Sunday, 29 May 2016

The Age of ‘Chinese Helicopters’ and their Soft Powers


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Oxford English Dictionary does a good job of remembering the past history of ‘Chinese helicopter’ in Singapore. Chinese Singaporeans, who only know Chinese but speak little English or ‘broken English’ are treated differently from their English speaking elites and the government. Thanks to OED, ‘Chinese helicopter’ has officially entered the mainstream English speaking world.

Why is it significant? 

It records a past history of discrimination, prejudice and insult. Some Chinese educated Singaporeans have voiced out recently and even protest for such a listing. However, it serves as a reminder of our ugly past and a proof of how the PAP government intentionally insults their own citizens.

Just imagine, by the same analogy, an Italian speaking Swiss is an ‘Italian helicopter’, a second-class citizen in Switzerland. Similarly, a French speaking Canadian is a second-class ‘French helicopter’ in Canada. Italian and French are both official languages of Switzerland and Canada respectively.  What do you think?

Not to forget Chinese, Tamil and Malay are official languages of Singapore too. Malay is even the national language.

When we object the listing of ‘Chinese helicopter’, we are, in fact, giving the PAP a chance to deny or ignore this insult or discrimination. ‘Chinese helicopter’ is not a happy history but it shows how the PAP government intentionally, systematically, consistently targets certain groups of citizens for humiliation purpose.

With the passing of ‘Chinese helicopter’, the PAP government has since shifted their focus to other Singaporeans. We now have another type of helicopters - failed PMETs, middle-class problem, 10-year wage freeze, cardboard collectors, dishonest and failed opposition leaders ….

Even the elected members of parliament can not escape this discrimination and humiliation. Elected by the voters, oppositions MPs can not have the same community funding, use of public facilities, etc. They even have to seek non-elected PAP grassroots advisers to approve activities in the own constituencies. They also cannot sit together in the parliament. They are treated like second-class MPs.

We have to open our eyes and see the ‘Chinese helicopter’ issue in a broader way. If you only narrow it to Chinese educated Singaporeans and think this has nothing to do with you, then you miss the reality of the PAP dirty politics. Singaporeans, who disagree with the PAP government, have to count their luck if they do not face ‘Chinese helicopter’ treatment.     

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The real ‘Chinese helicopters’ are coming and we welcome them with open arms. Chinese tourists are all over the world. You may dislike them but cannot deny their purchasing power.  

We have to think ahead, beyond money, the soft power of ‘Chinese helicopter’ in the next 20, 30 years.   

Even in politics, you have to promote yourselves in ‘Chinese helicopter’ way. The PAP announced the Pioneer packages before GE2015 so that they could make ‘Chinese helicopter’ happy.  In the recent New York primary, one could find the taste of ‘Chinese helicopter’ as shown in the polling centers below.   

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In the coming California Democratic primary, both Clinton and Sanders have also aggressive put up their ‘Chinese helicopter’ advertisements. They even go further with Cantonese promotional campaign.

SOFT POWER - WHAT KIND OF ‘CHINESE HELICOPTER’ IN FUTURE

In the next 20, 30 years, the behavior of Chinese tourists will be very different, especially the younger generation. In the following Taiwanese economics current affairs program, please fast forward to the last 10 minutes of the TV show to learn the latest education changes in China and Taiwan. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4h80bsYma4

Comparing to the grading changes in our PSLE examination, the Chinese ‘small change (微调)’ in primary education will really set you thinking - what kind of soft power they want their next generation to have!

The change in PSLE is like ‘sitting inside a well (坐井观天).’ - still a exam problem.  And the so-called ‘small change’ in China shows the ‘helicopter view’ of their soft power. A primary school graduate will have a vocabulary of nearly 5000 characters that will be sufficient for an adult use. They will also learn more Chinese classics and traditional values.  We can expect more civilized Chinese, better behavior and responsible citizens in future.   

In the age of ‘Chinese helicopters’ and Chinese soft power,  where can Singapore find our own ‘Chinese helicopter’ when we need them most? Import?


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Tuesday, 24 May 2016

A Reminder from Taiwan and the Relevancy of her Challenges to Singapore

A Reminder from Taiwan and the Relevancy of her Challenges to Singapore


ROC 14th-term President Tsai Ing-wen      www.taipei.org

(Under the Constitution of Republic of China, Taiwan new President Tsai Ing-wen gave her inaugural address last Friday.

