PAP is no longer the great party it once was

As someone who has supported People’s Action Party (PAP) for the past 3 decades, I cannot help but frown on the recent antics of the people who are supposedly our future political leaders. It is a far cry from the PAP I have known them to be.

During the late 70s, my Dad was unable to secure a hawker stall and approached our Member of Parliament Sha’ari Tadi for help. At that time, he understood our plight and personally helped us with rental and utility bills before pushing for us. Eventually, we managed to secure one at the newly built Bedok Interchange and our lives improved from there on.

Later, we were also the beneficiaries of Dr Tan Cheng Bock’s clinic. When my mum was sick, he gladly helped us even though we were not residents of his. I admired him and was glad to know that he has given tremendous efforts helping Singaporeans, including using Central Provident Fund to fund higher education and having dared to speak up against his own party against the use of foreign talents.

It is with deepest regret that many of the MPs wearing the PAP uniform today fall short of the standards that have been set by their predecessors. Our collective leadership has failed us by a standard that would not acceptable to the great Mr Lee Kuan Yew himself. Just look at what has happened recently.

The first disappointment came of course during the 38 Oxley Road saga – So many questions remain. Why would siblings of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong come up in such a manner to even label him as a “dishonourable son”? Why is his own nephew seeking refuge in another land? Why is Li Sheng Wu being prosecuted by an Attorney-General who is PM Lee’s personal lawyer with no experience in criminal law?

Worse, I personally felt that the reserved Presidential election would be something that the late Mr Lee himself would not have approved. As a lawyer, he would have known better than his mathematician son to respect the sanctity of the constitution and not amended it for such reasons – the Constitution is a Constitution!

Reading some of the recent articles by The Online Citizen, I noticed that the statistics paint a bleak picture of our country. The unemployment rate has shot up according to one article and the problem might have potentially been worse but masked by technological advancement – people have become “self-employed” as Uber drivers to avoid employment altogether.

And amidst all these, the PAP has increased the prices of everything from water to public transport to HDB season parking. Instead of helping people, the PAP seems to be more keen in “fixing” their opposition when these matters are severely pressing.

As someone put it across to me, the PAP is no longer the great party it once was, but something that seeks to thrive on its past image. I am not sure how long we are able to support such a party, but it is clear that my vote will no longer belong to them.

 

Amiroh Binte Mukasan

 

 

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20 Responses to “PAP is no longer the great party it once was”

  • vincent tan:

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  • MarBowling:

    Great article by Ms Amiroh! Please do the Needful: let your family members, relatives, friends and colleague read your great comments! Long Live Singapore.

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  • Lye Khuen Way:

    Arh!! To read from a self confessed ex supporter of the PAP is refreshing.

    So the ‘antics’ of the current batch of PAP Ministers, Leader of the House, MPs did wake up many.

    We must thank them and of course, MP Sylvia Lim for bravely taking them on without giving in to their blatant bullying tactics.

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  • NotMyProblem:

    @Amiroh and @Vincent. Let me use the word from Mdm President. Let’s “do good, do together” to kick the PAP out.

    Comparing the PAP of yesteryears with the current PAP is like comparing peanut with coconut. Yesteryears’s PAP worked for the people and country, the current PAP works for the dishonorable one and to enrich themselves.

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  • Better late than not:

    “PAP is no longer the great party it once was”
    …………….
    My dear author of this article, u only just realised that?
    Well, at least better late than never.
    Now go forth n educate as many friends n relatives as u can..
    Have A Good Day:)

    .

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  • Bapak:

    Chanced upon this article, worth reading – https://kenjeyaretnam.com/2015/05/07/is-lee-hsien-loong-sleeping-on-the-job-or-just-bored/.

    Our world highest paid PM don’t know the world. Can’t blame him, don’t even know our small Red Dot don’t even mention the outside world.

    Note: Few years back, my ex-company employed an FT as Mass Comm. She was tasked to write a brochure for China market. Everything looked okay except China population has 300 million. I was very curious which old history book she was reading. So I asked her where had she gotten the figure from? She said from another FT……hahahaha! Really no standard, same as DisGraceFu. Good luck PAP supporters!

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  • rukidding:

    It Morphed into P.a.p. after the “death or retirement” of many of his upright comrades like GKS, Dana …..

    … look how fast that evil old farked “changed” and show off his true colors ,as one of a “trait*r” and “Tai Kor” behaviour.

    Look at how fast he “Raised” everybody salaries?

    One of World’s most “Obscene” figures.

    “P.a.p. is now better known as ….Pimps and prostitutes !

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  • Bapak:

    This is a MUST READ article on sleeping on the job – http://www.theindependent.sg/sleeping-on-the-job-expert-who-helped-convince-lky-to-build-mrt-network-says-signalling-system-was-to-be-upgraded-in-2002/.

    Also don’t miss the newspaper article on our previous steady-hand Jiak Liao Bee boosted on their achievements. He said (1972)….
    “For every undergraduate who graduates from this university, you have no difficulty in finding a job. For every two school children who live in Britain today, only one will be able to find work, the other would have to wait for many years.

    There are many rights in the world today. The right to work is fundamental. It is something which we have given to our people. It is something which I HOPE WOULD NEVER BE TAKEN AWAY FROM THEM.”

