The Singapore Which LKY Built Is Not As Good As One Thinks

The saddest realization was that many S’poreans didn’t know was that the late LKY didn’t built a STRONG NATION but took the reins of unbridled power for himself in order to facilitate building his Dynasty. He created a cult-like power structure which doesn’t have any proper checks & balances within the system – it was a Personality-driven system based on faith & trust. [ LINK ]

It is no coincidence that his own 2 children now faces the impediments & obstacles (re: allegations of the abuse of power) in their drive to fulfill their father’s last will. [ LINK ]

Today, S’pore the so-called NATION, is weak at it’s core! The people (the electorate) are politically weak & totally clueless (no thanks to the pro-govt MSM); the political elites are strong but callous (ruthless in actions & deeds; insensitive to people’s welfare re:Sungei Road traders) & the country is invaded by foreigners of all kinds depriving the local core of jobs & a sense of national identity. If the LKY had established a proper system of accountability; a proper check & balance mechanism; S’pore wouldn’t be in this mess today. IN A SENSE, THE LATE LKY WAS THE ARCHITECT FOR THE PROBLEMS THAT WE SEE TODAY FOR S’PORE. [ LINK ]

Look at the last years of LKY – barely standing yet unable to let go. He had to be around well into his nineties simply to ensure stability for his regime. Most democratic politicians would had enjoy 2-3 decades of retirement already. Why work so hard & for so long? Ask yourself this question- already made so much money – dunno how to spend, meh? What is the purpose of life then?

Look at LKY’s own family structure – his children barely talk to each other. PM LHL/HC form one clique; LWL/LHY another. Where is the family unity? Each of the 3 LKY children had each of their future mapped out (ie. Successful pathways) & their lifetime of wealth
guaranteed. Yet they are fight like cats & dogs – Why? We the common people have to eke our own survival & existence – yet do we behave like them? Where we got time for all this! S’PORE IS IMPLODING FROM WITHIN – the S’pore political system is, sad to say,
institutionally flawed to even begin with. [ LINK ]

 

 

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29 Responses to “The Singapore Which LKY Built Is Not As Good As One Thinks”

  • Amos humiliate L*L and PAP:

    Foreign critics did tell LKY his “system” would die with him. It is inevitable because it is is based on nepotism, patronage, and fear not on openness, transparency, competence, and effectiveness.

    PAP is “spent force”. Singaporeans should bury it with LKT at the next GE and move on.

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  • Samuel S:

    Failure of LKY ruled yet 70% of electorates think he is the best. Yet our current MPs and Ministers now openly declared him senile when written his wills! If not because of PAP perhaps we Singapore is a better place to live and work!

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  • Titiana Ann Xavier:

    LKY did not lay a strong foundation for the nation. He did it only for his PAP. Even then, the foundation was not strong. Today, the signs are clear for all to see. His family, the Party and the nation are in various stages of decay. In time to come, his family, the PAP and this nation will disintegrate. Singapore may go the way of Yugoslavia, a nation that split up after the death of Dictator Tito.

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  • CCK:

    Indeed SG as a nation is fundamentally weak, its people are weak … all designed to be so by the old fart.

    Unfortunately after the passing of the old fart, the peoples’ eyes remain closed, the fear factor in them remains omnipresent.

    Is this the characteristics of a democratic nation ? Ownself check ownself ?
    Dafts ought to start asking themselves critical questions, for the sake of the children and grandchildren.

    Free chicken rice can only bring you that far.

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  • oxygen:

    INSIGHTFUL & WELL-WRITTEN of the true sorry state of Sinkieland – PAPpy worshippers would never acknowledge these hard truths of what is really happening.

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  • Joe Wong:

    Most Singaporeans reading this articles will probably have to agree that the author makes a strong point.

    Singapore is in a huge mess because of the policies of the past.

    Economic success is easy to achieve if your workers have no rights.

    Just imagine a slave plantation.

    You would never have heard of a slave plantation failing because slaves have no rights.

