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20 May 2019
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Why the current govt will fall

Rachel Ash said. Mr Tan Why do we keep assuming that the ruling party would continue to be the next government? Though I suspect, they would be, but a "lie repeated long enough may become truth". It is still very early to conclude either with plenty of wild cards at hand: 1. Lee family saga - sibling rivalry may be the tipping point with the kitchen sink thrown in, 2. First in modern histor......



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19 May 2019
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Why the politically aware must vote non PAP

Many people who are politically aware of the situation in Singapore and the future for their children want to vote for change.  But they are worried that it might cause the PAP govt to collapse and cause uncertainty to the future of Singapore.  Here are some facts that they should consider: a) The majority of the voters are not politically aware and are likely to vote for the PAP b) If all those w......



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05 May 2019
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Selecting candidates for the general election

I attended a seminar held by ISEAS on the general election in Indonesia. I learned about an interesting approach taken by the Indonesia Solidarity Party (PSI - Party Solidariity Indonesia) in the selection of its candidates. PSI is one of the newly formed party. Its committee comprise of people who are below 45 years old. It aims to reach out to young Indonesians. It supports the Jokowi coalition.  PSI did relatively well among the......



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02 May 2019
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Thinking long term

Why US has never tried building Belt and Road for other countries as China does? Alexander Finnegan, J.D. Law, Marxist Leninist a......



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02 May 2019
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Looking beyond self interest

It is a common behavior for most people to consider a matter only from their self interest. They are not aware that other people have interest that are different from their own interest. They seem to think that their interest is the only right perspective. A good leader will be able to see the issue from the perspective of all the parties that are involved.  A broad minded people will be able to see the issue from the perspective o......



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29 Apr 2019
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Separation of duties

The PAP govt does not understand the concept of separation of duties. They want to take over the role of the judiciary in determining what is fake news and to dictate the penal measures. Tan Kin Lian......



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29 Apr 2019
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Parliamentary inquiry into Hyflux

My friend worked in an international organization. He said that in most countries, where 34,000 small investors stand to lose a large part of their savings, Parliament will convene a committee of inquiry to study the matter.  This does not happen in Singapore for the Hyflux debacle. He asked - don't our MPs care for the people?  Tan Kin Lian......



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27 Apr 2019
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How to speed up the results for general elections

Malaysia is a large country with 31 million people and covering a large geographical area.  They were able to declare their general election 2018 results within one day. There was some delay due to the suspicious conduct of the election commission, but still the results were announced quite early. Indonesia is a large country with 264 million people, nearly 7 times of Malaysia......



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27 Apr 2019
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Is forgiving so difficult for us

Is forgiving so difficult for us, or have we forgotten how to? My opinion that the society should not always put their perspective in only black or white. When I mention that the penalty given to a person due to the fact that he was remorseful and that he is also not a repeat offender. People says that I am endorsing his act as correct. I remembered that once there was a great and noble woman was accused of receiving fund......



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27 Apr 2019
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I want to keep my Facebook page respectable

Someone posted a remark that I am acting as the "sole arbiter" of what is true and relevant in this Facebook page. He claimed that I am not different from the people in power. Yes, I am the sole arbiter of this page, because I am responsible for the posts and comments in this page. If there are malicious and deliberate false information posted here, I would be responsibl......



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25 Apr 2019
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Trust the police and court to act correctly

Many people asked me this question - how would I feel if the victim of the NUS peeping tom case is from my family? I deleted these comments because they were asked in a rude and disrespectful manner. I have now decided to give my honest answer to this question. I would feel the same way as for any other victim who faced the same distress. I do not take a different approach because the victim is from my family.  I know that many people will n......



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25 Apr 2019
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Apply the law with discretion

Your child has done something wrong.  Do you, as a parent, apply your discretion on how to handle this matter or do you refer to and stick with the SOP? I believe that most parents will take a decision that is in the best interest of the child and not follow the SOP blindly. The same discretion should apply to the police and the judge. I like them to take a decision that is in the best interest of society and not fol......



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25 Apr 2019
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Respect the decision of people who has the responsibility

Someone said: In my opinion, the people who make mistake should be punished within the limits of the law. The most obvious mistake is the SPF conditional warning of not to repeat the offense within 12 months. Where did 12 come from, pluck from.the air? Why not 5 months, 11 months? What happens if offense commit after 12 months, the police will reset his record so he can do his tricks again? Why didn't the police impose a jail term or fine......



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24 Apr 2019
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Be respectful in expressing your views

I have expressed my views about the NUS peeping tom case. I knew that my remarks would be controversial and will not be well received by some circles. I wanted to express a view that is different from that taken by most other people. It is easy for me to join the  "lynch party" and condemn the transgressor. It would even be fashionable and heroic. I do not need to do so, because there are already sufficient people in that camp. I w......



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23 Apr 2019
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Be a real supporter of change

Many people are unhappy with the conditions in Singapore - high cost of living, insecurity of job, depleting value of HDB flats, delay in payout of CPF savings and other issues. They like to see people come forward to stand for election and provide an alternative to the PAP  in Parliament. They claim to support these alternative candidates.  How many of these supporters are genuine and reliable supporters of the alternative ca......



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23 Apr 2019
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Who are the victims of the NUS peeping tom incident?

I want to make a statement that will appear to be controversial. Most people think that Monica Baey is still the victim today. Yes, she was the victim of the NUS peeking tom incident but that occurred some time ago. She had complained to the NUS and she or NUS made a police report. The police decided to give the perpetrator, Nicholas Lim, a conditional warning. NUS took t......



