Silly old Lau Goh invokes LKY’s name when congratulating Mahathir

Former PM and now MP Goh Chok Tong has congratulated Malaysia’s PM-elect Mahathir and his coalition partners for the landslide election victory. (CNA)

Back then: Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong and Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad

Like PM Lee, Lau Goh keeps invoking LKY’s name as if a dead person will really get up from his grave to save the PAP.

Lau Goh: “Watching Mahathir fight Malaysian GE14 reminds me of Lee Kuan Yew who famously said, ‘Even from my sick bed, even if you are going to lower me into the grave and I feel something is going wrong, I will get up’.” he said.

It is an insult to compare Mahathir with LKY.  When Mahathir became PM in 1981, “one of his first acts was to release 21 detainees held under the Internal Security Act“. (Wikipedia)  LKY, on the other hand, continued to use the ISA against political opponents, the longest-serving being Chia Thye Poh.

When Mahathir left politics in 2003, he did not remain in cabinet and continue to earn millions in tax dollars.  Unlike Mahathir, LKY was given a new cabinet post of Senior Minister in 1990 after he stepped down as PM.

14 years later, a new cabinet position – Minister Mentor – was created for LKY in his son’s government.  In both cabinet posts, LKY was earning a PM’s salary.

It appears quite silly for Lau Goh to compare Mahathir, a man who is really sacrificing too much at age 92, with LKY, a man who only talked about getting up from the grave when he knew he really couldn’t.

 

Phillip Ang

* The author blogs at LikeDatOsoCanMeh.

 

 

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37 Responses to “Silly old Lau Goh invokes LKY’s name when congratulating Mahathir”

  • Another tight slap coming:

    SG G always tended to be quite condescending towards Malaysia G, thinking sg is always better than them!.
    Now new PM Dr Mahathir is gonna give them a ‘big tight slap”!
    Wait for it.. coming soon.

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  • LIONS:

    Yep.
    For one thing,Dr M fights on Oppo tic to right the wrong of his former party.
    Lky will never do such a thing.

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  • opposition dude:

    What is even funnier is when Goh used that outdated phrase of Kayu’s about rising from the grave.

    Not only does this make Kayu a certified gangster it also shows how old fashioned Goh is.

    Had a good laugh at this one. I wonder if anyone will ever quote Goh after he has passed on, something like perhaps about your ward not being upgraded because PAP has to look after those who voted for it?

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  • 鸟龙的人:

    马哈迪是人民投票给他的
    "利光要"28年没选票爬入国会的

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  • N.Jungne:

    The problem is he had him BBQed. How now? He cannot get up.

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  • Ugly truth:

    When he sees something goes wrong, even though at 92 years of age, he rise up and wants to right the wrongs! That’s Mahathir,
    However, when he sees something going wrong, he preferred to close his eyes and go and sleep with his wife. That’s the coward lky,
    See the difference Lau Goh?

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  • Nice try Mr Goh:

    Is Woody Goh hinting that LKY will come back to stop a regime change in Singapore? Nice try Mr Goh. Singaporeans not so stupid to believe LKY (now in ashes) can still come back.

    PAP is now in panic mode. Singaporeans’ kiasu (more powerful than logic) can trigger a regime change in Singapore. Singaporeans will not lose face to Malaysians.

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  • Singapore tsunami:

    we watched Dr Mahatir speeches a few times more since he won GE14.

    we have to say Dr Mahatir is a class of his own. sad to say. there is not a single pap Lj or pap Cb in parleement who is even able to untie his shoe laces. and we speak as true blue Singaporeans completed full time NSF and completed full cycle NSR unlike some pap Ljs such as pap Lj malaysian khaw boon wan and pap Lj malaysian janil puthucheary who never served a single day.

    more than this, when we watched him speak, we shed a few tears. because Dr Mahatir was talking about the corruption in najib umno and why najib must be defeated. we shed the few tears because we have a similar nepotistic cronyistic incestuous clown pap and we need a person such as Dr Mahatir to lead the small island nation back to rule of law from current one pap law two pap interpretations, and to a clean upright government and not the current S$m infested nepotistic cronyistic incestuous pap government filled with S$m money faced yes men from pap paper generals and yes women from pap Cbs don’t know come from where.

    we fully support Ms Sylvia Lim or Mr Lim Tean as our next Prime Minister. because looking at the current bunch of pap Ljs and pap Cbs, looking at Ms Sylvia Lim and Mr Lim Tean, looking at Dr Mahatir, only Ms Sylvia Lim or Mr Lim Tean can match calibre of Dr Mahatir.

