他们参与行动党2015竞选宣言的工作和口号的设计吗?

答案很明显,在行动党机械式的制度下,新的候选人,只是旗子,重要的候选人,还要放在安全的集选区里,这就造成了新加坡选举制度的怪现象:老兵前线打战,新兵后面享受。当然,新兵也不可能参与选战的策划,设计,更加谈不上参与宣言思考和筹划。更更加不可能出席记者会,为行动党宣读竞选宣言和大喊口号。

在这一点上,工人党就是和行动党不同。工人党年轻和新候选人,积极的参与宣言的思考,起草,设计工作。他们走到台前,勇敢向新加坡选民,说明工人党的宣言内容和解释口号的意义。

行动党会放心让行动党新人做这样重大的决定吗?

而工人党却做到这一点。工人党新人是为自己的理想而打拼,天下是打出来的。不是坐享其成。


行动党会放心让行动党新人做这样重大的决定吗?大家都知道,党的宣言,不是一件开玩笑的事情,万一搞不好, 会直接影响选情,党的声誉。行动党是不可能这么轻易的把这么重大的事情,让新人去做。

工人党不但让新人起草宣言,还要让他们直接面对选民,去宣传他们的理念,他们的理想,年轻人的思维。工人党要他们去说服选民,如果攻下集选区,就去执行他们的理想。

这才是接班人的正确做法。年轻人为自己的理想打拼,新加坡才有希望。行动党的那套做法,为新人安排后路,让他们顺利中选,这种做法,只有把行动党引入一个死胡同,难怪,新加坡人一直批评行动党的候选人是纸上将军。他们不需要为理想而奋斗,只会坐享其成。

工人党大胆启用新人,行动党却故步自封。工人党新人需要打天下,宣传自己的理想。而行动党新人,跟在僵硬的接班人制度下,无法施展自己的才华,他们甚至连和选民直接见面,说明自己理念的勇气都没有。

作为选民,你会选谁?

Saturday, 29 August 2015

PAP is crying for “With You, For You, For Singapore”, do you understand why?

2015 PAP Strategy 战略 19 -- strategy of crying


In 1965, Lee Kuan Yew cried when Singapore gained independence. But his deputy, Dr. Toh Chin Chye said he did not know why.


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http://www.theonlinecitizen.com/2015/03/toh-chin-chye-he-was-crying-i-dont-understand-him-at-all/


The People’s Action Party practiced crying 50 years ago. It just continues to do so even many Singaporeans, especially young voters who are born after 1965, do not know the real reason of  the 1965 crying.


Crying seems to be a habit whenever the PAP faces a crisis. No wonder we see so many PAP members of parliament and ministers are crying these days.


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From Lim Boon Heng (again), Ong Teng Koon, Lee Bee Wah, Lim Swee Say to even Lee Hsien Loong, more and more are crying. Even DPM Tharman got emotional yesterday when he announced the PAP Aljunied GRC team.


Do you know what are they crying for? Perhaps, like Dr Toh Chin Chye, there is no answer and no reason for crying.


One possible answer can be like 1965, the PAP is facing an uncertainty. There was a crisis and they were worried. They need voters’ support and the support of Singaporeans.


“With you, for you and for Singapore”?


1965’s Singapore and 2015’s Singapore is very different. Singapore core was nearly 100% then. Today, the PAP is saying they are trying to maintain two-thirds Singapore core. The PAP is not sure whether they can maintain this level of Singapore core.


Do you understand the ‘You’? Does ‘You’ refers to Singapore core? Or a future Singapore without the Singapore core?


I don’t know the meaning of ‘With you, for you, for Singapore’ .  


Singapore First seems to have a better solution. ‘Restore Our Nation’ is their 2015 election slogan. It means restoring the Singapore core. Without the Singapore core, Singapore will lose our fighting spirit. Credit should go to Lee Kuan Yew as he managed to turn against the odds.

But 2015 is not 1965. The PAP is talking about their fourth generation. However, they are very different from the first generation PAP. 'You' has different meaning in 1965 and 2015.