    You make use of them until they are no use to you and then you discard them.

    The same with a country where citizens have no rights.

    But treating citizens as slaves is only one half of it.

    The other part is that Singapore is extremely fortunate to be strategically located.

    If Singapore were situated in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, we would still be just a fishing village because the British East India company would not have been interested in the island and would not have developed it into an entrepot.

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  • PATRIOT of TEMESAK:

    The PRICE to pay for Hero Worshipping an EVIL pygmy of a man sitting on shoulders of Giant of MEN like Lim Chin Siong and Goh Keng Swee

    Germany PAID a Hefty PRICE for the same cause in worshipping an Evil Man called Hitler at least he rose on his OWN STEAM, not on others

    When Catastrophe Strikes after the collapse of the ILLUSION House of Cards…I pray this millennial generation or snowflakes will have the same GUMPTION as their forefathers once HAD!!!

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  • Connection equals Corruption:

    Even his own grandson is telling his friends – “Singapore news is heavily controlled by the government”..

    Blame who now that lky’s younger children even have to resort to using the social media so that their grievances could be heard?

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  • conu go eat shit:

    LEE KAYU was not THE REAL ARCHITECT behind Singapore.It was men like GOH KENG SWEE ,RAJARATNUM
    TOH CHIN CHYE and other pioneers.After theses men retired THE TYRANNT LEE KAYU was at a lost on how to grow the Economy.
    He and his idiot son just grew the economy just by mass importation of Fucking Trash.The party that put LEE KAYU To the status of a DEMI GOD had said he was senile while he signed his last will.The PAP is telling us that we had a mad mp amoug our mist.

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  • Joe Wong:

    Despite the success handed to us by the British, Singapore is in a mess today.

    This is because the policies of the past were not meant to improve the lives of citizens but to keep the regime in power.

    Most authoritarian regimes want to cling on to power and therefore they don’t trust their own people.

    Top positions are usually reserved for families and cronies.

    If that is not enough, the rest of the positions are filled up by foreigners.

    Even in the wayang parliament, you will see families, cronies and foreigners.

    And then there is the armed forces.

    Small authoritarian regimes are always afraid of military coups.

    That is why small authoritarian regimes will prefer to have military conscription rather than a fully professional army.

    They are also usually afraid of having strong generals, so they usually fill the top military positions with bookworms or paper generals.

    Even then, they might not trust these generals and make them retire by their 40s so that they don’t become too powerful.

    As for the economy, they usually don’t want citizens becoming wealthy businessmen.

    Wealthy businessmen might not agree with them and therefore give generously to the opposition parties.

    To prevent this, authoritarian regime prefer businesses to be owned by the state or their cronies.

    Even in sports, authoritarian regimes might be afraid of having their citizens achieve success.

    Popular and successful sportsmen might become interested in politics and contest the elections against their puppets.

    So policies are in place to make sure people are not interested in sports.

    And as for the media and education, their role is to brainwash the people and keep them daft.

    And in this modern world where critical thinkers are needed, this is a sure sign that continuing with the policies of the past will surely result in a huge failure.

    Best thing to do is get out before the ship sinks.

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  • PATRIOT of TEMESAK:

    PATRIOT of TEMESAK:
    The PRICE to pay for Hero Worshipping an EVIL pygmy of a man sitting on shoulders of Giant of MEN like Lim Chin Siong and Goh Keng Swee

    Germany PAID a Hefty PRICE for the same cause in worshipping an Evil Man called Hitler at least he rose on his OWN STEAM, not on others

    When Catastrophe Strikes after the collapse of the ILLUSION House of Cards…I pray this millennial generation or snowflakes will have the same GUMPTION as their forefathers once HAD!!!