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  • clown pap goes as najib umno:

    we have analyzed Dr Mahatir’s GE14 and our forthcoming GE2019.

    we discover Dr Mahatir’s was successful because he was able to tell OPPOSITION in malaysia they need to fight GE14 to form government and not just be member of parleement.

    we think that is the source, root cause, of past failures by OPPOSITION in Singapore. because all of them were thinking small. they just stand in GEs to be member of parleement, instead of renaming parleement back to parliament.

    we declare, loudly, to every OPPOSITION party today in Singapore, please unite and fight GE2019 not just to enter parleement but to form New Government righting all the wrongs under clown pap, and changing parleement back to parliament. YES. fight GE2019 to form New Government. don’t even bother if intention is just to be a small member of parleement.

    YES. let all OPPOSITION note. fight to form New Government GE2019 100% chance to succeed. but if petty and small minded just hoping to fight GE2019 to be a small member of parleement, then, please don’t even bother.

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  • Oldest and highest paid PMs:

    Malaysia has the world’s oldest PM but SG has the highest paid PM in the world! dr M would be abolishing the 6% GST imposed by Najib to lower cost of living while PM Lee will be increasing GST from 7 to 9 % to fund public spending! Pm Lee sekks more money to fund the building of mega projects like terminal 5, mega port at Tuas, more MRT lines, development of the Jurong Lake area, the HSR project while Dr M aims to cut spending and review mega projects initiated by Najib! What contrasting styles of governance and policies? One thing unsure, will Dr M revive the building of the crooked bridge?

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  • Optimistic:

    Another tight slap coming:
    SG G always tended to be quite condescending towards Malaysia G, thinking sg is always better than them!.
    Now new PM Dr Mahathir is gonna give them a ‘big tight slap”!
    Wait for it.. coming soon.

    At 92 Tun Mahathir is a vastly experienced politician and statesman. He has seen the highs and the lows. Of course he will do what is necessary for the benefit of his country. That’s what he is there for.
    Last on his mind is to make things unnecessarily and illogically difficult for anybody.
    His election back into power will be good for Singapore.

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  • C'est la vie:

    *****
    ……. and lky never had to fight a dirty fight against someone as devious, vindictive and devilish as himself, which Mahathir had to …….. against Najib.

    GCT is just another misfit whom acceded to PM’ship in SG, with no real achievements nor capabilities to his name or tenure, which is the norm in the red dot !!!

    Don’t take my word for it. Look at the current cabinet !!!
    ***
    *****

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  • An Incorrigible Liar:

    This lying idiot still owes us a Swiss living standard and now an explanation on the HDB asset enhancement scam.
    This idiot started the floodgate on foreign influx to this country.
    He masterminded the treaty of giving jobs to India citizens at the expense of locals.
    He gave Indonesia 1 Billion dollar loan of tax money quietly until exposed by Dr Chee.
    He diam diam on HDB scam yet open his fucking mouth to suck up to another old adversary from neighbor country which he has no business with.

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  • Chris Bong:

    Why does GCT keep saying LKY will come out from the grave should Singapore be in danger. For crying out loud, LKY was cremated not buried. LKY is gone, get over it.

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  • ganeshsk:

    LKY in his senile tone as MM said that Sgean will repent if Aljunied falls. Boy are the repenting now with HDB prices going to be zero value still under Pappy rule.

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  • Where is our Swiss standard:

    Ironically the title suits woody to the dot.

    Extremely Senile Man. Always like to shoot off pearls of wisdom but fall flat. Last time kena ticked off by loony toon.