She outlined many present and future problems and challenges in Taiwan, especially the youths.

As a Singaporean, these problems and challenges look familiar, perhaps, only different in degree and magnitude. The new Taiwanese government openly details their problems but is short of solutions.  Perhaps, they need time to seriously think about the challenges. Tsai’s address was criticised for her ‘emptiness’ (空洞) - problems without solutions.

On the China-Taiwan relationship, President Tsai only respects the historical fact (of 1992 mutual agreement). Beijing is not satisfied and considers this is an ‘incomplete answer’ (未完成的答卷). If we consider Chinese B standard in Singapore, ‘incomplete answer’ can still get a ‘technical’ pass.  But certainly, for the case of cross-strait relationship, it is too complicated.  To solve it, even with a technical pass, it will require the wisdom of collective learning and experience of the Chinese people.  Few Singaporeans can play the middleman role like Lee Kuan Yew.

Interestingly, President Tsai wants to promote a new kind of ‘democracy’ in Taiwan. Singapore has always wanted to differentiate our brand of ‘democracy’ from others. We stress a lot on pragmatism and efficiency. It is a surprise President Tsai even uses the terms ‘efficient democracy’ and ‘pragmatic democracy’ in her address. Is the Taiwanese democracy shifting gear?)

Here are the selected speech of President Tsai:   

[Problems]
The path forward is not a smooth one. Taiwan needs a new government that readily takes on each and every challenge. And it is my job to lead such a government.

Our pension system will go bankrupt without reform.

Our rigid educational system is increasingly out of touch with society. Our energy and resources are limited, and our economy lacks momentum, with the old model of OEM manufacturing facing a bottleneck. This country urgently needs a new model for economic development.

Our population is rapidly aging, while the long-term care system remains inadequate.

Our birthrate remains low, while a sound childcare system seems a distant prospect.

Our environment still suffers from severe pollution.

Our country's fiscal situation is far from optimistic.

Our judicial system has lost the trust of the people.

Our families are deeply disturbed by food safety scandals.

Our wealth disparities are still widening.

Our social safety net is full of holes.

Most importantly, and I must stress: our young people still suffer from low wages. Their lives are stuck, and they feel helpless and confused about the future.

[5 Key Challenges]

●1. Transforming Economic Structures
●2. Strengthening the Social Safety Net
●3. Social Fairness and Justice
●4. Regional Peace and Stability and Cross-Strait Relations
●5. Diplomatic and Global Issues

[On democracy]

To build a "united democracy" that is not hijacked by ideology; to build an "efficient democracy" that responds to the problems of society and economy; to build a "pragmatic democracy" that takes care of the people - this is the significance of the new era.

You can find the full address here:

Thursday, 19 May 2016

无心害人,间接自杀?

无心害人,间接自杀?

开庭研讯,如何为林俊辉盖棺定论?死人不能说话,真的能找出真相吗?或许,开庭只能为林俊辉家人,为女孩和她的家人带来更多的悲哀,伤心和痛苦。

一条年轻生命的结束,牵动了家人的心,社会的同情;但是,我们真的能够从错误中学习吗?

研讯结果真的能够让我们反省,改进政府,学校,警方在面对青少年问题时的处理方式吗?

两天的研讯(研讯还未结束),我们看到学校和警方的工作标准程序SOP。这是法制社会的象征,冷血的一面。所以,政府部长在事发后,认为这是秉公处理,警方学校依据这个标准程序来做,即使出了问题也是制度的错,政府人员没有错,他们照规矩办事,至于人性的一面,感性的一面,则是他们的范围之外。

他们是无心害人,如果真的出了意外,那也是无心之过,间接导致自杀而已?甚至连间接自杀也说不上?

诉讼费无顶限?

对于林俊辉家人,即使想要反诉政府,进一步追求真相,恐怕在财力上,已经很难做到。国会已经三读通过法典(杂项修正)法案,在有关政府诉讼案中,法庭有裁定败诉方应支付胜诉方律师多少讼费的权力。法令之前列明败诉方最多只需支付两名胜诉律师讼费。这意味着诉讼费的顶限由法庭来决定,不受旧法令的限制。#1

警方的假定?