Today, the ‘You’ to the PAP is a tourist and Singapore is just a hotel. ‘With you’ can mean providing opportunity to you, it may not be the Singapore core. ‘For you’ means Singapore enriches you, again may not be the Singapore core. ‘For Singapore’ is the PAP’s standard answer: foreigners create jobs for local, for Singapore.


The PAP sees the crisis ahead and so they cry, one after another. They have a different meaning of ‘You’. The worst part is the PAP does not want to empower you.  They want to be with you and perhaps work hard for you.  But certainly, they will not give your the power to decide your future. They want to practice the same 1965 crying strategy: with you, for you, but no rights, no power, no freedom.


Do you trust a PAP slogan crying for a return of 1965? If you vote the PAP, it is again the return of the dark days of economic growth without a caring heart, without democracy. Just look at the media, it has failed its duty again for another negative reporting. You cannot expect the mainstream media to protect your civic rights under the PAP.

Empower your future and restore our nation fighting spirit are the keys to Singapore future in this coming election. If citizens have no rights, no powers for freedom and no demand for transparency and checks and balances, then it is a back to the past, not creating the future.


The PAP says voters are voting for SG100 and their 4th generation PAP leaders. But they never give the promise to ‘empower your future’. They only want your mandate to empower themselves to restrict your movements, actions, thinking and civic rights.   

It is the same old crying strategy, past, present and future if voters continue to support the PAP.

Friday, 28 August 2015

快来看看行动党的鸡肋候选人?

2015 PAP Strategy 战略 18 -- 鸡肋战略


和2011年大选相比,行动党这次在工人党选区的战略,可以用鸡肋战略来形容。《三国演义》形容曹操的困境,应该还是不应该退兵北归,就用了鸡肋这个军中的暗语。很多人不明白暗语的意思;只有杨修知道,他把这个暗语的意思说破了。


食之无味,弃之可惜。


不过,杨修这个才子,下场很可怜,被曹操杀了。或许,行动党内部,已经有人知道了这个秘密暗语,有些议员是‘食之无味,弃之可惜’,而把他们拿到工人党的战区却是最好的废物利用,再循环。


出战工人党战区的鸡肋有几个?


杨木光当然是第一个,在宏茂桥集选区原本就要退出政治,现在,放在阿裕尼集选区,还美言,勇敢为行动党牺牲。


张有福是第二个。上一回险胜工人党的余振忠388票。这次假借收复失地为名,更加上要为榜鹅东选民请命,向国家发展部讨回津贴金,又是一个英雄人物。如果杨木光是勇敢,那他就是救命英雄,因为,他要拿津贴给选民。


在马林百列集选区,走了一个张有福,当然要有一个代替者。行动党特意把唐振辉从被灭掉的集选区调过来。这似乎意味着他的鸡肋命运。从一个相对安全的选区,奔向一个危险区,又是一个不熟悉的选区,这样的候选人,不是鸡肋是什么?


既然马林百列集选区有鸡肋行动党候选人,当然会有大头鸡肋。他们一个是前总理吴作栋和另一个是部长陈川仁。吴作栋这块鸡肋,是总理要求他留任。总理以为可以凭着吴作栋过去的名气,在马林百列几十年,应该可以协助陈川仁,守住这个集选区。陈川仁作为第四代行动党传人,很可能要像马谡一样失守马林百列集选区。


行动党虽然不舍得陈川仁,但是,谁叫他的运气不好,选区就在阿裕尼集选区的影响范围,来挑战的是被吴作栋认为比团结党强,而又骄傲的工人党。从吴作栋的各种反应,与其说是高调批评工人党,不如说是心虚。他心里有数,他真的如他本身说的政绩辉煌吗?这回是选民给予他正面回答的时候了。


行动党的另一个鸡肋团队就是东海岸集选区的四人团队。林瑞生原本从职工总会退下来,早就应该退休。但是,一个集选区没有部长领军,实在说不过去。一个阿裕尼集选区没有部长领军,已经很难看,再来一个,行动党真的很没有面子。既然是一个要退休的部长,让他作为鸡肋在东海岸集选区领军,不是正好吗?如果运气好,可以继续担任部长,不中选也不要紧。同时,他也不是第四代接班人,这种鸡肋当然可以被牺牲掉。