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  • Bapak:

    PAP can never survive without using LKY name. This party is still living in the past, obsolete party. GE2020, Sinkies change the government.

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  • Bystander:

    This over the hill ex PM is latching on his former glorious PM days when Mahathir was PM at same period, aiming as best person to connect the 2 countries. First must stroke Mahathir’s feathers, what better way than to honour Mahathir as same level as LKY.
    Guess the 92 year old PM again would give lau Goh the middle finger, the latter got trashed sparring with the former at that time, and had to run over to LKY for help.
    Goh failed to deal with Mahathir, you think he could now? Estimating his own ability?

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  • Mahatir is the man:

    LIONS:
    Yep.
    For one thing,Dr M fights on Oppo tic to right the wrong of his former party.
    Lky will never do such a thing.

    LKY can do things when he was in power. Mahatir jus proved he can do more when he is not in power. If

    LKY was still around the regime change in Malaysia will likely kill on the spot because he knows Singapore will be next and he cannot stop it even if call outs the Army.

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  • nizhemoshou:

    Corrupt n abusive dictators always fear the downfall of their regime. The bast**d lived with this fear all his life that he once threatened to bring in the tanks if oppo wins GE.
    So when he talked about getting up from his grave if he sees anything wrong, fat hope if anyone thinks the wrong he meant is the wrong done to SG by his leegime. Knowing him, he must mean SGs throwing out his leegime rule under his imbecile son when he no longer around to protect him .He wouldn’t need to cling to power till his last breath if he has any confidence in his imbecile son.

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  • Thanks Malaysian:

    If Dr.M want to help stinkies is very easy by way of the close proximity, to transmit “inspiring” TV “multi-channels” signals for Change at “opportune time” near next Erection, will be very useful. Can’t block, can’t jam, can’t intercept without interfering own channels.

    Or re-host talk shows on the 38 Oxley house or abuse of power and on the brother and sister accusation at such timings will be appropriate. Particular pretend cares and concerns if it will affect their votes will be very just returns of the hypocrisy. Of course, best will be invite brother and sister as guests and Namewee to perform some center finger rap like la..la… 100m radius not inside..Billion dollars lost round round back…la,,la.

    After, just finger point to Tom, Dick, Harry or some male aides name like Saiful, will do.

    Thank you Dr.M

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  • henry:

    I rather hear Dr M speak than to listen
    to GCT.

    Dr M has stature.
    GCT is a statue

    Anyway, Dr M knows how to deliver a joke.
    GCT?…

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  • Thank you Najib, Dr M:

    What if the recent regime change in Malaysia (which made the country a real democracy with real accountability) combined with Mahatir’s political genius (with Singaporeans’ kiasu thrown in) also resulted in regime change in Singapore. Singaporeans should then thank Najib and Mahatir.

    Thank you Najib. Thank you Dr. M.

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  • LKY is never wrong:

    LIONS:
    Yep.
    For one thing,Dr M fights on Oppo tic to right the wrong of his former party.
    Lky will never do such a thing.

    Of course, LKY will not do such a thing. Why? Because he (LKY) and PAP are never wrong. Has LKY (or PAP) ever admitted they made a mistake?

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  • Boh Bian = Boh Brain:

    How can wooden be compared with a Legend, the Real Politician?

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  • rukidding:

    To be honest,….LKY actually “pales” in comparison to Dr M in ALL aspects !

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  • rukidding:

    How ridiculous indeed !….LKY joined the Japanese to “fight against” his own people….to “survive” for himself! ( whilst watching his own people suffer )

    Dr M , joined the Opposition to “fight his own party” to “right the wrongs” to which his party members were abusing !

    Please, DON”T MIX UP or CAUSE CONFUSION !

    LKY “betrayed” the people for his own “benefits” !

    Dr M “betrayed” his party “TO DO GOOD” for his own people !

    Incidentally,….today LKY’s son is also seen as “betraying” his own people for “his own benefits”

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  • roy:

    What Lau Goh said is true. He was parroting what LKY said. The old difference is that Mahatir could rise against and win the election is because he is still physically alive but LKY is now already cremated ….How could is ashes raise from the dead

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  • Life in a hard place:

    Folks, aren’t we reminded of Lau Goh’s infamous empty boast: 70% of us still waiting for our Swiss standard of living … instead we are toiling under an apex cost of living that surpasses any Swiss standard.

