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GE2020: Netizens Trash Useless PAP Pamphlets

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The PAP should stop wasting paper and printing brochures with the xiasuay faces of their candidates. Citizens are not interested in such junk at all and have sent them straight into the bin where they belong.

The whole pile of useless flyers and pamphlets should have been discarded into the recycle bins. Save the trees!

PAP, citizens do not welcome such junk at their doorstep. Stop wasting paper and stop wasting our time!

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GE2020: The Top 5 Chio Bu Of GE2020

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Since the start of GE2020 Nomination Day, Singaporeans have been scrutinizing the characters and backgrounds of political candidates. However it seems the public has also taken an interest in the looks of various candidates. We have compiled a list of top five beauties (chio bu) for GE2020 based on public opinion. The ladies featured here do not represent our views or support for any particular party.

5. Michelle Lee (Red Dot United)

The Chairperson of Red Dot United does not look a year above 40. Her spritely and youthful personality is fitting of Singapore's newest political party, and seemed to have charmed a number of netizens.

4. Tan Chen Chen (The Workers' Party)

Many may be surprised to learn that this WP newcomer is actually a mother of one. The glow of a new mother has smitten the hearts of many.

3. Nadia Samdin (People's Action Party)

Nadia Ahmad Samdin is the youngest lady here at age 30 but she is already an associate director at TSMP Law Corporation. Perhaps this combination of youth and power is what electrified some netizens?

2. Sun Xue Ling (People's Action Party)

It seems that a significant number of netizens are still dazzled by Sun Xueling even though this 40 year old is a mother of two. It was a close fight for top position in this list as she has a very strong online fanbase because of her looks.

1. Nicole Seah (The Workers' Party)

Singaporeans were first introduced to Nicole Seah during GE2011 where she contested in Marine Parade GRC at the age of 24. She was then crowned as the second most popular politician online after Lee Kuan Yew. 9 years on, Nicole Seah continues to fascinate the hearts and minds of Singaporeans. Many netizens are also swooned by how classy and sophiscated she has grown over the years.

Did your favourite politician make this list?

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GE2020: The Top Five Hunks Of GE2020

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With election fever climbing since Nomination Day, the men of GE2020 has also set some hearts throbbing and temperatures rising. If elections could be won based purely on looks, netizens certainly feel these male candidates will make it into Parliament. The gentlemen featured here do not represent our views or support for any particular party.

5. Williamson Lee (Singapore People's Party)

The SPP Vice-Chairman looks crisp and sharp even at the age of 40. He could also be poised for greater things in the party after serving under its founding members for over a decade.

4. Jamus Lim (The Workers' Party)

Jamus Jerome Lim is one of WP's breakout star who has handled himself eloquently with campaign speeches. Some netizens say this Doctor of International Economics has both brain and brawn.

3. Terence Soon (Progress Singapore Party) 

Known as the SIA pilot from PSP, Terence Soon has swooped into the hearts and minds of many netizens. This 29 year old has also dabbled with his own business ventures, and believes youths should also have the courage to start their own businesses too.

2. Xie Yao Quan (People's Action Party)

A last-minute addition to PAP's line-up, Xie Yao Quan has excited a number of netizens due to this elite pedigree. Topless photos of Xie Yao Quan has also set many hearts beating faster.

1. Chee Soon Juan (Singapore Democratic Party)

The only man in this list who is known to run triathlons, Dr Chee Soon Juan shows that he has the iron in him both physically and mentally. This political veteran has seen much through his political career, and these experiences could have helped forged his grit and tenacity even at his age. If a man can still look this good at age 57, netizens certainly believe he deserves at spot at the top.

What do you think?

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GE2020: Hwa Chong Advises Students To Refrain From Posting Election Messages On Social Media

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Just before nomination day, Hwa Chong Institution sent out an email to all students regarding their online behaviour for the Singapore General Elections. The email basically warns all students not to post anything related to the election on their social media, including Facebook, YouTube, Tik Tok, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, WeChat, WhatsApp and Telegram.

Hwa Chong, what is the intent of shying away from politics? What are your values in terms of developing your student body to become valuable members of society after graduating your institution?