行动党还有一个鸡肋候选人。她就是刚刚完生孩子的陈佩玲。行动党故意把麦波申单选区划出来,就是想把陈佩玲这个在2011大选的负面人物划出去, 不让她影响大本营马林百列集选区。因此,她是否中选,对于行动党来说,也是无所谓。赢当然最好,输也不要紧。


最后一个鸡肋就是波东巴西司徒宇斌。这位司徒先生,2011年行动党根本没有想到他会中选。因此,这次继续让他扮演鸡肋的角色,故意不把这个单选区划掉。


行动党的鸡肋战略说的难听一点就是怕死,怕输的典型例子。行动党要的人,就远远的躲在安全的集选区。而鸡肋候选人,可有可无,运气好,就继续做下去,运气不好,那也就无关痛痒,不影响行动党政府。


行动党把鸡肋投放在这几个集选区和单选区,目的也明显。因为这些候选人是‘食之无味弃之可惜’。现在,行动党有难,正好派上用场。作为这些选区的选民,看清楚行动党的真面目后,既然行动党不尊重选民,选民就不需要客气,尽量把选票投给工人党和人民党。


行动党当然还有很多鸡肋在不同的选区。但是,这些鸡肋对李显龙来说,虽然才气不高,但是还有用处。


杨修因为才气,而被曹操杀了。他的死也导致曹操最喜爱最聪明的孩子曹植,没有登上魏国的王位。而魏国一下子就没了被司马家族所取代。行动党当然有比李显龙聪明的人才,行动党当然也很可能像魏国一样,在没有最聪明的人领导下走向死亡。

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Think twice before voting for a superstitious PAP

2015 PAP Strategy 战略 17 -- strategy of superstition



If you read the Chinese media, you will notice how superstitious the PAP can be. We are talking about empower our future. Do you trust the PAP for your future? - A party that can only promise its delivery based on superstition and luck.  GE2015 is the time we seek an alternative to empower ourselves rather than enriching the PAP.

A strong mandate to the PAP will paint a wrong future for Singapore. And most importantly, it is against the 'feng shui' turning.


Let’s look at the PAP’s superstition in three areas:


  1. The making of the PAP superstition
  2. The turning ‘feng shui’
  3. Normality and certainty


The making of the PAP superstition


Many comments about the fear factor of 9/11 for
selecting September, 11 as polling day. However, in Chinese lunar calendar, we should look at the ‘opening day’ and ‘closing day’ of an event. In short,
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The nomination day is a foundation day (定江山). #1
It is good to launch a campaign and the fate is already fitted on this day.
The rumor of possible walkover is always a possibility.





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In the last few days of Chinese 7th month, there are only one good day(吉日).  It is September, 11.
Now, you know why the PAP picks this
date instead of September 12.





You may think this is a just a coincidence but Chinese do believe this and in fact, in Chinese traditions, it is important to start a business or even launch a war in a lucky day.


It is a ‘feng shui’.


Since the Chinese mainstream media is covering it, they are reporting it from the viewpoint of the PAP. It means September 1 and 11 are good and lucky days for the PAP.   


The turning ‘feng shui’


However, it can also be a good and lucky days for the oppositions, especially one believes the ‘feng shui’ is turning against the PAP. In Chinese, it is called ‘风水轮流转‘. ‘Feng Shui’ is not a constant and it will change, just like the yin and yang.  




Fate can be changed and unlucky fate can be avoided by doing good things. 'Feng shui' masters always advise believers to do good things, charitable works etc.



The PAP strongly believes they can change their luck by doing things like SG50, pioneer packages, baby bonus, housing grants, MediShield Life, etc. So, they should receive the mandate of the haven. And Goh Chok Tong wants a strong mandate. Then, the haven will ask him what Goh and the PAP have done so far. Are there beneficial to the people?
Is that so simple? The PAP is also doing bad things in the past and present too, for example, ISA, bankruptcy, family planning, population, high cost of living, rich-poor gap, low-income sufferings, etc.

