Grace Fu: Workers Party and Sylvia Lim ‘low standards’

Leader of the House, Grace Fu has described the Workers Party (WP) as “low standards” after its Chairman, Sylvia Lim refused to apologise for a statement she made in Parliament during the budget debate on raising GST.

Ms Lim had during the debate, suggested that the Government had floated “trial balloons” on a possible tax hike but probably backed down after the public noted Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam’s comments in 2015 that the Government has enough revenue for the next decade.

Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam, Fiannce Minister Hemg Swee Keat and  House Leader Grace Fu then refuted Ms Lim’s allegation and asserted that the statement she made was both “dishonest” and “hypocritical”.

The trio then demanded that Ms Lim retract her statement and issue an apology, but Ms Lim refused and defended her statement as “honest suspicion”.

In Parliament today, Ms Lim asserted that she was reflecting concerns on the ground and that she did not accuse the government of being dishonest:

I do not accept the over-characterisation the PAP MPs have put on my words and intentions based on their own interpretation borne out of overactive imaginations and over sensitivity…

…I will not apologise to this House because I believe I was doing my duty as an MP, in the Constitutional role that we have been elected to, to give the Government the forum to account to the people, and for that I make no apology.

Ms Lim even quoted what Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong had said in Parliament during the 38 Oxley Road saga in Parliament:

I begin (Lee Hsien Loong’s) quote: “If MPs believe that something is wrong, it is the MP’s job to pursue the facts and make these allegations in their own name. Decide whether something seems to be wrong and if you think something is wrong, even if you are not fully sure, then come to this House, confront the government, ask for explanations and answers.”

This is the quote from PM Lee during the closing debate on 38 Oxley Road. So I’d like the leader (Grace Fu) to clarify: is there a difference in standard here? One standard when the PM’s name need to be cleared, and another standard when we are talking about raising taxes on the people?

Responding to Ms Lim’s refusal to apologise, Ms Fu put her on notice and remarked that Ms Lim’s behaviour is indicative of the low standards of “the member and her party”:

I would like to remind members of the house, that they may not abuse this privilege to misrepresent facts or mislead parliament, they are not entitled to make unsubstantiated allegations without taking steps to check the facts or knowingly maintain the allegations that have been shown to have no factual basis.

By so refusing, her conduct falls short of the standard of integrity and honor expected of all members. I must therefore put the honorable member on notice, and the rest of the House too, that if she repeats such dishonorable conduct and abuse parliamentary privilege, I will refer the matter to the Committee of Privileges.

Sylvia Lim faces possible jail time

Following her refusal to apologise, Ms Lim may be referred to Parliament’s Committee of Privileges for investigation and disciplinary actions.

The Committee is empowered to mete out punishments ranging from reprimand to jail terms not extending beyond the current Parliament session.

However, the committee cannot remove Ms Lim as a Member of Parliament.


* The entire exchange in Parliament can be viewed on YouTube [ LINK ].



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47 Responses to “Grace Fu: Workers Party and Sylvia Lim ‘low standards’”

  • Mainstreet Citizen:

    Did G.F. forgot that the government flipflop many times before.
    Did G.F. forgot that Minister Shanmugam got the figures wrong (town council fees) too? Got apologies or not?
    Did G.F. forgot about A.I.M.? Any apologies?
    What about secret commitee alleged by the siblings of d**honourable son?
    Talking of low standards, it reminds me of Charles and Alvin, etc.

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  • G..... FU!:

    If Sylvia’s behaviour is ‘low standard’, then FU is a definite “NO standard”! Oh man! How on earth did she get to become the House Leader? She’s a complete disgrace to her Ah Mah (principal of our top girls’ school)!

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  • Tharman r u quoted rightly!:

    Shouldn’t Tharman be given the chance to speak up for himself whether he was quoted correctly by Ms Sylvia Lim? If he is wrongly quoted, he being a Minister has the right to demand apology from Sylvia. Why is Tharman kept so quiet? Has Fu the power to deny his right to refute or substantiate what Sylvia has quoted? Here it is the integrity in Question? if the quote is correct, those BIW should instead kneel before the public and confess like good Christians or Hindu or Buddhist for their bullying behaviour. Singaporeans would like to hear from Tharman. It is time to show his loyalty to the Nation as all MPs and Ministers and President should be and party loyalty and obedience is nothing compared to loyalty to the Nation as we have vowed in
    reciting our national pledge and while standing for the raising of our national flag and singing our national anthem. Who hew the PAP when National interest and respect is concerned. so DPM Tharman. It is time long due to speak up whether Sylvia quoted rightly or lied about what you are claimed to have said. Evidence must be available in mdia report and if thos is said in Parliament parliamentary records should have this. If this is so, why Fu, Sham and Heng not producing such evidence against Sylvia! Patheyic to have such idiocy chased around in Parliament where respect should be upheld for what Constitution demands. Good grief and pathetic to have politicians with such calibre and with zero commonsense deserving this the well claimed zero tolerance.

