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PAP MPs will doom our children’s future

I refer to CNA’s “More interaction needed between Singaporeans, new citizens: Zagy Mohamed”.

The first question that came to mind was who the hell is PAP MP Zagy to suggest that Singaporeans should interact more with new citizens.

The fact that the government has to spend millions to organise events to bridge new citizens and Singaporeans is confirmation of our failed immigration policy. Since this is an issue, why continue with a 20,000 annual intake of new citizens? Why put the cart before the horse every year?

Should Singaporeans blindly follow Zagy and interact more with new citizens, PAP’s failed immigration policy will be transformed into a “success”. It will then justify further increases in the number of new citizens to perhaps beyond 25,000 annually. Singaporeans must be wary and not be ‘trapped’ by Zagy.

The reasons for PAP’s policy failure are its shortsightedness and twin objectives of increasing new citizens to increase its political support and GDP growth.

PAP’s long-term planning appears to be a joke at our expense (chart below).

The increased intake of new citizens is supposed to arrest the decline of our TFR. It hasn’t. Worse, the NPTD does not have any relevant statistics tracking its immigration policy. I have queried the NPTD which has confirmed it does not have the figures.

It’s about time our elected Workers’ Party MPs demand some answers on the failed immigration policy.

The point is, if Singaporeans allow themselves to be led by MPs like Zagy to the slaughterhouse, rest assured our children’s future will be bleak. New citizens exert pressure on the cost of basic necessities like public housing and compete for places at local unis. But the bigger issue is the loss of jobs by born and bred Singaporeans to new citizens.

It’s a zero-sum game when it comes to jobs: more jobs for new citizens = less jobs for born and bred Singaporeans.

Our economic pie is not so generously large as to accommodate additional thousands of jobs for new citizens every year. Good jobs are already more scarce and a PAP minister has already warned that a degree cannot be eaten.

Without sufficient good jobs for our children, won’t their future be bleak? Hopefully, Singaporeans will think clearly and not follow PAP MPs blindly.

Philip Ang
*The author blogs at https://likedatosocanmeh.wordpress.com/

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29 Responses to “PAP MPs will doom our children’s future”

  • former grassrooter:

    nowadays,all the GROs like CCC are helmed by ‘crooks n bullies’ like construction companies’ bosses armed withn PBM s etc.

    these type of PBMs are there only to serve their own intrests like gunning for big public projects.
    they are a completely different breed from the OLD GUARD MPs who were more public-spirited even if they were not awarded titles like PBM OR REWARDED WITH BIG PUBLIC PROJECTS.

    many GRASSLOOTERS are arrogant n their conduct towards their common sgporean neighbours leave much to be desired.

    IF PAO’s grassroot leaders like PBMs/ccc top guns cannot even INTEGRATE HUMBLY N GRACIOUSLY with their sg-neighbours,how THICK-SKIN of PAP MPs /ministers to demand common sgs who lose their jobs to integrate with the ‘new immigrants’ in the first place???

    PAP,make sure you EDUCATE YOUR GRASROOT LEADERS/PBMs etc to behave socially before you tell other sg what to do,ok pls?

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  • zika:

    Yeah, who the hell is Zagy? Has he interacted with FTrashes on a daily basis?

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  • You Die Your Problem:

    No doom, you die your problem.
    Those who are weak will be left to die.
    Singapore will continue to prosper by importing foreigners to replaced those weak ones.
    This is what some call putting the interest of the country instead of the people first.

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  • Some problem everywhere:

    Some problem everywhere, even in the US. The elites will always control and bully ordinary citizens to stay in power and promote their own self interests.

    Sometimes, citizens get lucky, someone stands up for them against the establishment, but without any strong support by the people, they will be taken out.

    Watch what the real Trump says in this video
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0OXiLA1r30

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  • PAP use of Malay Card:

    Due to the Elected President discussion scheduled in Parliament next month, PAP has stepped communications that involves Malay Community, MUIS, Malay MPs..etc. All because PAP is proposing a Malay EP. PAP is hoping to pull the Malay votes, since Singaporean Chinese and Indians are not in favour of PAP’s racial politics, which is just to kick out competition like Dr Tan CB.

    Fandi has been given a new job. This Malay MP Zagy suddenly makes such statements, FAS Chairman Zainudin Nardin and PAP MP being pushed for position in FIFA Committee by PAP. MUIS making statements, Malay MPs giving speeches…etc. All the activities by PAP will try to showcase Malays doing “well” and hoping Malays will vote for PAP’s EP candidate.

    So much of drama from PAP.