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21 Apr 2019
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Scientific and technological advances

The scientific and technological advances achieved in recent decades have been amazing. It has improved productivity tremendously.  It should have produced a better life for all the people living in the world. It has some useful outcomes, and some bad ones. We need to change the system to give a better quality of life for all the people. To some extent, it has achieved this outcome. People in many co......



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20 Apr 2019
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Be open minded

I find a tendency for many people to be closed minded and to express rigid opinions based on their limited knowledge. A different approach is to be open minded. This involves: a) Considering the views of other people b)  Willing to research and check the facts c)  Willing to carry out an experiment. A closed minded person is usually arrogant. This is also usually associated with a negative attitude......



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20 Apr 2019
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Job loss through use of smart meters

Someone express worry that the use of smart meters will result in unemployment among the people who read meters every month. Should we adopt smart meters? Here is my reply: a) We must examine the cost of installing the smart meters and the pay back period, from the saving in the use of people to read meters. If the installation cost is high, we should not adopt the smart meters. b) If the pay back period is......



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20 Apr 2019
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Financial control over large expenditure

Dr. Mahathir, PM of Malaysia, was unhappy with the large sums that were spent by the previous Najib administration on infrastructure projects. He felt that the sums were excessive and suspected corrupt practices. He canceled the projects but was prepared to re-negotiate the terms of the contracts. He was able to achieve significant cost savings by changing the original design and getting a better deal from the contractors. As the PM, he......



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20 Apr 2019
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Show your support and solidarity

Someone told me that his friend X refused to sign this petition because of this para - If the actions of EMA had been unwise and had caused severe losses to Hyflux, should the government compensate Hyflux and its investors for these losses? X said that he does not want, as a tax payer, to pay a higher tax, if the government has to compensate the investors. I was angry at the stupidity and selfishness of......



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14 Apr 2019
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Serious economic challenges

Singapore faces serious economic changes. We have reached a stage where it has become very difficult to solve. The underlying problem is the high cost of living and inadequate wages to meet this cost of living.  One possible solution is to raise wages and control immigration, so that the jobs are available for local workers. This is the approach adopted in Australia. It has worked quite well. Although the cost of liv......



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14 Apr 2019
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Be realistic in decision making

Many people are over cautious. When there is uncertainty, they imagine the worse that could happen and use that scenario as the basis for their decision making. They were probably over trained in scenario planning or in the playing the "devil's advocate". What is the problem with this approach?  They became unwilling to take a decision. They are afraid of the consequence. They want other people to deci......



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12 Apr 2019
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Be constructive in giving your views

I spoke to a Grab driver. He told me that he earned $5,000 a month from Grab. Previously, he drove Comfort and earned $1,500 a month. The $5,000 seemed rather high, so I asked him more. He told me that he drove from 6 am to 10 pm and take 2 hours break. So, he drove 14 hours a day. He set his app to auto accept calls from Grab. He is able to get calls back to back. I noti......



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11 Apr 2019
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Give helpful and constructive comment

One reader posted a remark - TKL behaves likes the PAP minister, delete comments that disagree with him from his Facebook page.  This reader is either stupid or a liar.  I do not delete comments that disagree with me. I delete comments that are rude and offensive.  I welcome comments that are helpful in giving a better understand of the topic. The comments may agree or disagree with my views. I like to see ......



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11 Apr 2019
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An united party against PAP

Many people like to see the non PAP parties unite under a single banner against the PAP in the next general election. A year ago, the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) called a meeting and that meeting invited Dr. Tan Cheng Bock to lead an united opposition. Nine month passed, and the united opposition did not materialize. Dr. Tan decided to form his own party.  I know what happened behind the scenes. I like to share my perspec......



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11 Apr 2019
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PAP policy cause locals to lose jobs

I posted this remark - It is PAP policy that cause locals to lose jobs, not the foreign workers who took the jobs. I explain in more detail. a) PAP does not want to have a minimum wage. Many jobs pay wages that are not sufficient for locals to make a living. The employer employs foreign workers for these jobs.  b) Even the public sector, which can afford to pay the higher wages, use outsourcing to get foreign workers......



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08 Apr 2019
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Express support for proposals for change

Many people are not happy with the current policies of the PAP government. What is the alternative? Some people have done their research and presented their proposals for a change in policy in clear terms.  It is somewhat sad that there do not get much support for their proposals or acknowledgement for their work from the people who are fed up with the PAP policies and like to see change to these policies. Why is this so? b......



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25 Mar 2019
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Democracy in Thailand

The Parliament in Thailand comprise of 250 appointed senators and 500 MPs elected by the people.  Some people criticize this system for being "undemocratic". I hold a different view. I am in favor of this type of "not truly democratic" system.  I like to give my reasons. Mr. Lee Kuan Yew was worried that UK parliamentary system used by Singapore could result, one day, in a complete change of government. This cou......



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24 Mar 2019
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Hyflux episode reflect the selfish character of many people

I wish to share my views about the selfish character of many people in Singapore and why it is troubling for our future.  I draw it from the recent Hyflux crisis.  I did  not invest in Hyflux preference shares or perpetual securities. Still,  I took the trouble to learn about the events that cause the crisis in Hyflux and the massive loss of the more than 80% of the $900 million invested by 34,000 retail ......



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