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  • Tharman r u quoted rightly!:

    What if the public is correct that Tharman has said what was quoted. Who will have to be disciplined then? Tharman, the ball is now in your court and intergity and courage are at stake. Silence will belittle the honour of the office. The occupant must uphold the respect and honour of the office one publicly sworn on oath to protect and fulfilled the duties demanded? This is what is taught in a good education of citizens in any country including presumably in Singapore. So Tharman set a good example to all our youngs and the political aspirants.

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  • grace fool jiak sai:

    Sylvia Lim – “I do not accept the over-characterisation the PAP ministers have put on my words and intentions, based on their own interpretation, borne out of over-active imagination and oversensitivity.

    These words are so power lah.
    Going down to Bras Basah Complex to custom make a plaque.
    With Sylvia’s words on it.
    Hang in my living room.
    A conversation piece guaranteed.

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    Yes, jailed Sylvia Lim.

    No one will pity her.

    I PAP.SURE.WIN urged all right minded supporters to quickly dump Sylvia like how you all dump JBJ, Dr Chee and Roy to face the consequence themselves.

    Readers beware: Opposition will crash Singapore. Watch this video clip.

    Majullah $PAP PAP Huat Huat Huat

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  • oxygen:

    IT IS MONGREL DOGS, YOBBOS AND SNAKES ARE ON TRIAL. If they dare any further mischiefs, it is their a*ses bend over.

    A combination of 3G and fanciful dreamland 4G took on one WP lady and lost. ALAMAK, SO STUPID proven and seen in the public eye. Their demeanour tells it all of a political thuggery attacking like a pack of wild dogs. WP is VERY SMART – the rest of them smartly restraint in joining the defence of SL. The attackers pretending that this is a prosecution courtroom quoting a judicial stance – oblivious that the judge and jury of public mind smell of rat of a corpse in the chicanery scheming. In any division, there is two side of interpretation coin. Who you believe? The TTBL (theatric, threats, bluffs and lies) caught out or the bullied calm dignified restraint unperturbed and unshaken by the false caricature attack incessant and fouled of evidence so obvious? By not coming to the rescue of SL, the WP came across the public mind (judge and jury) as the targetted object of victimisation.

    GST or GET SINGAPORE THINKING really works wonder this time. Peasants saw through the blatant lies – suspicions cannot be questioned and tabled for parliamentary debate? Really? Who brought family feud based on suspicions of executive power using public service to intimidate sibling onto the parliamentary floor? It is not SL or WP, right? Which LAW HYPOCRITICAL tabled statistics in Parliament during the AHPETC municipal accounting issue caught by SL, no less, and unable to explain what the numbers means and if it is reliable? Who brought the suspicious FAKE NEWS of $22.5 million cash transfer to Punggol Town Council? Who told Parliament that CPF is not our money, presumable some unknown thieves owned that and we are its debtors?


    The theatrics, lies and bluffs all confused of bluffs, lies and more theatrics which only the mongrel dogs, yobbos, snakes and b*tches can’t see BUT THE JUDGE/JURY of the public mind see through every layers of PAPpys arrogant deceptions and pretended ignorance of FAKE INNOCENCE.

    PAPpys all got so carried away and too hot to even self-aware the public mind has very contemptuous view of their demeanor and behavior.

    If they want to persecute SL further on this caught out floating trial balloon ignominy of PAPpys shame exposed, I SAY BRING IT ON!!

    GST now resides in the public mind as GET SINGAPORE THINKING. Yes, PAPpys add more fuel to fire and see who are the 3Gs and 4Gs still around after the next GENERAL ELECTION.

    This GET SINGAPORE THINKING blow-jobbing of PAPpys woke up a lot of Sinkies in LEE-jiapore and A LOT ARE NOW riding the train call “GET SINGAPORE THINKING” like never before.

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  • If not for cronyism she prosti:

    A child’s social etiquette REFLECTS the kind of UPBRINGING it’s parents gave it.