    Further to my PIECE….LKY met a German in the USA better known as the modern architect of Eugenics to DEPOPULATE the 3rd World population…Singapore was NOT named as one of the third World consisting of India-Pakistan-Bangladesh-SriLanka & Philippines…His Name??? Dr.Kissinger…doctor of DEATH!!! LKY visit USA eight times to meet up and discussed this EVIL plan of destroying INNOCENT LIVES in Singapore better known as Stop @ 2 or be PENALIZED…in EXCHANGE for using Singapore as a TOOL for his evil Plan of Depopulation the 3rd World or Eugenics which LKY gleefully accepted in EXCHANGE for US Investment in the 70s

    AND…as they say the rest is History ACCORDING to LKY and his BS “HARD TRUTH”….and for the STOOPID SHEEP??? now you know why Kissinger and LKY are Buddies and we HAD INVESTMENTs from US???

    TODAY…it is PayBack TIME!!! the souls of the INNOCENTS will haunt Singapore until the EVIL is totally REMOVED

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  • LIONS:

    I want to be fair n ,therefore,i must say the Old Guards left us a decent “FOUNDATION”;its just that after the OLD GUARDS got REPLACED by YE$-men,sometime back in the mid-80s,LKY went about “silos” like some kind of MAFIA BO$$ and especially when schemed to make PEANUTS GOH a seat-warmer for his HOLEE son.

    To make things worse,GOOD sgs are chased out of our corporate workplaces n even govt,some exiled for daring to dissent the erratic ways.

    Out Foundation was weaken n destroyed later on by the dishonourablr one.

    What we need noe is a NEW WAVE OF OPPO LEADERS to ecfect CHANGE here before Sg n sgs ctumble comoletely.

    To thodehose who only see DARKNESS,I hope they dont despair.
    We can rise again but there is much REFLECTION N REPARATION work to be done.

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  • No.10:

    Cook will make good leaders

    cos they will produce good policies too

    That peple can swallow.

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  • billyma:

    This fighting episode of lky’s children should correct history that lky is a great leader of the country.
    Lky is not that great after all.

    It just the PAP newspaper & media that inflate the real important of lky.

    Look at how lky can’t even handle a simple old house.

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  • N.Jungne:

    The more he resist, the more he has to pay for the Deed and Greed of his father. He may not be able to let go, anyway Karma is infinitive.

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  • Fools:

    Sin is a modern day tower of Babel – building upwards through meritocracy or the rights of the aristocrats.
    These are dreams to be gods by men of dust in denial.

    Such a city is unsustainable and untenable because it’s foundation has to be dark, brutal and inhumane.

    The people will eventually have to pay a very high price when the curtains fall.

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  • Rabble-rouser:

    Joe Wong: The other part is that Singapore is extremely fortunate to be strategically located.

    But strategic location isn’t going to cut it in the new Knowledge Economy as well as in China’s grand scheme of things to come re: their OBOR plans.
    Some of us in TRE had warned about the dangers of overconcentration on Bricks’N Mortar investments as seen in S’pore. In the US, Bricks’N Mortar retailing scene are being laid waste by fierce online competition from Amazon & others. A lot of US shopping malls had been rendered vacant by excessive mall investments (too much retail sq.ft. of physical space from easy money) & from the ferocious online competition capturing a huge % of shopping $.
    In the commercial space re: office & manufacturing Brick’N Mortar – automation & smart apps are killing jobs in huge numbers. The need for space is fast disappearing. Instead ‘Big Data’ are replacing the Traditional Brick’N Mortar asset base with Server Farms; Cloud Computing; Cyberspace/Internet networking which have become the new business assets.
    China is intentionally bypassing S’pore in their scheme of global trade & naval strategy. Before OBOR, it was China naval strategy which was known as THE STRING OF PEARLS. S’pore was seen by China’s Navy as both a naval bottleneck & a ‘hostile’ element. In the Geo-Political scheme of things, S’pore is doomed through it’s US affiliation & history. At a time when Donald Trump is pulling back & focusing on inciting trade wars with China – one can see the deep implications of OBOR on S’pore future. With S’pore being an open economy – without TPPA & excluded from OBOR – you could see the vulnerabilities coming forth & be expose within the next few years. Can the PAP continue with it’s foreigner first & influx policy?
    The last implication would be, with so much ongoing residential developments in S’pore & already with 90% home ownership – the surfeit of housing supply coming through would be interesting indeed. And the demographics of S’poreans are ageing, too. What do you think would happen?