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  • DUCK RICE:

    You didn’t capture everything that the MP said.After JTgate,we now have Zagygate.Then someone will talk about the MP being misquoted.Then some spinning and both sets of supporters going back and forth,slagging each other off. And finally some levelheaded person will ask us all to move on.

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  • oxygen:

    PAPpy is habitually 1% truth, the rest of the 99% are lies, fantasy and propaganda.

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  • LIONS:

    TOP LIE FOR THE NEXT ’50′ YEARS.

    ‘FTs WILL CREATE MORE JOBS FOR SGS’—lee ah long,CLOWN PRINCE XO.

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  • adapt to the situation:

    \\And finally some levelheaded person will ask us all to move on.\\

    how nice. that’s how deteriorating standard slowly gets accepted (aka move on and being adapt to the situation). just keep on lowering the standard and white idiots are still the best anytime.

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  • Neo:

    Where got doom children future? They even teach us how to fiak to make more children for future.

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  • Call in Malaysia: cut pay:

    It was reported that a prominent economist in Malaysia has called for a cut in their ministers’ pay in view of the dire economic situation and to resonate with the suffering population as Malaysians are facing job losses, depreciating ringgit, high cost of living and wage stagnation. Imagine the high SG ministers’ pay compared to theirMalaysia counterparts, how many times , how many tens of thousands of ringgits SG ministers are paid a month compared to the Malaysians. Consider the pay of a a full minster in SG, he is paid at an average of SG $1.2 million this will be 3.6 million ringgit .Wow this is an enormous amount and will take a Malysian minister several years to earn, wonder whether the latter will be envious considering that their competence in running the day to day functions of the govt does not pale against their SG counterparts. Just look at their security and law enforcement officers in arresting the IS terrorist all over the country , both in Eastand West Malaysia, and the sheer size of Malaysia compared to the mere 700 odd SG mters SG!
    Similarly Sinkies are.also facing high cost of living ,retrenchments, companies closing down and relocate, wonder whether our ministers will share the misery of citizens and will volunteer for a pay cut? After all they are paid millions what’s the big deal of a cut of several tens of thousands a year? If they do so, they will definitely show to Sinkies that they meant what they promised during the lastGE:- With you, For you, For Singapore!

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  • A Nation Of Dumb Parrots:

    You Die Your Problem:
    No doom, you die your problem.
    Those who are weak will be left to die.
    Singapore will continue to prosper by importing foreigners to replaced those weak ones.
    This is what some call putting the interest of the country instead of the people first.

    You are wrong. It is Interest of the Familee above all else. Only evil greedy sychopants will sweet talk with forked tongues. The people and culture make up the country, without these this place is just an international toilet.

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  • Bebe:

    Simply means they are not going to close the floodgate.
    More ft will be allow in to meet their target!
    How can he emphatise with the locals when his ricebowl is not being taken away?
    So much for our hand picked ministers and what not.
    PUI!

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  • 4reigners extension of PAP:

    The PAP govt intentionally NOT unite our 4 races into a truly sovereign nation, repeatedly term SIN as a society collectively of 4 races – and these 4 races are being made redundant by PAP inconspicuously – how to interact with aliens? ??

    Take clear blatant note, the govt is virtually very silent on building a society inclusive of Burmese, PRCs, Pinais, etc.

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  • 4reigners extension of PAP:

    The PAP govt intentionally NOT unite our 4 races into a truly sovereign nation, repeatedly term SIN as a society collectively of 4 races – and these 4 races are being made redundant by PAP inconspicuously – how to interact with aliens? ??

    Take clear blatant note, the govt is virtually very silent on building a society inclusive of Burmese, PRCs, Pinais, etc.

    Creating activities like wasting water events DO NOT BUILD a TRUE nation of the heart, from the heart. Like repeating the school pledge FOR DONKEY YEARS DO NOT MAKE DEMOCRATIC SIN.

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  • Sinkies Deserve It:

    See what happened to our neighbor when ruling elites are given unfettered power. When you are weak, you deserved to be replaced. Even in the animal kingdom, only the strong get to pass on their genes. A bit too late to kpkb, Sinkies. WP got use meh? Next election, they will be gone. There will be just too many proPap new citizens around. Sinkies can contribute to case studies for new democracies.

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  • N.Jungne:

    Wah!! The first batch of PAP was so seriously getting THINGS done and the country moving. The present lot of PAP are oso serious, but got the country DONE for instead thanks to 70%. I love them so much that I have to REST them.

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  • Sexy Ministar Of Sex:

    Zagy, what do you think of someone “Z” who tells his family members that they must interact more with his mistresses and illegitimate children after he’s brought them home to live in his house?