This is very disturbing, painful and regretful. Students should learn how to critically think and evaluate, and make informed decisions. Not be molly-coddled and told what to believe and what not to believe in.

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GE2020: Mediacorp Sabo Opposition Parties With Last Minute Invitations

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The 158th media received complains from political candidates about last minute invitations to participate in political debates. Specifically, Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) candidate Bryan Lim Boon Heng criticised Mediacorp for sending an "eleventh hour" invitation. An invite was only sent on 30 June 2.08pm to inform SDP of a live political debate which was held at 1 July 9pm by Chinese media Channel 8. As such Bryan Lim was not given much time to prepare his Mandarin speech.

The Workers' Party (WP) may have also been given the same short lead time to make preparations for this Chinese debate. But instead of playing along to Mediacorp's games, WP decided not to attend this Chinese debate altogether. Perhaps WP was right to do a no-show as the Chinese debate turned out to be a farce. While the other party candidates SDP's Bryan Lim and PSP's Leong Mun Wai did their best despite an "eleventh hour" invitation, PAP's Ong Ye Kung appeared surprisingly prepared. One can only wonder if PAP was given the same lead time to prepare for this national broadcast.

Fortunately for the opposition parties, their eloquence outshone the PAP during the English debate. WP newcomer Jamus Lim managed to steal the limelight by resoundingly putting Vivian Balakrishnan in his place with crafted opinions and sharp arguments. SDP's Dr Chee Soon Juan also held his ground while sparring with Vivian Balakrishnan, and even managed to corner the PAP member into making a public declaration that his party has no plans to raise our population to 10 million.

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GE2020: Ho Ching Delays Temasek Holdings Annual Report Until After The Elections

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Temasek Holdings has made the rare decision to delay its annual report until September, which is after the general elections.

In her Facebook post, Ho Ching blamed Covid19 for forcing companies around the world to delay their financial results.

She said: "Although we didn’t anticipate a Covid pandemic, the economic indicators had become worrisome since last year...Clearly Covid is now a bigger problem than we had expected.”

So got Covid cannot issue report, but can have elections? Ho Ching should stop making all sorts of silly excuses and admit the real reason why the reports is being delayed. Is it because they don't want the results to be out during this sensitive election period, and she is scared that it will affect her husband at the polls?

This is exactly the reason why we cannot have both husband and wife running the country. And the only way we can stop that is to vote one of them out!

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GE2020: Election Debate Showed Vivian Balakrishnan's Personal Vendetta Against Dr Chee Soon Juan

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As I viewed the CNA debate last night, I really find it so hard to respect VB for the way he deliberately singled out CSJ as someone who patternly promulgates falsehood. That is such a mean blow below the belt.

To begin with, the so called debate was glaringly unfairly structured as it gives VB an unfair advantage over the other 3 debaters. Where on earth do we find a political debate where one party is given more time than others to advance their case? This is only true in Singapore and more than anything else, it illustrates the sad truth of the state of political affairs in this country.

Is it any wonder that WP has been championing all these while for a first world parliament because the playing field here is so uneven and the goal post keeps getting moved about all the time especially gerrymandering. All these in order to ensure political domination and survival of the ruling party.

Judging from the comments made by VB as he engaged CSJ, it looks like the MIWs really do have a personal vendetta against CSJ and that they will be mortified if he ever get into parliament. This may be the reason why in all the previous GEs, they pulled no punches when it comes to him. I have long lost count at all the instances of mudslinging against him. Yet, this man has stayed the course unlike someone recently who made a claim to stay the course but only to melt away when the heat got too hard for him to bear. So who has got more iron in him?

I find it distasteful and a cheap shot when VB tries to establish cosy rapport and solidarity with the other 2 opposition candidates as brothers of similar causes while treating CSJ like an ostracised pariah of ill repute. The disdain he has for him is all too obvious for people to see on TV last night. As this is national TV, it will hardly be surprising if this will backfire on VB.

The heartening thing about this debate is the revelation of the high caliber of candidates in the opposition camp. The slate this time is most impressive as can be seen in the way they presented themselves and how they rationally and inteligently argued their cases yesterday. It will convince many fence sitters to cast their votes in their favour and that includes CSJ.