报道说:

【林俊辉告诉警方,他在今年1月25日走路回家,当天他选择了之前没走过的路,在经过一个巴士站见到一名穿着校服的女生。起初,他并没有特别留意女生,但女生回头看了看他,当时他担心女生以为他在跟踪她,于是放慢脚步。因为女生也走得很慢,所以他渐渐觉得对方长得可爱,想要触摸她。他跟着对方进了电梯里,然后心里盘算着要怎么接触她,他于是故意弄掉手机,趁捡起来时碰了女生的左腿。他事后感到害怕,还向女生说对不起。 】 - 早报

林俊辉父亲在观看了电梯相关录像后,提出不同的看法。林俊辉母亲也对林俊辉被捕后,学校的辅导和面对的压力,提出不同意见。#2

上面的这个描述让人想起《红楼梦》薛宝钗的酥臂:

【此刻忽见宝玉笑问道:“宝姐姐,我瞧瞧你的红麝串子?”可巧宝钗左腕上笼着一串,见宝玉问他,少不得褪了下来。宝钗生的肌肤丰泽,容易褪不下来。宝玉在旁看着雪白一段酥臂,不觉动了羡慕之心,暗暗想道:“这个膀子要长在林妹妹身上,或者还得摸一摸,偏生长在他身上。”正是恨没福得摸,忽然想起“金玉”一事 来,再看看宝钗形容,只见脸若银盆,眼似水杏,唇不点而红,眉不画而翠,比林黛玉另具一种妩媚风流,不觉就呆了,宝钗褪了串子来递与他也忘了接。】 --- 红楼梦第28回

贾宝玉虽然‘在旁看着雪白一段酥臂,不觉动了羡慕之心’。但是,几乎所有红楼梦评论者都没有把贾宝玉当成是一个好色之徒,色狼,下流,而认为他是一个情痴,女性的保护者。

相反的,在法制下,我们是对事不对人,贾宝玉在新加坡的法律下,很可能被认为是一个下流的登徒子。因为,‘羡慕之心’的下一步就是‘虎狼之心’。我们以成人的思维对待青少年的‘维特之烦恼’。

新加坡是一个讲效率,生产力的国家。我们也崇拜法律,法制。两者结合在一起,可以大力发展经济。因此,我们的人权在务实的考量下,不是站在最前线,而是要让位给发展。这是我们务实的代价,这也意味着有些人要被牺牲。不论在医药,就业,教育,家庭各方面,我们只能祈祷自己不是那个不幸者。

奇怪的是,新加坡绝大多数的人,也没有异议; 并且认定这是一种宿命,一种无形的命运安排。

#1

【有关政府诉讼案中是否应给予法庭权力,裁定败诉方应支付胜诉方律师多少讼费的一项修正法案,昨天在国会引发朝野交锋。由于法令之前列明败诉方最多只需支付两名胜诉律师讼费,工人党质疑有关修改可能对败诉方造成额外负担,并导致想提告政府的人却步。但财政部兼律政部高级政务部长英兰妮回应说,政府完全没有这个用意。

国会昨天三读通过法典(杂项修正)法案,工人党主席林瑞莲在参与法案辩论时,多次针对法案中政府诉讼法令第29条有关讼费的修改,表达“严重的顾虑”。
工人党秘书长刘程强一度也站起来发言,表示有关修改将让人们误以为在面对政府诉讼时,“除了放弃就别无他法,即使是认为自己被错误起诉也一样”。
林瑞莲说:“任何想要提告政府或遭政府提告的人都会知道,一旦他们打输官司,很可能得赔偿政府律师的讼费。除此之外,他还得付钱给自己的律师,以应对拥有无限资源,包括可随时征询法律服务与公共服务单位的政府律师团所展开的激烈攻击。”
她呼吁政府采取更宽容的态度,不要修订法令条款。】 (早报)

#2

http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/benjamin-lim-showed-no-signs-emotional-distress-or-instability-prior-death-coroners

Monday, 16 May 2016

BBBE and the Sustainability of SDP

BBBE and the Sustainability of SDP


Bukit Batok by-election is a short-term loss of SDP and of course, a short-term gain of the PAP. However, we need to look at the longer term implication for SDP and other smaller opposition parties.