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  • How bitchy can fplp gets:

    It is real eye opener to see how power can make a fplp bitchy extremo. All MPs not only papists deserve respects as they are voted by Singaporeans to represent their voice.
    PAP once said about hdb upgrading in pap wards and in wp wards. This itself is a below belt insults to Singaporeans freedom of selecting their MPs and should not be alienated. Why is it not condemned by the leader of the house.or by the guardients of the Constitution.? Why now pointing at wp when the public noted Tharman’s earlier statement. Would Tharman stands up and verify whether he has said such thing? It is a matter of personal integrity which should be held more importantly than oarty obedience as a MP responsible to his consituents and Singaporeans.
    Would Tharman speak up and not remaining silent while the hawks are chewing up the lambs. The Sinners savoir has said that the world belongs to the weak and not the powerful.

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  • Mountain out of a molehill:

    Tsk tsk tsk! This high n mighty attitude of the PAP has made a mountain out of a molehill.
    the whole bunch of them are dishonorable!
    Good for you ms lim! You stood up to these bullies !
    We applaud you!hip hip hurray!

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  • rukiddig:

    Ha,ha,ha,….P>A>P shot its own foot because they were “caught” , contradicting their own past statements ???

    Mistakes or was the past statements “fake info” ????

    The HEROINE “stands tall”….ready to defend !

    The “Crooks” stands up ( one by one ) trying hard to “defend” by “throwing mud and dog poo” all over a STRONG, FORMIDABLE , HEROINE !!!!

    PITY those bunch of Pimps and prostitutes indeed .

    GOD is coming to “make things right” for the people .

    Amend !

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  • an0n:

    Feedback is good.

    If no feedback, then scarly at AGM, Shareholders revolt! Want to sack the whole Board (siao liao)! Management tio stunned – CEO must come out (finally!) to bow bow bow; “solly solly solly”, “we will do better”, “please bear with us” etc etc etc; tears and mucus, rolling heads, hara-kiri, seppuku, etc etc etc – must all bring out and pasar malam for everyone to see. Rights issue treeeple confirm bye bye! Aiyoyoh… Sooo drama! Sooo paiseh! For whaaat?!

    That’s why must trial balloon lah!

    Unless, of course, when you are the type who knows everything and is always right.

    Then no need.

    So what type are you, har?

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  • Amos exposed PAP hypocrisy:

    Grace Fu is an idiot. PAP under LHL has failed Singaporeans big-time proving it is incompetent therefore a “low quality” party.

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  • William C:

    Was Grace Fu the one who chope a carpark lot? Did she apologise?

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  • Trust only myself:

    She never ask the liar to apologise for the missing $22.5 millions TC funds?
    Bloody double standard and her party’s low standard…..wonder why Singaporeans so stupid to have such minister…

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  • Bapak:

    If Slyvia Lim is jailed, it will be the end of PAP.

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  • DisGraceFUl Evil:

    The shit is now very vulnerable to being questioned about WHY THE TOP MANAGEMENT OF O&M can be excused for NOT BEING AWARE of the over a decade of Bribery or Corruption at such a large scale.

    So, the SHIT only can resort to its ONE Way Of Control : FEAR.

    The peasants have been controlled by fear already for 53 to 60 years.
    But the gst issues they find it too difficult to subdue the peasants. So they spread fear by saying some has been tekkan for speaking up at kopi shops.
    This shows how DESPERATE and USELESS THEY ARE.


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  • N.Jungne:

    Alarmak Grace high standard like that arh. “chiu tat lan” yet pretend to hold her LC head high

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  • nomatterhow:

    誰低层次不是妳大鼻子说了算,真正的低层次嘛。。。大家有目共睹的。讲多错多,再不闭上狗嘴最终只会弄巧成拙让妳那不光彩的主子更加的颜面尽失,更加的无地自容! 哈哈!

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  • Maxchewy:

    No lah. Not this time. I think they got stung dumbfounded with her logical, robust defence of her words.
    How to counter-rebut?. Fu fool was really taken aback and was stuck for words initially. They actually thought SL was about to apologise and retract her “defamatory” words ….Kwai-Kwai like her colleague Leon Pereira. But they didn’t account for her legal expertise and gutsy strength of character. A woman of substance and steel!
    Well done, Sylvia! You will always have my respect and admiration. We look to you as one of our top leaders to lead Singapore forward to a decent democratic free nation for our kids and grandkids. They deserve a better life.