If anything has clearly emerged from last night's lopsided debate, the PAP certainly does not have a monopoly of ideas and answers that will engineer the country's economic growth and prosperity as well as well thought of plans to protect and care for the welfare of the people. Groupthink has been the malaise of the MIWs for so long as they have unfortunately succumbed to the delusional idea that they are infallible and invincible and that they have all the right answers. Clearly they do not. Last night's debate is a case in point.

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GE2020: 154 Media Changes Headlines On WP Jamus Lim Article To Make It More Flattering For PAP Vivian Balakrishnan

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On 1 July, an AsiaOne ( a subsidiary of SPH) article heaping praise on Workers' Party's Dr Jamus Lim's performance on last night's televised General Election debate was published. Hours later it was yanked.

Then it was republished just now with a more flattering headline for the ruling party's Minister. It included one tiny, added paragraph "As for Dr Balakrishnan, the Minister for Foreign Affairs also scored tons of brownie points online for his composure under the keen queries fielded by the opposition".

It looks like the writer got a memo from the Government to give the poor Minister some credit. It's like they need that extra support so badly. And thats why SIngapore's mainstream media tanks on independence and true journalism

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GE2020: PSP Forced To Remove West Coast GRC Posters By Town Council

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The PSP team was just ordered to take down 50 PSP campaign posters by West Coast Town Council. Hours of their hard work went down the drain. It was puzzling because the PAP posters were left untouched.

The PSP is currently in touch with the Elections Department about this issue and said that they will provide a timeline of events shortly.

The Town Council and Elections Department need to come out and answer to all West Coast voters why the PSP posters were asked to be taken down but the PAP posters can remain? Isn't both organisations supposed to be non-partisan?

Dr Tan Cheng Bock and his team in West Coast must be getting a lot of support from residents until the PAP is so scared of them that they are playing this kind of tricks to leave opposition at a disadvantage again.

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GE2020: Reasons Why I'm Voting For The Opposition This Elections

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As someone who takes pride in considering the whole picture before making an electoral assessment, I've decided to - for the first time - give the opposition a chance this election cycle. I thought I'd present the arguments as to why.

1. The opposition has matured

This is, first and foremost, the reason I think it's worth giving them a chance to be our elected representatives. Pritam as the leader of the WP brings a strong, credible, measured voice to Parliament, and as we all saw this week, Jamus Lim brings more of the same. Not only are they seeking to run not just to provide contrarian views, but Jamus (and the WP's manifesto) articulated clear, sound, and progressive policy goals and the means to get there.

Let's not forget the PSP as well. The PSP brings back veterans who are credible and capable of raising valuable viewpoints. Whilst TCB might be getting up there in years, I for one believe his heart is in the right place - and that he would provide a valuable, vocal voice to keep the incumbent in check. I hope the party is able to attract more young, energetic, and sound voices to the conversation.

2. The PAP's policymaking has regressed

In contrast to the opposition, my view is that the PAP's policymaking has taken a hard turn away from democracy in the last 5 years. Here's some examples:

The Reserved Presidency. There are a number of issues with this, but for me the timing (seemingly to stop TCB from running), and the pre-determined manner in which it was done (with CCS referring to Halimah as "Madam President" when she was still Speaker) were the most egregious.

POFMA. POFMA could have been a useful law. If the power to determine who could issue directions was vested in the hands of a neutral arbiter, like the Courts, it might even be fair. But with power vested in the hands of Ministers, POFMA will - practically speaking - never be used against the incumbent's interests. Couple that with the chilling effect it has, and the fact that it hands the government a loudspeaker to trumpet its views over those which are alleged to be false, and you have a recipe for authoritarianism regardless of what Shan tries to say to the contrary.

Lack of transparency in leadership selection for govt linked entities. It's 2020 - and the private sector has no lack of experienced management candidates. But we continue to see former generals and government linked individuals being appointed to and holding key portfolios in important state-linked companies. If we believe in meritocracy, and having the best person for the job, then we need to back that up with action. I'm not saying they're not suitable - but we need to be convinced, as a populace, that they are.