    Cocky? Greedy? Selfish?

    Do you think that “Z” cares for his family?

    Do you think that “Z” has spared any thoughts for his family members?

    Do you think that “Z” is even concerned about his family’s well-being?

    More importantly, do you think that “Z”‘s family should listen to him, put up with his nonsense and self-serving behaviours?

    Or do you think his family should wisely kick that “Z” out asap?

    What do you think, Z…agy?

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  • Ownself Praise Ownself:

    Self Appointed Levelheaded Duck.

    DUCK RICE:
    You didn’t capture everything that the MP said.After JTgate,we now have Zagygate.Then someone will talk about the MP being misquoted.Then some spinning and both sets of supporters going back and forth,slagging each other off. And finally some levelheaded person will ask us all to move on.

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  • Cremora:

    Zaqy’s claim that interaction is needed to get locals and foreigners to gel is the latest in a series of absurd govt pronouncements (mostly by ministers) highlighting that the PAP is Completely Blur about real life.

    To bring it down to basics: It is absurd to expect a pot of water to boil when fresh cold water is Constantly added to it. Stirring the pot WON’T solve the problem! In other countries, people are furious about Fractions of the size of population increases thrust on us.

    The population has been (and still is) increasing at far too fast a rate. So now you have PRCs scolding if you cant speak Mandarin to them in a country where English is supposed to be the main language. You have Indians looking down on you as per their class system.

    Newcomers to a country are expected to fit into a country’s culture, not impose their culture on yours!!

    It is impossible for humongous numbers of newcomers to simply gell with citizens and to do so in just 10, 15 years, even as more pour in. The newcomers may be from the same races that exist here, but they are from Different Cultures, and its about time the govt understand this basic!

    Worse, all the new faces are not the only change people here have to grapple with. There are also the constant changes in lifestyle, in technology, and now the massive islandwide changes in our physical surroundings (new bldgs added, old landmarks going, major areas like the port moving…).

    One would have thought the govt had learnt that people can take only so much change before embarking on such widespread alterations to the infrastructure, but it hasn’t!!

    Increasing the population is seen as the only way of Spore’s economy surviving. Really??? This though land is limited, and, more importantly, we cannot produce all our own water (in a world that is drying up due to climate change), and we produce a mere fraction of the food we need (but are now clearing vegetable farms, having dumped pig and chicken farms!)

    With technology imposing on us, will there be jobs for all these people? As the climate changes, will there be enough food and water? Even if we have the money to buy these from others? Has all this been considered?

    The bottom line, however, is we are People, human beings, with all our little quirks and weaknesses. We are NOT machines, or digits on spreadsheets. We should stop being treated as robots and mere numbers, and then told off when we don’t react as such!! The Govt should grow up!!!

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  • RDB:

    A. Zagy Mohamad is just a lackey PAP PEE ABD POO MP. Because he idea and their intention for that BIG Farm Walk & Run was for Singaporeans to interact interact with the foreigners. NOT the other way around! So clear cut!

    Q1: They kept PEEING AND POOING to Singaporeans to have that old days true Kampong Spirit. Do they MPs only do it? OR only when election is near? So it is so clear cut obvious they are doing it all only for Past Tense Megalomania Devious Political Intentions and nothing more.

    Q2: Why so? Read B. below.

    B. Like Girly Vivian Balakrishnan was minister of MCYS allotted $10 Mil then FOR Singaporean TO INTEGRATE with the foreigner the tian-tian-lai influx in.

    Q3: So what does that mean PAP;s Megalomaniac character? Does it not prove what I said in A.Q1 is true!

    Q4. Because, have they PAP MPs ever know how Kampong Folks in REAL KAMPONGS mixed & grew friendships? By sitting after dinner in each other’s Kampong house verandah chitchatting? Or playing mahjong or other card games for pastime! Then going out to cinemas for cheap $1 or $2 movies. Or go shopping in North Bridge Rd on Saturday afternoons for Sales!

    Q5: So with the HDB environment they PAP with their RCs as the ears to the ground, organise get together karaoke sing along sessions can bring neighbours together? They MPs just go to these functions to be seen as “caring” only on such PAP ceremonial event they organise. The you don’t see them until their next event! That is to them getting Singaporeans to integrate? When each group go and stay together & at most say hi to a familiar face out of courtesy! Can integrate different culture meh??? They PAP are paid $16,000 a month to kai-wang-siao!

    Q6: Not meh? Can new Indians make friends with old local Indians. I haven’t seen any? So of different races & foreigners of completely different cultures & mentalities, just by having such events once in a while, how many donkey SG50 years WILL they NEED TO integrate so many more other newer foreigners from China, India, Indonesia, Filipinos, Vietnam etc?