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  • Rabble-rouser:

    Joe Wong: Even in sports, authoritarian regimes might be afraid of having their citizens achieve success.
    Popular and successful sportsmen might become interested in politics and contest the elections against their puppets.

    S’pore’s first Olympic Gold medallist was Joseph Schooling. He is a US-based swimming athletic who relied on world-class US-developed training & nutritional programs to get to where he is. His father had sold his private property to fund his son’s stay in the US. And it is not cheap living & studying there! Where was the State support then?
    Frankly, if not for Nationalistic pride being the first S’porean Gold medallist, Joseph Schooling could have adopted US citizenship & reap huge endorsements $$$ & he could be set for life. His choice made him proud but poor. And it was a sacrifice worth making. Can we say the same for our million $ ministers especially one particular [Dis]Grace Fu?

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  • Homeless Cat:

    The PAP forget that their duty is to create and build a country that can endure past their lifetimes. Yeah, we got it good and right on many parts. But there are some things that can be done better or which need to be changed.

    If they do not do this, the PAP will be obsolete and worthless.

    …Or are they already so?

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  • True Blue Singapore:

    Loser Chee and Quitter Oxygen and Jealous LHY n LWL are the ones destroying Singapore. Only the blind can’t see the truth.

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  • Country no life no soul:

    Why so paranoid make e’yees work long hours without work life balance ?

    Why close down sungei rd ?

    Why so paranoid squeeze e’yees to work so hard cannot enjoy happiness ?

    Why raise rental costs so high ? Housing cost so high ? Water so high, food price so high, car price so high, costs living so high ?

    Why so paranoid to survuval, make livelihood so hard ?

    Or it’s not being paranoid to survival, it’s juz widening of income gap & oppression & control of the weathy ones ? The rich getting more riches ?

    Look at other countries, do they make citizens paranoid & work so hard until country has no life no soul no culture no identity …

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  • UG:

    Wah seh. Is this article written by PRC? Like PRC say economic poverty hear liao very easy to understand. Rather than people say absolute poverty vs relative poverty. Si bei eye opening article leh. Like that Roy may have 1% of Nostradamus skill, say year dunno what dunno what, people will dunno become how, like become more chiam meaning like that.

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  • Hoping......:

    The results speak for itself.
    We hope and pray all will end well for the sake of our children and grandchildren.

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  • PATRIOT of TEMESAK:

    True Blue Singapore:
    Loser Chee and Quitter Oxygen and Jealous LHY n LWL are the ones destroying Singapore. Only the blind can’t see the truth.

    an IDIOT is one who “CANNOT THINK”

    WORSE are those who have eyes that do NOT see & Ears that do NOT hear…When CLEARLY LKY DESTROYED 500,000 unborn through LEEgal Abortion @ KK Hospital for $5.00 per pot…Detained without Trial innocent Patriots who did NOT agree with him…ALL can be SEEN clearly for those with eyes that SEE!!!

    And….”There is NO level playing Field, I will always get 2eggs without paying for the extra” clearly HEARD in parliament for those who can HEAR!!!

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  • PATRIOT of TEMESAK:

    LIONS:
    I want to be fair n ,therefore,i must say the Old Guards left us a decent “FOUNDATION”;its just that after the OLD GUARDS got REPLACED by YE$-men,sometime back in the mid-80s,LKY went about “silos” like some kind of MAFIA BO$$ and especially when schemed to make PEANUTS GOH a seat-warmer for his HOLEE son.

    To make things worse,GOOD sgs are chased out of our corporate workplaces n even govt,some exiled for daring to dissent the erratic ways.

