22 May '12, 8pm

WP Hougang by-election rally 22 May 2012

Gerald Giam gives an ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL REBUTTAL to PAP MP Denise Phua’s assertion that bloggers and other online commentators can serve as a check against the PAP and hence there’s no need for more opposition MPs in Parliament. A concise, convincing speech by NCMP Gerald Giam.

Full article: http://www.sgpolitics.net/?p=7617

Comments

  1. 23 May '12, 1pm

    http://blogging4myself.blogspot.com/2012/05/roystan-tan-on-last-night-hougang-rally.html
    Glad to share an article from Roystan

    This is not about support ANY parties but tonight i experienced one of the most moving things in hougang that will last for a long time! what is amazing is that when it started to rain, those with umbrella started running around , sheltering strangers without umbrella, aunties tearing plastic bags into 2 to give to others, family of 5 gathers under one tiny umbrella, uncle taking off their shirt and shelter older folks and kids. Singaporean placing others before themselves, ! Respect! Tonight Hougang residents, i salute you for your giving spirit!

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  2. 23 May '12, 1pm

    PAP Corrupted Rally, 2011.4.29

    Ask Teo Chee Hean to explain if this is exploitation of the old and the poor.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAWcpAlVLzc&feature=related

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  3. 23 May '12, 1pm

    The PAP in 2012 is different from the PAP in 1980s and 1990s and earlier. Their policy is making the poor, poorer. For the last ten years or so, their policy was exclusive making the rich richer. Only after the last GE and losing a GRC, they started to have the inclusive policy. We must be grateful to the opposition parties, especially the Workers Party for hammering and awakening the slumbering PAP.

    How to measure inclusiveness? Government's spending, as a share of GDP should increase from 17 percent to 25 percent (the original level in the 1980s).

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  4. 23 May '12, 1pm

    Mr Yeoh Lam Keong was the chief economist of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation until June 2011. What he said was reported in The Straits Times on Friday 18 May 2012. I have selected the following from the report.

    “the Government's spending, as a share of GDP, of around 17 per cent is among the lowest in the developed world, compared to 35-40 per cent in most OECD countries and 25-30 per cent in other advanced Asian economies.”

    "Our current levels of spending are low even by our own historical standards of up to 25 per cent of GDP seen in the mid-1980s and early 1990s."

    "The original brand of the PAP, as I remember it, was pragmatically meeting the needs of the ordinary citizen and often exceeding expectations in doing so on a universal basis. And it did so from the 1950s to 1980s.”

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