    C. So, isn’t PAP a wayang kulit operator with ZILCH know how of even how to tarik the kulit string? As they DON’T even have strings to their kulit figurings for them to tarik yah!

    Q7: So PAST Tense Lee KY PAP MP & minster are all not even amateurs in such social matters hor! Just trying to show they are doing something about it without proper form & function related to human feeling, cultural, ethic and diverse backgrounds from all over SEA!

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  • Thai:

    More interaction?
    The pappies themselves seldom interact with its own citizens; only come around the constituency during election time and self proclaimed that they are aristocrats.
    Look at the Thai king, why the Thais love him so much? He has worked tirelessly for them with his numerous royal projects; often work on the ground with his poor subjects whereas our d.son queue up for chicken wings and that is a big thing.
    Wake up sinkies – don’t put your children’s future in their hands!

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  • The cancer of Singaporeans:

    former grassrooter:
    nowadays,all the GROs like CCC are helmed by ‘crooks n bullies’ like construction companies’ bosses armed withn PBM s etc.

    these type of PBMs are there only to serve their own intrests like gunning for big public projects.
    they are a completely different breed from the OLD GUARD MPs who were more public-spirited even if they were not awarded titles like PBM OR REWARDED WITH BIG PUBLIC PROJECTS.

    many GRASSLOOTERS are arrogant n their conduct towards their common sgporean neighbours leave much to be desired.

    IF PAO’s grassroot leaders like PBMs/ccc top guns cannot even INTEGRATE HUMBLY N GRACIOUSLY with their sg-neighbours,how THICK-SKIN of PAP MPs /ministers to demand common sgs who lose their jobs to integrate with the ‘new immigrants’ in the first place???

    PAP,make sure you EDUCATE YOUR GRASROOT LEADERS/PBMs etc to behave socially before you tell other sg what to do,ok pls?

    The cancer of Singaporeans is the PAP.

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  • Lie Hijack Loot:

    PAP continues to Lie Hijack Loot with impunity until everyone wakes the fiack up n vote them out¡!¡!¡!¡!¡!¡

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  • HARD TRUTH:

    “The first question that came to mind was who the hell is PAP MP Zagy to suggest that Singaporeans should interact more with new citizens.”:

    Indeed, Philip. I would go one step further and ask: Who the fish is this lightweight clown? Why are we wasting our time even bothering about what he is saying. He is a nobody.

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  • Merobok:

    The funny thing is we have to integrate with them as Grace Fu said some years back?…instead of them integrating into Singaporean society!

    It has come to a point that they now realize that integration is a failure and something has to be done before it explodes culminating to PAP’s defeat in the next GE!
    What the ICA should have done is to conduct orientation programmes batch by batch for each of the FTs who come in. This is where the PAP took it for granted that PRCs will blend with S’pore chinese or Indians fr India will blend with local Indians…but a total failure!
    Just look at the quarrelsome attitudes of the PRCs in public, and the transfer of their cultures such as pretending to be knocked down by a vehicle in order to have monetary gain etc.

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  • OWNSELF PRAISE OWNSELF:

    “Ownself Praise Ownself:
    October 17, 2016 at 2:29 pm (Quote)
    Self Appointed Levelheaded Duck.
    DUCK RICE:
    You didn’t capture everything that the MP said.After JTgate,we now have Zagygate.Then someone will talk about the MP being misquoted.Then some spinning and both sets of supporters going back and forth,slagging each other off. And finally some levelheaded person will ask us all to move on.
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    This is not me.

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  • l'ingenieur:

    Children? What children? PAP is saving us from population decline and economic oblivion.

    Until I see everyone give up the niceties in life to raise 2.1 kids, in the infamous words of Kenneth Jeyaratnam, “I don’t want to hear any more complaints.”

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  • DUCK RICE:

    I wouldn’t worry too much because PAP can always check who is behind the computer screen.If you haven’t done anything wrong,why worry?You’re not some cyberbully are you?

    OWNSELF PRAISE OWNSELF:
    “Ownself Praise Ownself:
    October 17, 2016 at 2:29 pm (Quote)
    Self Appointed Levelheaded Duck.
    DUCK RICE:
    You didn’t capture everything that the MP said.After JTgate,we now have Zagygate.Then someone will talk about the MP being misquoted.Then some spinning and both sets of supporters going back and forth,slagging each other off. And finally some levelheaded person will ask us all to move on.
    Rating: 0 (from 2 votes)”:

    This is not me.

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