Not for love of money, but of Humanity. "Greater is he who works for the good of all, then he who works for the good of himself only" ~ Matthew 25:40: "The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'"- (NIV). I live in Singapore where the Emperor must not be disturbed.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Singapore: The state church of mammon.

Singapore: The state church of mammon.

Are MaLay MPs solely responsible for the Malay community??
Can PAP Malay MPs please explain what progress they have made in Malay youths’ education? TR:10Feb2011.
... Contrary to Singaporeans’ claims that only PAP MPs can do better a job in government, this does not seem to support such wild claims. In fact if Singaporeans are right that there are no politicians other than those in PAP who can do a better job, then going by the efficiency and effectiveness of these Malay MPs clearly indicate Singapore is in serious trouble.
While I am well aware of the improvement in numbers of Malay students who drop out of school. The number of Malay students who go on to study in higher education. I am not sure what can be done in the legislation to help.
what use would Mendaki be if the MPs took sole responsibility?
I am sure that the last paragraph is the real intent here.
I do find the lack of suggestions kinda disturbing
Just want to say that Singaporeans have placed too much trust in allowing the PAP to hyper-inflate their GRCs- a gerrymandering and oppression scheme that stifles ALL minority group interest with the exception of mammon worship. A minimum of 1 of 3 MPs being a minority rule was the norm in GE1988, but since GE2001, only one in 5.4 GRC seats need be a minority [chart link]. Political hegemony is the reason why the PAP shrank minority representation per GRCs whilst hyper-inflating the size of each and every GRC.
The real use of the GRC system of elections?- that of making it easy for PAP to ‘buy’ talent:
- ‘GRCs make it easier to find top talent: SM’: “Without some
assurance of a good chance of winning at least their first election, many able and successful young Singaporeans may not risk their careers to join politics” ; with hosting site footnote: “In Singapore, a Group Representation Constituency is a super-sized constituency where 5 or 6 candidates from the same party have to stand
for election as a team. Voters vote for the party, not for individuals, thus weak candidates can still win a seat in Parliament by riding the coattails of stronger candidates.”- [ST 26June2006]
So really, Malay MPs like any other typical coat-tail PAP MP- are just spineless puppets seeking a good time [link] due to their misplaced sense of integrity and loyalties.
According to ‘Singapore lifts whip on orchestrated parliament’[AFP
21Mar2002]: “The free vote is given to them when they make a request, and the Whip will consider. In the past it was simply: ‘No you can’t even request’,’ he said.” - can fair representation of constituents be made under such oppression?
Thus but for for the the obscene material perks [link] that these worshipers of the mammon god [link] at the church of the PAP seek, Singapore would be better placed returning the GRC system to its roots of having no fewer than 1 in 3 members in a GRC being a minority; like was the case BEFORE the hyper-inflation of GRCs, that at least half the seats in parliament be contested as single seat constituencies with no compromise of minority racial representation from current norms.
Scholarships or none, minority races/ groups and their respective interests have been hoodwinked by the PAP and its army of mammon seekers into the creation of no more than a pantomime- the farcical state-church of mammon.

- "Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."-- Benjamin Franklin

- 'Mammon': "Mammon is a term, derived from the Christian Bible, used to describe material wealth or greed, most often personified as a deity." [Wikipedia: Mammon]
- 'How PAP uses taxpayer-funded grassroots for political gain': "The People’s Association (PA), a statutory board under the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports, was set up in 1960 to counter the influence of Chinese clan associations and unions on working class Singaporeans.
Like all other stat boards, it receives a yearly grant from the government to run its programmes and cover operational costs. In FY2008, PA received $280 million from taxpayers, and another $23 million in “operating income”. It spent a total of $320 million last year.
However unlike most stat boards, whose chairmen are usually the permanent secretary of the parent ministry or some other senior civil servant, PA’s chairman is none other than the Prime Minister
." [G.Giam, 10Oct2009]
- 'Freedom for Sale': "Don’t risk real freedom for short-term material gain.. Our civil liberties are in jeopardy and we are to blame. We have reduced democracy to the right to make and spend money... (in return for) a temporary blanket of security and what turned out to be an illusory prosperity" [The Times, 7Sept2009]
- 'Is LHL as chair of the PA 'illegal'? Shouldn't the PA be classified as political association too?': "Isn't the 'People's Association' (PA) actually an illicit extension of the PAP, a covert lynch pin, tightly wrapped around the the Prime Minister's little finger?. ...The 'god of wealth' has eclipsed all good sense and prudence amongst Singaporeans, gambling is the new 'work' and theft is 'gain'". [HWZ:15Feb2011]

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15Feb2011: Are MaLay MPs solely responsible for the Malay community??
15Feb2011: Can PAP Malay MPs please explain what progress they have made in Malay youths’ education?

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