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My 2 cents worth of thoughts on the Elected President

We (or rather ‘They’) have a commission in place to review the Elected Presidency (EP) process. One of the most glaring change is the 500mil threshold to qualify. Reason being that ‘we’ need someone with lots of financial experience.

If that $500mil is the threshold, shouldn’t the folks selected to be in that review commission, each of the members have a $500mil minimum ‘experience themselves to make the recommended changes?

Fair enough, in the commission,there were some CEO of big shots GLC or big companies that depend on PAP govt for business (with $500 mil experience) chaired by Chief Justice Menon (sorry he has no $500 mil experience…). No one in the council represents the average Singaporean…. They are all high flyers linked to govt or GLC. Zero successful entrepreneurs (who are more creative and self starters).

And who are those in that council? GLC or big companies that depend on PAP govt for business. Again – Zero entrepreneurs (who are more creative and self starters) In the end the EP is required “to consult the Council of Presidential Advisers (CPA) when performing some of his functions”.

I HAVE A DREAM! Martin Luther King or Nelson Mandela did not have $500mil experience. Yet they became great leaders. Only in Singapore, we need $500mil ‘experience’ to cut ribbons and pose for photos…..

But… hey, I am just an average small Joe Singaporean. I may have a dream…. but I will need $500mil ‘experience’ to back it up.

Michael

 

 

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19 Responses to “My 2 cents worth of thoughts on the Elected President”

  • zika:

    According to this article (http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/singapore-budget-2015-ministerial-salaries-have-not-risen-in-past-three-years), the president earns $1.54 mil.

    If a person directly manages $500 mil, and he, within his corporate powers charges 1% in commission, he would earn $5 mil.

    But I feel at least 10% comm is more likely a typical scenario.

    Therefore why would I need to have a “president of sinkieland” title when I am already earning much more?

    Which gongkia would so desperately want to be president, only because he earn less than $1.54 mil in return for handling $500 mil.? What kind of abstract or indirect ‘experience’ is it that he did not deserve to earn at least $5 mil? How close in proximity is the candidate to this $500 mil. that he is in charge of?

    At the end of the day, another PAP puppet will be declared president lah!

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  • Hhh:

    They just want someone that few people can match and yet they can have full control to be a lame duck. Shake hands like KFC and say yes to everything,

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  • Zorro:

    The name of the game is ‘Heads I win, tails you lose’.

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  • 2 cents worth?:

    It worth more than 2 cents. It’s at least 2 trillion worth.

    Pay And Pay collected so much money from us, front door, back door. Also with the policy you die your business, they spend very little on sinkies.

    If only more Singaporeans think more and voice out their opinion about this issue.

    If PAP withhold so much of our money from us, then we need someone that we can trust to check on the PAP.

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  • N.Jungne:

    Let us leave it to KARMA,

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  • LIONS:

    Why not get a real “prata-man” to do the job?
    With the kind of criteria,they just want to make sure they habe an ERECTED presidrnt rather than an Elected President.

    Who are electing the President?
    The few dafts eho formed the CON-mittee or the PEOPLE?

    CPF MONEY IS AS GOOD AS CONfiscated UNLESS SGS WAKE UP N PUT IN MORE GOOD OPPO SGS to STOP THE BULLCRAP.

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  • no logic rules:

    True…no logic .
    But then again nothing they do makes sense anymore.
    Wayanging & prata flipping is their forte.

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  • "Minister of Politics":

    I wonder why didn’t the ruling party sets the same standard and requirements that people must have relevant experience when Ho Ching and Lim Boon Heng were propelled to the top management of Temasek (wow, multi billions company huh). And now both of them qualified to be an Elected President by virtue of them being propelled to the top posts in Temasek.
    What an irony?
    BTW, did the old guards of Singapore needed such requirements to safeguard Singapore?

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  • Clown:

    I have a monkey worth more than $500m, only eat peanuts.

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  • Dover:

    B wary of peple talking

    Big money.

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  • A Nation Of Dumb Parrots:

    Don’t be a fucking idiot to believe all the craps that PAP is try to sell.
    It is about money, the money that is stolen from cpf and reserves. Instead of electing a $500M super cheat, what we need is an honest and brave president.
    This PAP government must be removed.

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  • Pain Not Enough:

    2 cents worth?:
    It worth more than 2 cents. It’s at least 2 trillion worth.

    Pay And Pay collected so much money from us, front door, back door. Also with the policy you die your business, they spend very little on sinkies.

    If only more Singaporeans think more and voice out their opinion about this issue.

    If PAP withhold so much of our money from us, then we need someone that we can trust to check on the PAP.

    Many chances were given to dafts, but 70% dafts chose self check. Obviously dafts have thick hides and skulls, they deserve more pain. More pain needed.

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  • Reserves Gone CPF Gone:

    Hhh:
    They just want someone that few people can match and yet they can have full control to be a lame duck. Shake hands like KFC and say yes to everything,

    In short, these evil stooges have stolen all your cpf money and reserves,and is afraid that the people will know the truths. They are afraid that a prying people elected president will dig and ask too many questions.
    The truth will lead to the disintegration of PAP and the revelation of the massive corruptions and wrongdoings.
    If you want to know the truths and be set free, you need to kick out this evil PAP and vote for only oppositions.

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  • Mdm Ho for EP:

    I propose Mdm. Ho to stand for EP. If Hilary can become president of USA, why not have a woman president for Singapore?

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  • Can Someone Employs Dr TCB!:

    How Singaporeans wish a big corporation with >$500mil can employ Dr Tan Cheng Bock onto their Board.

    This way, the corporation will become even BIGGER when Dr TCB becomes the Elected President!

    Any takers?

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  • Where is the Logic?:

    You mean Tan Kin Lian is a better candidate than Dr Tan Cheng Bock?

    Come on, results from the last PE shown who is the better candidate!

    Why disqualify Dr Tan Cheng Bock?

    Scare he becomes President and open ‘that can of worms?’

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  • Kettle And Pots Are Both Black:

    Will you be surprised if Lim Boon Heng will be the one CHOSEN by the to stand for the next EP election? I believe not!!!

    Probably this is already in the gameplan since day one after the KFC man almost not make it in the last EP. I guess, setting the criteria for the $500m can simply advantage LBH’s position to qualify for the EP and at the same time makes to disqualify potential other EP candidates, like TCB. Killing two birds with one stone.

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  • Never a PAP voter:

    Goes to show, they know that those people having the 500 Million experience are PAP cronies. So lesson learned, never look up to rich people, they are all bas***d and backstabbers, rising in ranks and never care about others. Even if they care, it’s only for show. You see people who donate most of their income to charities are actually not rich people. While most that climb up far and high, don’t believe in charity or helping others. And they only care about their own success and only aligning themselves to successful people. Knowing well PAP holds power in business, money and law, they only care about obeying their PAP masters.

    Truly now the idea of million dollar politicians and officials, only generate a mindset of greed and attracts only the greedy. Even if the initial intention was not this, we now already see this happening.

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  • Ah Yam's Term Ending...:

    But our Nation Reserves is still outstanding!

    Basic KPI failed!

    How to be elected again?

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