Some even suggest SDP chief and candidate, Chee Soon Juan, should go and let other members lead SDP into a new height as he failed to secure 40% of the votes. This, perhaps, is only considering the short-term cost/benefit analysis of BBBE.

[Public awareness and towards the Goldilocks conditions]

BBBE is a local election and the PAP wanted to conduct it this way. The mainstream media also helped to make it that way. However, there is no local newspaper or TV station.  All BBBE news have to be reported in a national level.  If you are consumer of MSM, whether you are in North or South of Singapore, you read the same news. You read good things about the PAP and bad things about the SDP.

Finally, you know or mislead to believe there is one good brand and one bad brand. Anyhow, you know there are two brands. This creates a brand awareness for the SDP, even though it is a bad one. So, how low can the bad brand go? It is already at the bottom. If SDP wants to stay in the game, they will bounce back with a committed team.    

As long as you are committed to play this political game, the Goldilocks conditions for oppositions can happen in Singapore.  


The PAP has created many Goldilocks conditions  (million dollars salary, parliament absentees, part-time MPs etc) for themselves in the past and present. Can they repeat the same in future? The self-created Goldilocks conditions have made the PAP less competitiveness day by day likes the past Chinese dynasties.

Internal (e.g. CPF, GIC, Temasek, GLCs) and external (Panama Papers, 1MDB, press freedom etc.) environments also cannot forever support the PAP’s ideal Goldilocks conditions.

[Committed SDP team after BBBE]

Has SDP established a stronger, more committed team after BBBE? BBBE has helped SDP to attract more volunteers and supporters. SDP has used this opportunity to enhance the working relationship between party leaders and supporters.This is a small step as compared to the big machinery of the PAP.

However, if this commitment can last longer, it will distance SDP and other smaller opposition parties. It will create a third force in the West side of Singapore. One thing is quite certain. SDP will field more candidates than that of GE2015 in the next general election.   

[Digital marketing vs. traditional marketing]  

The PAP government is encouraging senior citizens to take up skills in information technology, like, how to use smartphones and social media. BBBE shows the strength of SDP in this areas, like this one, Ji Pa Ban.


In the longer term, digital marketing will be more important than the traditional marketing. In advanced countries or in Arab Spring, this is already happening. Look at the Democratic primary of Clinton vs. Sanders, the game changer has already taken place even Sanders is not nominated.

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https://berniesanders.com/?nosplash=true%2F    

More people are helping SDP during BBBE despite MSM and PAP bad naming Chee. More people also visit and read about SDP online.

The question is how committed is the SDP team in the future.   



Monday, 9 May 2016

Pragmatic Voters or Misleading Voters?

Pragmatic Voters or Misleading Voters?
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Bukit Batok voters were on their pragmatic side when they voted for the PAP candidate last Saturday.

Could it also be the misleading information resulting to the pragmatic decision?  Worst. If the pragmatic decision is based on a misleading information.

The pragmatic side needs a qualification. Singaporeans are known to be pragmatic lots as we are 'kiasi and kiasu'. It means Bukit Batok will be better off under Murali as he is a government MP while Chee Soon Juan, being an opposition, has nothing to offer.

What’s worrying is the misleading information that the PAP and the Press, especially the Chinese media, trying to influence voters as in the past general elections or by-elections.

Older voters who have no alternative news will base their pragmatic decisions on misleading reporting and distorted news. And Bukit Batok has quite a high percentage of older voters.

So, it can be a misleading ‘pragmatic side’ thanks to our 154th free press ranking in the world. For this by-election, it even go further to character assassination.

[38.8% vs. >40%]

A below 40% votes for Chee is a disappointment. Some even argue with this performance, Chee or even SDP will never get into the parliament.

Without the character assassination, will Chee get another 1.3% votes to pass through the psychologically support base? It is very likely, especially for the older voters’ pragmatic side.

But to get >40% and to get 50.1% is totally different story.

It will be very hard for oppositions in Singapore to get 50.1% due to grassroots playing ground. All PAP candidates will receive strong support from PA, RC, CCC, grassroots bodies, non-profit organisations etc.

The press generates the misleading news or half-truth reports. And the grassroots reinforces them with a personal touch. Finally, the voters make their pragmatic decisions.

