I guess it was the threat in his comment that PAP Ministers might suddenly abdicate and his unabashed suggestion that all is hail and hearty in Singapore- lead to concerns about his true motives- that resulted in research into his background that ultimately revealed the author- revealing his status- not that of a genuinely concerned citizen, but as an 'undeclared' active member of the Bishan-ToaPayoh Town Council (2007-2008) [alt], a 'poster-boy' in a 4/19/06 magazine article hosted on a PAP website (his wife was a teacher with the MOE) and his current status as possibly an Assistant Manager,Singapore Technologies Electronics- a GLC.
His ostensible concern for the common man was betrayed by the presumptuousness of his beliefs, hyperbolic examples described and ultimately ambiguous intent by virtue his undeclared position and status in the forum letter- something he ought to have done in the spirit of full disclosure, it being a letter intended he published by the Straits Times.
These inadequacies have left followers of this thread with a bitter after-taste, the veiled attempt at further perpetuating PAP rule, ultimately back-firing and with resultant renewed suspicion of government servants in general and Town Council Members in particular.
The summary of findings in this thread would certainly impact negatively upon the future credibility of Mr Ling Tuck Mun, however, it does give us all a lesson on the importance of being upright and faithful in all our undertakings.
I wish Mr Ling a fruitful realization in his commitment to the interest of all humanity in general and the interest of his constituents in particular.
Nice day to all.