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  • john:

    Really buay tahan this disgrace fool! Baseless accusations, threatening…

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  • 鸟龙的人:


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  • The Rot Started From The Top:

    In truth, only politicians whom are not transparent in their ruling, hiding facts and using public fund to ‘Fix’ opponents are not only low standard, also are tyrant politicians. Such tyrant used public money to satisfy their own greed, in the form of salaries, using their own laws to clear themselves of wrong-doings, manipulating electorate boundaries and making false allegations against oppositions to win votes.

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  • karma:

    DickFool,your tax pay so high in Swiss living whereas stupid shitICent in low wages but living in first world
    You wakeup…return all cPeeF @55
    HdigBitch not $0 @99
    Knnbccb..KARMA ,pls carry out your holy duty now

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  • PotCallingTheKettleBlack:

    The PAPs bullying tactics n mudsligging towards the opp parties, show us citizens theh have MUCH LOWER STANDARDS than WP MPs.
    In fact since GE2015 its dived to the LOWEST.
    PAPs are desperate so got to fix anyone who dares stand up to them and their dirty tactics. Theyve shown their true colours one too many times. What are they afraid of? their reputation? What reputation is there left to defend??? They ruined it themselves. Lousy backstabbing buggers.

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  • It is a good dog when called:

    “There are three principles in a man’s being and life, the principle of thought, the principle of speech, and the principle of action. The origin of all conflict between me and my fellow-men is that I do not say what I mean and I don’t do what I say.” Martin Buber

    ” The Disinformer’s Gambit

    Always accuse your adversary of whatever is true about yourself.


    I mentioned Disinformers,
    Look who takes offense, and pops in, to comment.
    I did not mention anyone’s name,
    but apparently someone feels that this is about them.

    It is safe to conclude that if one were to throw a rock into a pen full of pigs,
    and one of them squealed,
    that the one that squealed,
    would be the one that you had hit.
    Who is it that says that this “shoe fits”?
    It is a good dog, who comes when he is called. ”

    The link,
    The Disinformer’s Gambit – Google Groups!topic/misc.activism.militia/3JByaOVzgTA

    The Difference Between Sophistry & Philosophy | Ethical Realism

    Socratic Method –

    Article 14: Not profiteering. But politicking?

    Epistemology – My Webspace files

    How to Critique an Argument – ThoughtCo

    ps, if the links failed, use the Title header to ” Search instead for ” Title header to access link.

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  • shrieking and beating:

    //Leader of the House, Grace Fu has described the Workers Party (WP) as “low standards” after its Chairman, Sylvia Lim refused to apologise for a statement she made in Parliament during the budget debate on raising GST.//

    yar lor. all the white monkey idiots patting and grooming one another; and then shrieking and beating their white idiotic chests in unison lor.

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  • pap selected INDIAN president:

    WP low standard is far better than pap no standard.

    not a single pap Lj or pap Cb can speak from the heart. all of them speak from a script like a ffffing robot.

    if any pap Lj or pap Cb ever chooses to disagree with pap policy that pap Lj or pap Cb must pretend to leave chamber when vote is being cast.

    this kind of no standard life where got meaning? far better to quit pap and join low standard WP. at least can speak from the heart.

    life, if ever it is worth living, is to be lived as one likes as one chooses, not by the script of some self declared ownself check ownself system.

    WE are citizens of Singapore. we believer WP, or any OPPOSITION party, is far superior than pap. if WP low standard, so be it. low standard is far better than no standard.


    pap lies all the time. if it cannot lie, pap bullies by abusing power.

    even lky son and daughter publicly says so of ABUSE OF POWER.

    and since the words are from lky son and daugther they got to be true.

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    Year of the DoG.

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  • Grace got No standard:

    Disgraced Fu, you dare to say WP and Sylvia very low standard, as if you have high standard ? Just look back at the video clip of the debate. Sylvia had a response to all your points and accusations. At the end of it all, you looked bumbfounded, like Chui Tat Lan. Even when you resorted to scolding her, you had to refer to your script – like that consider high standard meh ?

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  • FL:

    I think many people are very disappointed with this so-called million$$ ministar rudely describing Slyvia having low standards. I don’t know what standard this “Foo” has? As an honourable ministar, you don’t have to act this way, i.e. you lost an argument to that person, you big mouth a person as low standards !! That’s a very “dis-graceful” act !

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  • Karma is KIASI:

    Karma dare not touch the CB .

    I wanted to post a comment on YouTube channel by the whites.
    But I did not after seeing that none of the comments posted were made visible to the public.

    The YouTube shows x number of posted comments but almost all are not visible why? Deleted?

    What is there to hide?