SDP is unable to break this link. Chinese media is the weak side of SDP. SDP also cannot give a personal touch to the neighbourhood residents. A better educated SDP volunteer may lose out to a sessional grassroots leader in explaining the misleading reports. 

And the PAP has obviously seen this weak link long long time ago. 

Thursday, 5 May 2016

感恩一次就够了,一党独大绝对无法持续强大新加坡。

感恩一次就够了,一党独大绝对无法持续强大新加坡。




2015大选,为了感恩,新加坡选民给人民行动党强有力的支持。感恩一次就足够了,感恩不能当饭吃,更加不能确保国家长治久安,永续发展。

大家都知道经济前景不好,每一次经济不好,行动党最先拿人民来开刀。1986年,李显龙领导的经济委员会,就大幅度削减工资和公积金缴交率。之后,每次出现经济危机,就削减工资、公积金来提高竞争力。

尤其当行动党无法解决生产力的问题时,就只能依靠削减工资来提高竞争力了。

在全民团结,共同面对经济危机的号召下,行动党专门选择最容易的政策-工资,来提高竞争力。行动党要求人民作出牺牲,它认为只有这样做才能保住饭碗。真的如此吗?

为什么每一次都是人民第一个做出牺牲,而在经济复苏后,却是最后一个得到好处。不幸遇到经济转型,或者再度陷入不景气,工资不但无法提高,还要再度下降。

选民认清了这套猴戏,明白了行动党的把戏,就知道为什么经济高速增长,而贫富距离却越来越大。当然,也要看清谁是‘低薪工友10年没有加薪’的黑手了。

可以预见,李显龙政府处理经济问题的方案将会继续是换汤不换药。而牺牲人民利益,将会是他的 惯例。

美国民主党初选,为什么克林顿夫人一直面对桑德斯的严峻挑战?因为,民主党支持者和中立选民认为桑德斯才能保障他们的利益,公平分配利益。而克林顿夫人却是当权者的延续,解决问题没有新的创意,不但如此,她还保护财团,保护大企业。

不论美国,新加坡,还是其他国家,当权者看来都是用老方法来治理国家。因此,在美国这样的民主国家,反抗的声音就特别的大。现在,即使克林顿夫人最后成为民主党总统候选人,她也必须接纳桑德斯的意见,融合民主党内的反对派和中间选民,才能胜出。

武吉巴督选民,阿穆中选,代表了行动党无须改变,老方法照旧用,人民最先被牺牲。如果,徐顺全当选,他就像桑德斯那样,要求行动党政府考虑人民的利益,而不是财团,大企业,政联公司的利益。

徐顺全能够在国会处处提醒政府,把人民的利益放在第一位,而不是1986年以来的李显龙的老药方。

李显龙在宣布武吉巴督补选时,要求选民选出最能代表他们利益的候选人。事实摆在面前,阿穆只能是一个花瓶,而徐顺全却是大声公,在国会提醒行动党做出利民的改变。

补选开打以来,行动党除了人身攻击外,没有提到如何经世济民的建议,也不想辩论国家面对的问题。比较理性的副总理尚达曼,并没有提出治国的政策来反驳徐顺全。

行动党只想通过媒体,避重就轻的让这次的补选,不知不觉的过去。然后,李显龙处理经济危机的老方法又再度出现。其结果当然是要人民买单,继续牺牲下去。

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香港特区政府最近推出一套反贪污的连续剧《廉政行動2016》。它的第一集以真实档案反映香港选举的贪污行为。

在香港很多非法的选举活动,拉票行为,文字宣传,到了新加坡却被合法化。武吉巴督选民,在冷静日,不妨花一点时间(从连续剧11.30分钟开始)了解香港和新加坡的不同民主历程。

看清楚,香港政府(虽然是一个中国特区)如何提醒民主选举,防止选举舞弊。相对比,新加坡政府是如何压制民主选举。

难道作为一个独立的民主国家,新加坡真的只有一党独大的选择吗?而我们明哲保身,沉默是金的继续让人民行动党为所欲为,而让为新加坡民主奋斗的人,如徐顺全,继续面对不公平的选举制度吗?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Slo5FPjW9Tk