    Nice words, good to hear but when he was sitting in that Jiak Liao Bee Istana office, did he do something? Are they with you for you or otherwise? I believe this PAP’s “highest standard” guy should be honorable enough to preach and put in action every beliefs and policies they made and said.

    Now, they have taken your job away! Policy change? I totally agreed with Amiroh Binte Mukasan.

    You 70% better wake up.

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  • Maxchewy:

    Mr PM LHL and all the other PAP Oligarchy members…….I implore you not to be tone deaf to this educated Malay lady citizen. Pl read her post …She’s apolitical, humble and speaks the truth of what’s happening in S’pore currently.
    It’s not too late to review all your policies and change course here and there. Otherwise things will go from bad to worse soon. Citizens are sufffering. If no change, you will get a disastrous GE result come 2020.
    MC
    13.3.18

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  • Yet to see an upright white MP:

    One who dare challenge the Garment, one that dare to speak his/her mind and one that really cares for their residents and speak and represent them in Parliament.

    What we have today are ‘handpicked’ white MPs who are there only to endorse Bills, raise taxes and demand apologies from the Opposition.

    Singaporeans are tired of the hypocrisy and the poor performance and attitude of white MPs!

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  • Madam President...:

    You are responsible to account for our Nation’s Reserves. Anyone shows you the book or present you the figures yet?

    Don’t tell Singaporeans you don’t know how much we have. How to safeguard our Reserves if you are still clueless.

    Collect filthy pay every month, the least you can do is to do your job diligently.

    Do good, do together and more importantly, do your basic roles first, gardening and charity work can wait.

    Singaporeans are getting impatient!

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  • Bapak:

    My dear friend, things are already at its worse. They will never change because when they are caught without knowing how to reply this is their way out – intimidate & bully like a pack of hyena. Only fools with want such government.

    Note: In a quarrel the one who raises his voice loudest is actually the loser.

    Maxchewy:
    Mr PM LHL and all the other PAP Oligarchy members…….I implore you not to be tone deaf to this educated Malay lady citizen. Pl read her post …She’s apolitical, humble and speaks the truth of what’s happening in S’pore currently.
    It’s not too late to review all your policies and change course here and there. Otherwise things will go from bad to worse soon. Citizens are sufffering. If no change, you will get a disastrous GE result come 2020.
    MC
    13.3.18

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  • Bapak:

    Welcome back two prodigal citizens. Spread the news & evangalize. I go drinking tonight to celebrate.

    NotMyProblem:
    @Amiroh and @Vincent. Let me use the word from Mdm President. Let’s “do good, do together” to kick the PAP out.

    Comparing the PAP of yesteryears with the current PAP is like comparing peanut with coconut. Yesteryears’s PAP worked for the people and country, the current PAP works for the dishonorable one and to enrich themselves.

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  • N.Jungne:

    Banyak Terima-Kasih Amiroh Binte Mukasan, I must agree with you that the present LOT are men without STATURE

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  • LIONS:

    Ever$ince GCT corporati$ed the govt agencies,THE PAP became paPIG$.
    The rest is hi$tory.
    Swiss Standard as promised has been just $wi$$ $tandard cost of living only?

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  • See Baey Sein:

    Great or Not…it does not matter…Scream or Shout..also so what!! PAP will be in power as long as the majority of Singaporeans are materialistic, greedy and self-centred.

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  • PAP GOT NO STANDARD:

    I say again……

    PAP GOT NO STANDARD

    So, vote for OPPOSITION to get back our Singapore.

    If you agree, give me thumbs up.

    Thank you.

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  • HarderTruths:

    PAP Supporter Amiroh Binte Mukasan

    You claim to be ex-PAP.

    Your post is all about what YOU got and what YOU want – you are never giving a sh*t about what others were going through or how local $G’s were suffering.

    Your post is typical of pappy supporters. It is not bout us as a people but you as an individual. Now you have been told to f**k -off you run to the opposition or somewhere you can bullsh*t again.

    I bet 100% if the pappies gave you something you wanted you would go back to praising them immediately.

    This is why I cannot stand PAP supporters like you – ex or otherwise.

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  • Bapak:

    Bro, can understand your frustration. They have been brainwashed long time. Some gotten help personnally therefore felt beholden. You are right. We are not matured and united enough to see how others are and were sufferring due to their unjugded policies and took actions. As long as themselves are not affected they dont care. This is short term gain which never in their mind thought will one day affect them or their children. They have to learn it the hard way before coming to their sense.

    But still we welcome them. We, the 30%, have to be more gracious. Otherwise we are not much different from them. Let me put it upfront to all PAP supporters. If our opposition one day become government and they dont perform we will change them. But NEVER PAP. We have to bury PAP forever. No coming back.

    HarderTruths:
    PAP Supporter Amiroh Binte Mukasan

    You claim to be ex-PAP.

    Your post is all about what YOU got and what YOU want – you are never giving a sh*t about what others were going through or how local $G’s were suffering.

    Your post is typical of pappy supporters. It is not bout us as a people but you as an individual. Now you have been told to f**k -off you run to the opposition or somewhere you can bullsh*t again.

    I bet 100% if the pappies gave you something you wanted you would go back to praising them immediately.

    This is why I cannot stand PAP supporters like you – ex or otherwise.

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  • Abraham Lincoln says:

    Be with a leader when he is right, stay with him when he is still right, but, leave him when he is wrong … You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.

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