    Out Foundation was weaken n destroyed later on by the dishonourablr one.

    What we need noe is a NEW WAVE OF OPPO LEADERS to ecfect CHANGE here before Sg n sgs ctumble comoletely.

    To thodehose who only see DARKNESS,I hope they dont despair.
    We can rise again but there is much REFLECTION N REPARATION work to be done.

    Bro. we were a BREED of Lions in the 50s and early 60s but were MANIPULATED by a Bastard of a pygmy passing off as a Giant….we TOILED from sunrise to sunset to feed and raised a family of toughies…And he destroyed a whole generation in the 70s with [email protected] LEEgalising Abortion and 500,000 was slaughtered since he believed that the Pioneer Generation were NOT intelligent enough to BREED White Horses at worse a Grey like himself BUT a POOL of IDIOTS…That DARK period where our POTENTIAL of 500,000 was being replaced by a POOL of Rats that will NOT hesitate to ABANDONED ship when it is sinking…That will happen not too far in the future and we the Tough Core will once again pick up the pieces, rebuilt and bring back all the Lions driven from their HOMES by an Evil man now GONE for GOOD

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  • Rabble-rouser:

    UG:
    Wah seh. Is this article written by PRC?

    The standard of English is relatively good for this article – how can it be written by any piss-poor English level PRC who can’t string a proper sentence together or use grammatically correct sentences & words?
    Ha-ha-ha-ha, go figure that one out!

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  • How a 70 years old sees him.:

    He does not suffer fools gladly, he is intolerant of the slightest criticism, he probably thinks he is the smartest person on the planet, he has a big ego, underlying that obviously he is somewhat greedy, he is praised for what he had done obviously in terms of the economic and physical transformation of the country but the outside world are blinded to the social engineering going on here, he believes in elitism, he believes in creating an elitist society as he talks about graduate mothers’ scheme and marriage arrangement, and genetic engineering, natural superiority of some groups or class over others, he will not tolerate anyone that disagrees with him and he hammered, ridicule, bankrupt and lock up his opponents; he craved for adulation – just watch his body language and expression on tv during interviews and how he smarted when criticized, he is obviously smart but very stupid at the same time but he does not realize that of course. He appears cold and frigid most of the time.
    He believes in meritocracy in that by and large intelligence is evaluated on exam results.
    He designs his meritocracy beliefs and beliefs as suit him.
    Therefore not much of a chance for slow learners, late bloomers with latent individual skills; probably never cross his mind that every person is a unique individualistic person with his own god given ability. Hard for him to understand or appreciate this.
    He apparently is not too keen on questions of religion and philosophy and metaphysics.
    Hardly talks about it.
    He believes the human brain could conquer everything and probably life ends at death and that’s it.
    He cannot see beyond his blinkers.
    He is far removed from the spiritual world and he hardly mention God in his speeches.
    He thinks he could transform the country into a super first world country by taking in foreigners and at the same time make them into citizens to get their votes. He wants to stay in power forever. This is ongoing policy.
    He is a political animal.
    Well everyone has to die some time. And he is gone now.
    We are now called an economic miracle in comparison to many other countries.
    We are now so-called first world by some measurements.
    Has he created a soulless society as evidently he does seem to be interested in the arts and sports and music.
    Or was he just a big arrogant bully.
    Many people suffers because of him
    One man can make a lot of difference.
    Is he overall a good or a bad person?
    I voted for his party in the earlier elections but not in the last two.
    Well the results are playing out now and he will be judged whether he has done more good than harm for the country and people.

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  • Change We Must:

    LKY built his Lee dynasty, historically it will not last.

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  • UG:

    Rabble-rouser: The standard of English is relatively good for this article – how can it be written by any piss-poor English level PRC who can’t string a proper sentence together or use grammatically correct sentences & words?
    Ha-ha-ha-ha, go figure that one out!

    I just asking only lah. A lot of comments very eye opening also. So many khiang lang.

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