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  • sunset:

    sg gov heading toward driverless policies.

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  • orbit cha-cha:

    of course he can get up from his grave!
    he and his geng are vampires and have been sucking our blood since day one!
    but now i dunno about getting up anymore
    he’s just dust in the wind (thank you Scorpions)

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  • Bapak:

    Well sai bro. Many Sinkies are still sleeping in the dark.

    rukidding:
    How ridiculous indeed !….LKY joined the Japanese to “fight against” his own people….to “survive” for himself! ( whilst watching his own people suffer )

    Dr M , joined the Opposition to “fight his own party” to “right the wrongs” to which his party members were abusing !

    Please, DON”T MIX UP or CAUSE CONFUSION !

    LKY “betrayed” the people for his own “benefits” !

    Dr M “betrayed” his party “TO DO GOOD” for his own people !

    Incidentally,….today LKY’s son is also seen as “betraying” his own people for “his own benefits”

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  • Assho enhancement prg:

    The picture shows why SINGAPORE CANNOT PRODUCE A TOP NOTCH POLITICIAN LIKE MAHATHIR.

    MALAYSIA HAS TONY PUA AND MAHATHIR.

    SINGAPORE HAS NOTHING .

    THIS IS WHAT DETERS VOTERS FROM VOTING WP.

    ITS NOT THE LACK OF TAK BOLEH TAHAN.

    THE PEOPLE NEED TO SEE A LEGEND LEADING OPPOSITION FOR THEM TO FEEL HE CAN RUN THE COUNTRY BY TAKING OVER THE INCUMBENT.

    REMEBER THE PEOPLE ARE CHARACTERISED AS KIA SI.
    THEIR FEAR NEED TO BE ADDRESSED. ELSE THEY WONT VOTE FOR YOU.

    LOOK AT HOW LKY FIRST WON.
    HE APPEARED LIKE A LEGEND.

    LTK CONPARE WITH LKY.

    YOU SEE THE ROOT CAUSE WHY WP FAILED FOR OVER MANY DECADES?

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  • Hopeless lot paps:

    If theyre waiting for LKY to get up from his eternal slumber to save our SG..then he is openly admitting they as a G are totally useless, as what we sgs have been seeing for so long.

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  • Our next pm ; what a shame:

    You look at ccs no match for Anwar or Mahathir; more like Boy Scout patrol leader
    I hope that one day we can be like Malaysia
    In his speech of ccs today st I felt like vomiting my breakfast nothing new as Inderjit say a tweak here a tweak there but same old tired stuff ; nothing new only one new thing cross pollination of ideas ; I graduated fr u of spore not some third rate foreign trash degree; late TOH Chin Chye when he planned Kent ridge he planned interconnecting depts so crossing of ideas in research joint projects which ccs borrowed ; it did not work out as a graduate of univ of spore I can say all the depts carried out their research in their own selfish way no cross pollination; take it on country scale no foreign trash is sharing any ideas with spore locals ; rather they. Bring in their own trash and keep to themselves ;look at Nus they have diff institutes who donot work with relevant academic depts; jealousy n friction

    This kind of idea is good on paper but not in real world ; it comes fr textbk type leaders and paper generals who donot face real life; real life is diff fr text bk univ case studies

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  • talking cok..:

    so what he is around? don’t talk rubbish what of his comments of get up from grave…this is nothing but creating fear by way of rogue gangster head talking.

    question is what the point of bringing his stupid comment in the first place?

    and having brought up, what the fxxk are you going to do about Singapore for being same scenario as Malaysia tragedy of today?

    saying goes…talk cock sing song who don’t know????

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  • I Stand Corrected:

    LKY is never wrong: Of course, LKY will not do such a thing. Why? Because he (LKY) and PAP are never wrong. Has LKY (or PAP) ever admitted they made a mistake?

    Old man used this Queen’s english so that many lay dafts did not know he just apologized.

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