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

邻里民主斗士徐顺全VS.变色的政二代穆仁理

邻里民主斗士徐顺全VS.变色的政二代穆仁理



人民行动党可以诋毁徐顺全,以‘虚伪,狐狸,没有工作,没有介绍信’等字眼来形容他,但是,行动党怎么样也无法否定他不是一个战士,不是一个斗士。而且,徐顺全还是一个在建屋局组屋区生活,和大多数新加坡人住在一起的邻里斗士。

相反的,徐顺全在武吉巴督的对手,却是一个道道地地的变色政二代-阿穆,穆仁理。阿穆的父亲是站在行动党的对立面的反对党人。阿穆在群从大会上向已故父亲鞠躬,感谢他的教诲。阿穆穿着行动党的白色党衣,证实他的变色政二代身份。

阿穆不单是变色政二代,很可能也是富一代。他的父亲搞反对党政治,当然和徐顺全一样,富不起来。傅海燕很可能看不起阿穆父亲,因为他没有漂亮的介绍信,赚钱能力有限。阿穆就不同了,去年大选,根据林文兴向阿裕尼选民报告,阿穆管理100多个律师。林文兴还挑战工人党,他们的律师候选人管多少个律师。林文兴似乎在炫耀阿穆的富一代身份,我们想一想一个管理100多个律师的领导,他很可能是极富极贵了。

难怪,行动党就要跟反对党比钱,而不是为民服务。行动党先是告诉阿裕尼选民,穆仁理(当时不叫阿穆)多么有才,手下有超过100个专业人士。现在,行动党告诉武吉巴督选民,阿穆多么有财,有钱,傅海燕才拿阿穆和徐顺全相比。

相比之下,徐顺全当然没有钱,没有推介信,没有才,人品差,虚伪,狐狸尾巴,等等。行动党忘了为民服务,以钱作为人生目标,而把追求理想,没有金钱作为后盾的人,当成社会的失败者。

武吉巴督选民,徐顺全就像普通住在邻里的居民,他有自己的理想斗争、有自己的奋斗目标。我们多数的人都不能拿到奖学金,都不能大富大贵,在行动党看来,我们都是失败者。无才又无财的人,永远都被人看不起。当然,要进一步击倒这个失败者,就加上虚伪又狡猾,让他名誉扫地。

如果我们看不起徐顺全,不给他一个机会。那么,我们也就看不起自己的孩子,不给孩子一个机会。不论大人还是小孩,无财无才,就是失败者。那么,95%住在组屋的武吉巴督选民,绝大多数都是失败者。这怎么可能,怎么可以。

父母看不起无才无财的孩子,妻子看不起无才无财的丈夫,孩子看不起无才无财的父母。这就是人民行动党的精英赛,行动党的理想国---失败者无才无财,还很可能虚伪和狡猾。

25年前,徐顺全以愤青的姿态出现,向吴作栋高喊,今天却落得一个狐狸的美称。虽然如此,从民主愤青到民主斗士,徐顺全依然保持他的战士精神。和富一代、变色的政二代阿穆相比,坚持信念,拥抱民主,公平,正义的徐顺全,可以说是高高在上,根本无需计较无才无财。

武吉巴督选民在看华语新闻,华文报章的时候,千万要想一想,徐顺全生活在邻里,和组屋居民住在一起,这和富一代的阿穆相比,是有所不同。新闻报道的虚伪,狐狸,介绍信,无才无财,种族主义,没有工作,是不是映射组屋居民?普通老百姓不可能是富一代,政二代,不过,也不能都是行动党形容的失败者。




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或许,选民可以从“人生的歌”中,得到一些启示,徐顺全的现实是为别人而活着。而他独自一人在坚持理想,在“孤单走我路”时,如何的‘傲然獨舞永沒停步,不管終點何日到。’

我们局外人,很难理解,徐顺全的内心深处,而行动党人,看到他的傻劲,更是乐开怀。







Sunday, 1 May 2016

为什么,几乎没有行动党部长、议员批评李伟玲的“滥用权力,建立王朝”论?

为什么,几乎没有行动党部长、议员批评李伟玲的“滥用权力,建立王朝”论?




自从李伟玲批评他哥哥李显龙“滥用权力,建立王朝”以来,我们几乎没有看到行动党部长、议员出来指正李伟玲的不是。这可以说是家事,但是,政治人物的家事,就不可能当成一般家事来看待,而要把它当成国家大事来处理。

奇怪,行动党部长、议员似乎一点立场也没有。他们到底同意还是不同意李伟玲的说法?或许,这是明哲保身的做法。无声胜有声,无声的默认,还是无声的抗议?