To cover the bad doings and prevent the bad luck, ‘feng shui’ has to come to rescue and change the bad luck against them. Choosing a good date for nomination and polling days is a 'must' for good 'feng shui'.

Normality and certainty


The changing ‘feng shui’ is the normal thing and it is also the certain thing. In GE2011, many consider it is a breakthrough and Singapore politics is moving towards a new normal.


For 50 years, the PAP managed to keep its authoritarian power unchallenged.  It is in fact not a normal thing and hence creates uncertainty. 50 years without change is against the normal flow of 'feng shui'.

A strong alternative force in parliament is a normal development with certainty. The PAP is trying all means to prevent and avoid the the ‘feng shui’ turning. There is a price to pay for doing things against the ‘feng shui’ flowing. For example, locals will have to suffer, low income workers continue to have no wage increase, infrastructure cannot cope with the population increase, PMET jobs etc.   


The PAP also knows about this. As a short-term solution, they are using new notes, new LKY memory services, National Day Celebration and Rally to boost their image and luck. They even move one of the nomination centres to Raffles Institution. They hope these can prevent the turning of ‘feng shui’.


The PAP had done well and good in the past.  At the same time, it had also committed some mistakes. LKY managed to prevent the turning of ‘feng shui’ by his iron hands. However, iron hands are not allowed in today’s Singapore.


Lee Hsien Loong is the third generation of the PAP. In Chinese, luck cannot last longer than three generations. (富不过三代).  It is a wonder if he can get a strong mandate by preventing the ‘feng shui’ changing.


A strong mandate is gained through caring, kind and compassion. The PAP’s Amazon way of treating Singaporeans is against the yin-yang balance and the ‘feng shui’.  


What do you think?
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Wednesday, 26 August 2015

选择性抹黑和骄傲的工人党。

2015 PAP Strategy 战略 16 -- 抹黑



行动党公开的通过选举局,提醒政党不要进行负面的选战。但是,行动党从来没有提醒自己,不要抹黑反对党,尤其是选择性的抹黑反对党。

最新的一则抹黑,就是要为行动党收复失地榜鹅东单选区的张有福发出的。他说工人党市镇会面对亏损。我们想一想,工人党市镇会不是企业,也没有像行动党的市镇会那样投资危险的债券,亏损从何说起?亏损的源头就是政府不发津贴给工人党市镇会。


市镇会亏损 为居民不值

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原来他说的是财政出现赤字。他还为榜鹅东的选民不值。绕了一个大圈,原来他说的是政府的津贴。政府的津贴一来,赤字就会变黑。这不是欺骗选民的手法吗?他明明知道,所谓的赤字,亏损是和政府津贴挂钩的。


国家发展部如果把7百多万元的津贴拨给工人党市镇会,赤字就会变成黑字,就是这么简单。张有福为了抹黑,为了迷惑选民,就转了一个圈,说他将为民请命,把津贴争取回来。我已经在上一篇博文做了相同的解释了,现在附上有关的说明:WP town.jpg
张有福说的为民请命,说穿了,就是认为行动党会继续做政府,只要人民选择行动党,钱和津贴就自然而然的来了。这种做法,就像把赈灾的钱收起来,把津贴收起来,威胁选民投行动党一票。任何做法,都有它的反面,行动党很幼稚的认为,选民会被迷惑,会被吓倒。它根本没有想到,选民会更加不满行动党的所作所为。


但是,行动党并不是对每个反对党都进行抹黑工作的。行动党所谓抹黑策略,只是针对具有威胁性的反对党。


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吴作栋虽然不像张有福那样,公开的进行抹黑。作为一个前总理,他有一定的高度。他不方便抹黑,只能说工人党骄傲。对于他来说,工人党的傲气可以和他的40年政绩,对马林百列选区的贡献相比吗?他认为工人党到马林百列,其实是不自量力,选民会这么轻易相信工人党的‘掌握民权,把握未来’吗?他的意思是工人党虽然比团结党来得强,他们可以来试一试,但是要取得突破,免谈。


吴作栋其实是一个很大的负资产他自我感觉良好,还拿出政绩来跟人比。新加坡走到今天这个地步,2011年大选的问题无法解决,拖到2015年,人口,组屋,就业,低薪工友,等等问题,还是无法解决。这些难道跟他没有关系吗?