Social and income inequality. This is a little more subjective, but as someone who has benefited greatly from the current system of social stratification - I think I can say without reservation that we need to do more for those who need a leg up. I can't belabour this unless this post becomes essay length, so I'll just say that my views align with those Jamus espoused on redistribution of labour share, and on the need for a relook at how to make schooling more equitable.

3. We need checks and balances

I don't think anyone believes, in this day and age, that "ownself check ownself" really works - if it did, Ivan Lim would never have been asked to go for tea. This is especially true given that we don't have a free and independent media to act as a fourth estate.

Neither does the NCMP scheme assist the incumbent. Sure, it provides voices in Parliament - but voices which can be openly ignored, given that they have no electoral mandate.

We also need to more opposition to slowly but surely level the playing field. The incumbent holds all the cards, and sets the rules, like what can and can't be said on media (and now social media), the use of the People's Association (lest we forget, a stat board) and Grassroots Advisors as "shadow MPs", and the way in which electoral boundaries are defined.

I'll leave one parting thought. The PAP has said that we should not become a western-style democracy because it creates gridlock if there are too many checks and balances. But what if the PAP loses its way, and we end up with a Trumpian style leader? All that is holding Trump in check now is precisely the robust series of checks and balances that are systemic to a true democracy.

Now imagine handing Trump a tool like POFMA. A terrifying thought indeed.

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GE2020: East Coast-Fengshan Town Council Workers Spotted Distributing PAP Propaganda To Residents Homes

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A resident has spotted foreign workers from the East Coast-Fengshan town council carrying and transporting a trolley full of bags and subsequently distributing PAP election pamplets and newsletters to voters in the ward.

One worker was wearing a maroon shirt that read "East Coast-Fengshan Town Council".

Town Council resources should not be put to use for one political party's use. We all pay Conservancy so why only do for PAP? Many opposition candidates do not have town council resources at their disposal, so this severely limits their campaign efforts. This gives the PAP and unfair advantage in the already rigged game of gerrymandering and dirty politics.

Such dirty tactics need to stop now, and the way we can do that, is to vote wisely, vote for change.

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GE2020: Mysterious Man Steals PSP Flyers From Residents' Door 30 Min After It Was Distributed

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A mysterious man in red was caught on CCTV stealing PSP flyers from a unit in Tanjong Pagar GRC, where the PSP is contesting in.

The CCTV camera clearly showed a team of PSP volunteers going on their walkabout and placing their flyers on home units where the owners are not at home. 30 minutes later, a man walked up to the unit with the flyer and removed it without the owner's knowledge or permission.

Why is it that at every election, there will be people going around stealing opposition pamphlets and flyers? Who are these mysterious men stealing it, are they PAP supporters or grassroots activists? Can the PAP play fair for once instead of always resorting to such dirty tricks? This is one of the reason why so many cannot stand the PAP and won't vote for them anymore.

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GE2020: Fake Bookie Odds Being Spread To Cause Panic

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Illegal bookie predictions and forecasts for GE2020 are allegedly being spread through messaging apps. Based on an alleged screenshot of these odds, it appears that bookies are expecting the PAP to lose multiple constituencies by a small margin. However our readers are advised against spreading these messages as they are both illegal and fake news to cause panic.

Such bookie predictions for the General Elections polling day results are not new. In previous elections, these bookie predictions initially showed polling day results which were relatively balanced wins and losses by the PAP. However towards the actual polling day, the bookie odds were drastically adjusted to show that PAP may lose the majority of seats and the opposition will win by a landslide. These eye-popping odds created a climate of fear, causing voters to believe that the PAP may not form the government.

If voters think more carefully, such bookie predictions may actually be underhanded tactics used to paint a picture of "despair" where the PAP loses its majority in Parliament. Readers must always carefully ask who would benefit most from creating such fake news? Especially when such information can be used to sway people to vote for "comfort and safety". Don't be fooled by such fake news. Regardless of who forms the majority in Parliament, Singapore and Singaporeans will be resilient and pull through any situation.