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  • sg cares:

    grace fu,dont yak so much.
    just ask lee hl to put you up in a NEW SMC n challenge SL if you think you are better than her.

    why gossip?

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  • Immediate recovery action!:

    Shit Times today speedily embark on a face-recovery propaganda expousing her perceived pearls of wisdom from last month interview. But not wizened enough to be considerate and practical during parliament debates. What a big farce!

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  • Her cunt sure smelly:

    Our heroine gave valid reasons and rationale .
    That smelly eviil ignore all these and say she bad.

    Of course no amount of good reasons will be accepted by the smelly eviil.

    In ANY OTHER COUNTRIES, except north Korea, the respective countries SOCIAL JUSTICE would have forced the smelly eviil to apologise and resign.

    But this is Singapore. Everyone is timid and INTIMIDATED.
    Only this country it’s citizens can be INT8MIDATED TO SUCH AN EXTENT. The other known coubtry like this is North Korea.

    This land is not worth defending.

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  • Barack Obama says:

    Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek…If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress… We, the People, recognize that we have responsibilities as well as rights; that our destinies are bound together; that a freedom which only asks what’s in it for me, a freedom without a commitment to others, a freedom without love or charity or duty or patriotism, is unworthy of our founding ideals, and those who died in their defense.

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  • paleface:

    This big nose ugly Dfool.

    Cantonese say “A dead chicken still kicking the pot cover”.

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    A poem dedicated to one disgraceful Grace Fu

    Grace Fu oh Grace Fu, you were so not graceful
    Auntie Sylvia said a mouthful
    and you grew all resentful
    Yes some words were hurtful
    perhaps not exactly truthful
    then again you are so much more powerful
    couldn’t you be a wee bit more merciful?

    Grace Fu oh Grace Fu, you were so not graceful
    In fact your demeanor was awful
    This is the second time you lost your cool
    and went all boo hoo hoo
    Give us a clue as to why you acted like a fool
    Ate too full, or secret hopes of a promotion not coming true?

    More at

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  • My hum:

    Her father brought her up to be what the person she is today.

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  • LIONS:

    Low standard is surely better than NO STANDARD,ya?

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  • talking abt low standard:

    The recent multiplicity in PA ministers exhibition of arrogance, disrepects to Singaporeans, bullies extremo with nfi of what is grace and human values, exhibition of alien pro and anti Citizens public policy remarks like “i have no problems to import foreign PMETs” political threat to citizens have been seen by arrogant braibdead papists as their birth right. the pap version of isa is now coded as pap hitleristic inclination but unfortunately now darkened in yellow banana red doys different from the whitish trash of Europe. The bulldoze thru an indian for an honour and privilege of the Malay Community. The glaring contradiction on medical cost for pap billionaires ministers and a backlash of woody warped argument of if one does not pay he neglectbttuely only a rotten idiot has that pervert version of logic. Surprising this has been passed down to the PAPvyoung punks like the $10 chaitowkwei. Thruly justifying the new version of Not MIW but now Biw.

    Arnold de Meyer should be sacked for contradicting the urge of BIW that degree is unnecessary to the PAP voters. The dissenters of course agree with Arnold that degree is impt and BIW are bushshitting and desperately trying to prove how nfi they are and how evil they r to have their precious sons having all the space and enjoying the money extracts from the citizens. Rotten idioys are good example to waste medical education and robbed away young citizens’ Dreamed career and wish to serve in the medical profession.

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  • cruel step mom disgraceful:

    Low standard is surely better than NO STANDARD,ya?

    But which Low does she know ? Hoe hoe?
    Is it Low This KHIANG Low or
    Our anus lie low that low?

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  • Great Asia:

    “low standards”?!!!

    The Great Asia has been saying for years, Singapore is about the feudal lord and his feudal system.

    Nowadays you still can find a PAP fat cat who has standard?

    You are probably being stuck in the 20th century.

    Ha ha ha 1

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  • Timid Balless:

    LTK standard is Low as standard.

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  • PAP= Police state:

    PAP is guilty of abuse and hostility to opposition MPs who are committed to upholding their pledge to do their job in being the voice of their voters.

    Disgrace Foo should be referred to the Parliamentary Committee on Privileges for making threats.

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  • Eviil be gone:

    Ad hominem is an attack directly at a person’s character .
    It’s a method equivalent to picking a fight.

    It lures the victim to fight by insulting the person directly.

    The intent is evil.

    I worry that out heroine has fallen into a trap.

    They want to destroy her.

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