下面这一篇博文,我有比较多的解释:

Chok Tong is a liability, not an asset. Plus the Aljunied Effect in Marine Parade.

http://pijitailai.blogspot.sg/2015/08/chok-tong-is-liability-not-asset-plus.html


他还形容反对党很像游牧民族,随意的到不同的选区竞选。他忘记了选区划分,忘记了行动党可以随便的增加,减少集选区和集选区的人数。他像不像占了便宜还说风凉话的小人。


或许很少人还记得,1988的大选,行动党政府和主流媒体的目的就是要让吴作栋(负责策划领导)赢得漂漂亮亮,以便为他接任总理一职打下好基础。为了让他大赢,还故意设计了集选区制度,继续一党独大下去。吴作栋也配合演出,过后就制造了一场所谓接班人的秀。

当我们回想新加坡的民主制度,选民掌握民权的机会,把握未来的决定,是不是都和吴作栋有关。因为他,我们的民主和民权开了倒车。在吴作栋出任总理后,他到底有没有真正的考虑到新加坡的未来(瑞士的生活),还是只是考虑他自己和行动党的未来。

想到吴作栋过去的‘丰功伟绩’,马林百列选民可要认真的想一想,评估一下吴作栋的功劳与过错。他真的如同他所说的政绩辉煌吗?

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Free Lunch Vs. Paid Dinner - a battle of hearts

2015 PAP Strategy 战略 15 -- strategy of free lunch



The PAP is throwing away free lunches like nobody money in election time.  They not only provide free lunches. In addition, they also give more financial incentives, for example, HDB grants of $20,000, or even up to $80,000 if residents are qualified. For young children, they also increase the baby bonuses.
This is one of the free lunch events where you see potential PAP candidates serving lunch to residents.  
yahoo.sg


The PAP wants to talk about minds and hearts in this election. They strongly think free lunches and goodies can catch the minds and hearts of voters. They have been doing it non-stop in the past 50 years. However, with the maturity of voters, the strategy of free lunch faces a dilemma that generates diminishing return. The more the PAP invests in free lunch activities, the less return they receive. As a result, minds and hearts are no more with the PAP.


In the opposite side, the PAP is wondering why people are willing to pay money to attend Workers’ Party SG50 celebration dinner.  The Straits Times reported one hawker was paying $45 to attend the dinner. Use your ‘minds and hearts’ to think about this. A not so well to do hawker is willing to spend money for a dinner with WP and not a free lunch with the PAP.  What does this imply?


This is the paid dinner organised by WP last Sunday.
yahoo.sg


Free lunch vs. paid dinner. And people choose to pay for the dinner and receive a proper dignity and respect. This is very unusual for a ‘money no enough’ Singapore. But people are awakening and demand more respect.


This especially true for pragmatic Singaporeans.  The PAP always stresses that there is no free lunch. Everyone has to work, work until drop down on the floor. The government talk about economic growth, productivity and efficiency. It runs Singapore like a corporation. It is so similar like Amazon as reported in the New York Times:  


[ workers “were pushed harder and harder to work faster and faster until they were terminated, they quit or they got injured.”]


http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/22/opinion/joe-nocera-jeff-bezos-and-the-amazon-way.html


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Look at the right hand side of the above picture, the explosive growth of Amazon is what the PAP aims for. Now, we can better understand why low-income workers have no wage increase and the PMETs could not find a good job.


Do you still remember Lim Swee Say’s famous phrase of  

Be “faster, better, cheaper”


The PAP is treating Singaporeans like Amazon treats their workers. The government is only interested to make money, to be faster, better and cheaper.


This explains why the minds and hearts are not at their side. And the PAP still wonders why a paid dinner has a higher value than a free lunch.  

To put in a simple analogy, it is the difference between action and talk.