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GE2020: Masagos Zulkifli Says Our Prime Minister Is Lee Hsien Yang in Environment Rally

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In a Tampines GRC rally about the environment issues, Masagos Zulkifli said that Singapore's Prime Minister is Lee Hsien Yang.

He said "Last year, during the National Day Rally, Mr Lee Hsien Yang, our Prime Minister, pledged $100 billion to be spent..."

Is it a Freudian slip by Masagos where he reveals his inner desire to have Lee Hsien Yang as our PM instead of Lee Hsien Loong? If it is, it says alot about the latter that even his own cabinet Minister and fellow comrade would rather be led by his brother than himself.

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GE2020: The PAP is Scared Of PSP And Is Resorting To Underhanded Tactics To Sabo Them

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<Reader's Contribution>

Hello readers. So much again has occured within our political circus. A fake bookie trying to scare people of a PAP victory through WhatsApp, specifically in WP and PSP contested wards. A Minister mixing up one Lee brother for the other. Some jackass stealing PSP flyers. Another Jackass tearing up PSP posters in Bukit Batok. PSP Posters in West Coast GRC being forcibly removed from lamp posts for "safety purposes" says town council. Opposition candidates given an invite to the Chinese debate AT THE LAST HOUR.

I don't need to be some guy with a fancy degree in Political Science to know that the PAP is scared of the PSP and is resorting to underhanded tactics to try and sabo their first run for elections. Not saying that the other parties don't have it bad. They clearly do with everything from fake allegations of shenanigans to Town council workers giving PAP stuff despite the obvious reason that they're civil servants, ie beholden to the state's function, notwithstanding who is in government. But I will focus on them on the sole reason that in less than a year, they have somehow gained attraction as the 3rd contender along the WP and PAP.

Despite a continuous lack of Manpower, they have somehow managed to scrape the largest field of opposition candidates under one banner; ranging from veterans within the private sector to bright eyed young people trying to fight for a better future. This is amid Tan Cheng Bock giving one final push of his career. The grand old man of Ayer Rajah has to call it a day sometime soon. He's 80 and despite a tiring 26 years of previous government service, he's willing to push it to 31 if his team snags West Coast GRC. The constant media barrage that follows where he walks, the amount of management he has to undertake... At one point he even had to use his own residence to induct new members into the PSP because there wasn't anywhere else that would accept the booking for such an event. What more does one need to expect from this man ?

Granted his party does contest mostly west leaning area, but it at least brings the fight to areas that previously had little chance to jeopardize the PAP's mandate much like how the WP remains an eastern thorn to them, mostly the areas between Tampines and Toa Payoh. Let us be real. Not one opposition party has even close to the pile of resources the PAP has obtained by skimming off the top of whatever budget surplus they had from running this place uncontested for 60 years. But at least with them, we may have the very slim chance of an informal coalition if the best case scenario plays out. The WP takes some seats in the east, the PSP the west and other hopefuls in between for a parliament where MPs don't just sleep at work in their red armchairs

Admittedly, give or take, every single political party in this election cycle wants to stimulate the economy, focus concern on employment regarding locals, education reforms and municipal monies like CPF, state investment firms, etc. While the ideological factor and minor focal points vary, there's one thing that places the entire opposition apart from the PAP. The official independence of state organs. From the PAP's grasp of this nation by electoral dictatorship, it seems that every bit of government has a push from Parliament. This is why we see town councils making decisions that "coincidentally" helps the PAP, the Courts enforcing laws that are purposely made broad to make it both rigid and flexible within it's intrepetations and individuals being appointed to roles which could affect their performance based on their personal interests.

So what if if not even the presence of the PSP is enough to tip the scales this round ? In that worst case scenario, the sheer amount of real life experience within their talent pool will help the Opposition mature even more. Frankly, I believe that with their energy, the voice of the people long silenced arrogantly by the lightning party will no longer be denied a voice. We have pawned our rights on the principle that they can hold onto it until we as a society are stable and rich.Now we want it back and frankly, the people don't want some excuse that prevents us from using our pawn ticket to regain what should be rightfully ours

The ability for society to have a large discussion without fear of police detainment, the ability for creativity to be nurtured, the ability for those stuck in less fortunate situations get actual help instead of being labelled "lazy" outright and education that's not just training for a piece of paper. Only then my friends, ONLY then can we truly pursue happiness and subsequently lift ourselves out of this cycle of misery. Maybe finally make a place where you'd actually want to copulate and raise a darling little family in.

