Thursday, May 5, 2011

GE2011 - Must see their track record before voting lah!

PAP is always right lah. When we finally have a chance to vote now, we cannot be so lidat and go and anyhow vote lah. So my fellow Singaporeans, before you wake up and go voting on 7 May this Saturday, must think hard hard about all the candidates. Don't anyhow go and believe empty promises. Must go find out more about these people's track record mah! Open your eyes big big and see what they have done to you for the past 5 years!

"It will be sad if people vented their frustrations on other new Singaporeans who are here to find a better life. As a politician, I can stand the heat. When you ask Singaporean residents for feedback, they will complain that they have to wait more than 15 minutes for the bus. But when you ask new immigrants, they are happy that the bus comes in under 30 minutes." - Charles Chong

"The figures may be right, but the conclusion could be wrong."
- Seah Kian Peng questioning The Prices and Earnings 2009 survey by the Swiss bank which stated that the Singaporean worker’s wages has decreased over the past 3 years, while the cost of living has shot up.

"We may be the highest paid, but at the same time it is also important for them to understand we're probably the most effective, the best civil service in the world. And this came about because AUPE and PSD (Public Service Division), we work hand in hand, so on the one hand, we negotiate for fair terms, for good terms, for responsive rewards for civil servants."- Lim Swee Say

“How much do you want? Do you want three meals in a hawker centre, food court or restaurant?” - Vivian Balakrishnan on why the monthly PA allowance should not be increased to pay for the minimum three basic meals a day for its recipients.

"I think this is not a trifling amount. But it is an amount that will give us value for money in terms of positioning ourselves, in terms of marketing ourselves, in terms of making sure we are on everyone’s radar screen the next time they make an investment decision." - Vivian Balakrishnan again, this time on why it makes sense to overspend on YOG.

“They (residents) should thank the Town Council for working hard to come up with a diversified portfolio to generate income so that residents do not have to fork out more money.” - Teo Ho Pin about why it makes sense to invest constituency’s funds in high risk funds.

"There would be a group who currently, the ones who are travelling single trips and shorter trips who are not benefiting, but we hope that if they review it say on a weekly travel pattern basis instead of looking at it on a per-trip basis ... look at it as a weekly travel pattern and sometimes also in terms of what is to come later on, more choices ... in due course, I am sure they will benefit as well." - Lim Hwee Hua on the mysterious group that genuinely benefit from the distance-based fare system.

“There are not that many people in Singapore who really want to be extremely good at what they are doing. We are always in danger in Singapore of mistaking excellence for competence. Most people in Singapore are happy to be competent, above average than exceptional. I half suspect that once we get to 75 per cent of that level — which is quite good — you think that’s good enough, you’re already better than the rest in Singapore.” - Tharman Shanmugaratnam

"What happened was very unusual. The intensity was tremendous." - Yaacob Ibrahim on the freak flood. Oh by the way, we were flooded again just yesterday.

"And with so many civil servants around, it is inevitable that there will be some people who are less flexible. Also, as society's standards get higher and education levels improve, the people will demand more of government departments." - Teo Ser Luck replying on the feedback that there are bureaucratic people in his two ministries.

"It is a squandered opportunity for a higher degree of self-regulation. It would have been an example of the genesis of the first step towards a more responsible, a greater self-regulatory regime. But many of those responses were not rebutted nor answered. And I think it is not healthy for some of those to remain on the net unchallenged, unquestioned, and unanswered." - Lui Tuck Yew on the internet and its netizens.

The above quotes are sourced from WikiMe, My Job and What I have said as your MP

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