Eh, your politics clean or not?

“Bear in mind that just putting on a safety belt and hope that the driver will drive you to your destination is not enough. A co-driver is essential, especially as road gets tougher to navigate. The co-driver is there to slap the driver when he drives off course or when he falls asleep or drives dangerously.”

– Mr Low Thia Kiang (GE2011)

A co-driver will always remain a co-driver when he has been proven incapable of driving himself.

This issue is a political issue, and those who brought it up to begin with knew very well. Hoping to score political points by bringing up such an issue in parliament? Hmm wonder if that’s becoming of a “first world politician”.

“What I gather from the whole episode is the misunderstanding between Annual cleaning and Spring cleaning..” – Mr Low, in his parliamentary speech.

Well, whatever cleaning, shouldn’t it be free? That is irrelevant whether it is Annual Cleaning or Spring cleaning. As long as it’s under your town council’s charge, why should hawkers be made to pay for it to be done?

Nonetheless, they say that we should all move on from this episode and focus on more pertinent issues. How? When there are so many question marks hanging over our heads. The statement issued by the Workers Party is simply unsatisfactory. Dr Vivian, unfortunately Mr Low has not heeded your advice to go back and find out what’s gone wrong. “We have put forth the facts as we have found them, based on our own earlier investigations.”  

Looks like “We do not find it productive to continue debating and arguing with the ruling party over this issue.” means we do not see the potential to score anymore political points here, so let’s just leave the issue hanging.

When the statement from the PMO was released, people say why they bully others, take out big guns to whack the poor fella. Here’s the thing, why do we cut the opposition so much slack? Why are they not subject to the same criticism as the Government? I feel that it is in no way an over reaction. By not coming forth to clarify, Mr Low has allowed “these grave doubts about the integrity of his fellow MPs unresolved. This is not how members of a First World Parliament should conduct themselves. Neither is this the sort of politics Singapore needs.”

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3 thoughts on “Eh, your politics clean or not?

  1. Slack or not is not the matter. I believe most Singaporeans are right minded and neutral in the political dealing.

    You are right all the cleaning should be free so long it is under the town council jurisdiction. The provision to clean the high areas is already being provided for by the TCs even when the TCs do not earn a single cent from the rental of the stalls. So the 5 cleanings is by right should be done by the NEA.

    Now the thing is we cannot even establish if it was spring or annual cleaning. The whole thing hinges on what type of cleaning is to be done and what basis did the first email from the NEA and the quotation was written?

    The reality is this. People read between the lines and see the whole situation and still conclude that there are too many holes ignored by the government to safely conclude that WP is on the wrong.

    The whole thing is thrown into the spotlight again AFTER all the parties involved has settled their differences. If something untoward has happened why not charge the WP politicians of being corrupt? Simply because they don’t have a solid evidence because the evidences are based on the context.

    I am not anti government, just anti bull shit.

    • I believe the first part of the video explaining annual and spring cleanings answers your question.

    • @wilswong,

      The following is a reply to me RDB in TRE for your porper consumption and re-education about doing due diligience to know at least 2 sides of a 3-sided thing or object before describe it shape as square of rectangle.

      From..

      http://www.tremeritus.com/2013/07/14/will-tai-do-a-yaw-cut-run/

      Quote
      simon:
      July 14, 2013 at 9:19 pm (Quote)

      RDB:
      @Cynical Invest said,

      Finally, if no-one blogs on why the PM is taking such a hard line, other than he has evidence that can stand up in court behind him, I’ll have to blog on why Auntie’s attack on a govt agency without evidence that could stand up in the court of public opinion was dumb. Whoever originated the ST article that got PritamS all upset, deserves a million-dollar bonus.

      REPLY
      Haven’t I reapeat enough times in TRE that everything hinge on that ATL quotion to PAP grassroot leader in their market Association..

      “Atention: Mr. Ng Kok Khim

      Thank you for inviting us to quote”

      So then why is thier Market Association guy doing it instead of The Hawker Association? Nothing funny VB & PM? And hand delivered to his daughter’s grament shop some more that he confirm has and is being used for all HDB & TC mails?

      Sounds much like PAP decade ago using 7th month ghost dinners on Saturday nights with auctioning to announce news bills & bill changes or not? Even on behalf of other ministers too? Does PAP themselves even have respect for OUR parliament that so many Singaporeans have been allowing them to dominate? Where is their protocol since in a nation under lee? See how mediocre LKYism has always been! The brits whose laws he got a Cambridge never do such things. or do they! how low class can politicians get after elected to be in OUR parliament? Chinchai oss can and venues not important? Would you celebrate your birthday in your kitchen?.. bedroom?.. or better in your toilet?

      “I brought Singapore from the 3rd to the 1st World” Mr. Lee? By anything goes so loong as them means justify your ends? Your loose ends like MDA, haze handling, AIM and more? Little wonder that PAP now want to make Netizens “read the right things” too as your YI said to BBC?

      Response:
      Hi RDB, the quote address to PAP grassroot Ng Kok Khim points clearly the DEVIOUSNESS of PAP and their Dogs.

      Was he representing the Hawker Association in requesting for the QUOTE?? The S$7,000 question or was it a pre E*** PLAN to allow Mr. Tai to “Jip Dum” as they say in Chinese or a literal translation “CHECKMATE”? I stand corrected if wrong in how I read the whole DAMN farce.
      UNQUOTE

      So now I hope that cloud in your mind has gone away and it is clear and beautiful as a clear blue and not still as threatening as as their other with thunder cloud and that RED Lightning ZAPa right across that circle which has been ENCIRCLING us the People wearing white for integrity but acting otherwise.

      Should be no more a mystery to you now! Unless.. of course.. …?

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