But to end this on a light note, I find it funny that when you Google "PSP" on Google, the party is what comes up first. To find info on the PSP console, you have to specifically mention the brand "Sony" in front of it. Imagine the sheer amount of redirects that took Google's algorithm to think "Huh, seems like people here associate the term 'PSP' with a political party rather than a game console that sold 80 million units up till the early 2010s. Let's make it so !" To quote their odd slogan: For Country, For People ! It's probably the people that made the term redirect to their party kn this country. I hope that's a small signal of the large changes they can bring to this country's politics.

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GE2020: PAP's Brutality Against SDP Dr Chee Soon Juan Shows That The 4G Leaders Are Bullies

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Why is Centre for Liveable Cities under MND-MEWR, with Dr Liu Thai Ker as Chairman of Board of Advisors, a member of Megacities Think Tank Alliance?

Singapore growing into a Megacity implies clearly a population of 10 Million or More. CLC is not an instituion of Higher Learning. If it is one, dabling in theoretical plausibilities is a believable reasoning. CLC is clearly present to guide policy formulation.

Although I am not a member of any political party, I find the POFMA application and the denial by PAP government to having any links to the floating of the idea of 10 million population in this stage of election very distateful especially the subject of plausible 10 Million population has surfaced many times over.

The fact that CLC is funded by MND - MEWR for the past 12 years along with the retention of Dr Liu Thai Ker as Chairman of Board Advisors shows the interest to retain Dr Liu's ideas.

PAP's bashing of just one person on the repeat of an idea that was originated by a notable member of a policy fomulation centre under 2 ministries when the notion was raised many times over by different persons in and outside of the political parties only shows the desperation and hard handed bullying approach to ensure conformity.

If I am still working in policy work, how I would respond to facilitate Singaporeans to gain understanding on the matter of a plausible Megacity Growth to a 10 Million population is this:-

'My fellow Singaporeans, before the unprecedented global CoVid Pandemic, the pace of global development of cities world wide has been very very rapid. Megacities are appearing in places where just 2 decades ago were small towns. In ASEAN, Malaysia has seen its administrative capital shifted from Kuala Lumpur to Putrajaya freeing up valuable land for future growth into possibly a megacity. Indonesia will be shifting its administrative capital to Kalimantan the island of Borneo easing up land for restructuring of Jakarta as another megacity.

Had CoViD not set in, the rise of megacities in Asia and the world would likely continue to happen over the course of the next couple of decades.

Singapore is a City-State. It is home to both permanent and transient population. Like it or not, the growth of Megacities at our door step such as in Johor, Malaysia or Riau Islands, Indonesia would mean the flow of people would likely to double.

Yes, we have looked into the plausiible scenarios where Singapore becomes a Megacity in 40-50 years time from one extreme where the growth is planned to another extreme where the growth happens in sporadic spurts.

These are projections in situations of the old normal where global competition in trade, global communications and low cost air travel were booming. These are projections of five to ten decades ahead should Singapore remain competitive alongside our regional neighbours.

However, CoViD has changed this normal that we are so familiar with. Governments and people all over the world are reevaluating how and how fast physical global connectedness has to happen. Now the region may not grow just as fast over the next 3-4 decades. In the same way, Singapore may not need to immediately become a Megacity of 10million or more people.'

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That or something similar could possibly be a more classy response. Now, the image of an uneloquent, uncreative 4G bully becomes so imprinted in the minds of so many voters of today, and voters of tomorrow.

Nevertheless, Singapore as a Megacity of 10 million, whether planned or organically happen will be a disaster without civic and political maturity of its rooted citizens.

Singapore Deserves Better Leaders

Fortunately I now work with troubled youths and spend time in my upcycling workshop thinking what can I do with Junk.