那么,他们在国家大事上,是否也是如此?真令人害怕,担心这个国家的前途,掌握在一群。。。

李显龙被妹妹批评,是一项很严重的指控,行动党部长、议员沉默是金的美德,令人为新加坡的将来担心? 因为,他们在国家有难的时候,也很可能明哲保身,沉默是金,一点立场也没有;在忽略制衡的同时,很可能让李伟玲的论点成立。还是他们已经默认,而不敢出声?

武吉巴督选民,您们看到这个危机了吗?

我们的行动党部长和议员,在大是大非面前,一点立场也没有。他们不敢说话,害怕两头不到岸,坏了自己的前途。

人民行动党武吉巴督候选人-阿穆,难道会比现有的行动党部长、议员有所差别,敢说真话吗?他当然加入明哲保身,沉默是金的行动党队伍,一言不发。

李显龙只能依靠《海峡时报》的编辑和政府高官来替他圆场?人民行动党的同志,没有一个人为他出声,仗义执言。为什么?

事实上,李伟玲的指控,就是羞辱,轻蔑李显龙领导的政府。在老子看来,一个被人民羞辱和轻蔑的政府,是一种最低级的政治。

因此,李显龙所谓的“好政治,好政策”是建立在明哲保身和沉默是金的基础上,行动党部长、议员各自得到好处,就不需要再理会其他的事情了。

武吉巴督选民,您们会不会觉得下面这句话,啼笑皆非:

【徐顺全表示为过去所为感到骄傲,李显龙总理回应说:“如果你不悟已往之不谏,绝对不可能知来者之可追。”omy.sg】

徐顺全没有明哲保身,没有沉默是金。他为自己的过去发言,伸张正义而感到骄傲,在李显龙看来,徐顺全没有吸取过去的错误,怎么可能追得上行动党的阿穆。

事实上,我们想一想,李伟玲的批评反而更加适用在李显龙身上。为什么?李伟玲提醒李显龙,过去封建王朝的悲剧下场,要他哥哥反省,现在还来得及追上时代的潮流,顺应民主趋势。

选民们,偏偏阿穆也和其他行动党部长、议员一样,明哲保身和沉默是金。多一个这样的行动党议员,简直是浪费国会议事厅的座位。

从古到今,哪一个与当权者对立的人,会被当权者平等对待。尤其是一党独大的新加坡,我们不可能有这种期待。因此,下面的报道,选民要再三思考:

【哈莉玛敦促武吉巴督选民不要被徐顺全的全职议员言论所蒙骗,“关键是与民众在一起时做出多少贡献”。她说:“有人可以在武吉巴督呆上24小时,却没能提出任何建言。”
哈莉玛2001年刚踏入政坛出战裕廊集选区时,就碰上同时到那里参选的徐顺全。她说:“我永远不会忘记他如何向时任总理的吴作栋大声喊叫。我们是亚洲人,应尊敬长辈,这样的行为非常要不得。”
傅海燕说:“徐顺全要当全职议员。据我所知,他已经很久没有全职工作了……工作经验是重要的。我们会对(民主党前秘书长)詹时中是否会为徐顺全写介绍信,以及信的具体内容感兴趣。”omy.sg】

哈莉玛和傅海燕似乎告诉武吉巴督选民,孙中山,毛泽东这些人不用搞革命,去找一份安稳的工作,不用理国家大事,国家有难就明哲保身,沉默是金。您想一想,这样的议长和部长在国家有难得时候,他们会挺身而出吗?肯定不会,因为他们只要保证自己的饭碗,而不会理人民的死活。

更加奇怪,傅海燕还要孙中山,毛泽东出示介绍信?您说这是何等的荒唐。

介绍信会胜过下面的名言吗?

先天下之忧而忧,后天下之乐而乐。 --- 范仲淹

点几盏灯,为乾坤作福; 打一声鼓,代天地行威。--- 林则徐

天下为公 --- 孙中山

横眉冷对千夫指,俯首甘为孺子牛。 --- 鲁迅


一万年太久,只争朝夕。---毛泽东

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