ASS Loyal Reader Rafiz

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Lee Hsien Yang Says Covid19 Task Force Should Have Been Led By Infectious Disease Expert Dr Paul Tambyah of SDP

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Lee Hsien Yang has come out to endorse SDP's Chairman Paul Tambyah as the man who should have led the Multi Ministry Task Force in dealing with Covid19.

Dr Tambyah is a NUS Professor, as well as the incoming president of the International Society of Infectious Diseases, which would have made him more qualified in understanding and tackling the disease than PAP Ministers Gan Kim Yong and Lawrence Wong.

It is time for the PAP government to stop putting military Generals into positions where they have no domain knowledge. For Minister of Health, people want someone who's ACTUALLY had experience in healthcare.

If Paul Tambyah had been in-charge of the Covid task force, perhaps we wouldn't still be having infected cases in the hundreds, unlinked cases spreading around in the community, and our lives can resume some remblance of normalcy.

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GE2020: PAP Aljunied Suicide Squad Giving Out Bird's Nest to Voters in Their Ward After Giving Free Texas Chicken

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First it was 2-piece Texas chicken and now upgraded to bird's nest. The desperate PAP Aljunied suicide squad is resorting to more expensive goodies to lure voters into giving them their vote as if it can be bought with food.

An Aljunied resident received a box of New Moon bird's nest with PAP candidate Shamsul Kamar's face on it and the People's Association's logo.

The suicide team should just give up and stop using such tactics to get votes. Aljunied residents have been hanging hammers on their house gates to show which party they support. Is that not clear enough that the PAP is not welcome in Aljunied ward?

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GE2020: East Coast-Fengshan Town Council Fails To Explain Why Workers Were Carrying Election Materials

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On 3 July, a sharp-eyed netizen spotted foreign workers wearing East Coast-Fengshan Town Council uniforms carrying and transporting a trolley full of bags. These bags allegedly contained PAP election pamplets and newsletters, and these workers were subsequently spotted distributing these bags to residents in Bedok. Photos of these acts were shared widely on social media, leading netizens to question why the Town Council resources were used for a particular political party's use.

The East Coast-Fengshan Town Council eventually caught wind of this incident and conducted an investigation. Within a day, the Town Council eventually identified these workers as employers of its estate cleaning contractor. A Town Council spokesperson told the 158 state media the workers "were not fulfilling any duties related to the town council at that time." The spokesperson also claimed the estate cleaning contractor was reminded to observe the Town Council's guidelines, and that its workers should not be wearing Town Council uniforms to do "non-town council-related work."

So it seems that the blame over this incident was being shifted to the estate cleaning contractor. However it remains unexplained why were these workers transporting and distributing PAP election materials. It is doubtful that these workers had volunteered to help the PAP outside of their work hours. One can only wonder who is the estate cleaning contractor, and which individual could have exploited the workers by ordering them to handle PAP election propaganda.

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Marine Parade Town Council Resident Plagued By Leakage Problems Since February 2020

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Dear All Singapore Stuff

We have been sending feedback and photos to HDB since Feb 2020 regarding the leakage problem inside our house at 126 Geylang East (water seeping through our kitchen entrance wall tiles, kitchen windows surrounding, damp patches/bubbles on living room, kitchen and toilet ceilings, built-in cabinet at kitchen affected and wall paint damaged etc). We suspect that these problems happened after the HIP work completed sometime mid last year and the waterproofing was not probably done at the upper unit.

HDB officer came to our unit several times to inspect the problems. But it seems that he wasn’t of much help. We did not opt for the HIP (Home Improvement Programme) and yet have to face all these leakage problems. We are really troubled and feel totally helpless whenever we look at the situations get worse.

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The Geylang East resident is in the Marine Parade Town Council which was previously held by the PAP. It is currently contested by the WP team Yee Jenn Jong, Muhammad Fadli Bin Mohammed Fawzi, Nathaniel Koh Kim Kui, Ron Tan Jun Yen and Muhammad Azhar Bin Abdul Latip. Perhaps the worries of this resident can be solved by having involved and concerned Members of Parliament in charge of her town council.

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