Friday, 11 January 2013

It's a matter of time PAP will lose power and break up.

11th January 2013

In indoor bowling, the objective of the game is to roll or throw a ball to knock over pins. A strike is the term used when all 10 pins are completely knocked down with the first ball. On score sheets, a strike is symbolized by an X. The trick is aiming at the pin which will knock down all the others. Is Teo Ho Pin the critter who will bring the whole house down?

ex-PM Lee Kuan Yew
Take a look at some of the other falling pins:
Chandra Das: “as a PAP company, we wanted to be helpful to the PAP town councils”;
Grace Fu: “town councils were set up to give elected representatives of political parties more say in managing their estates”;
Baey Yam Keng: “we cannot forget that TCs are all political organisations”
And let’s not forget those who’d rather let their lawyers speak for them.

What we see unfolding was actually foretold by Lee Kuan Yew in “Hard Truths” (page 68):

“There will come a time when eventually the public will say, look, let’s try the other side, either because the PAP has declined in quality or the opposition has put up a team which is equal to the PAP and they say, let’s try the other side. That day will come.”

He goes further to postulate how it can happen. A break-up in leadership. They disagree profoundly, either for reasons of principle or personality and suddenly it breaks up. Not sure if Tan Cheng Bok’s very public disagreement (“Is it right for the TCs to give up ownership in this manner?”) counts, since he is an ex-PAP member of parliament.

The team may be in place, Lee said, but a leader is needed. A real leader. Someone who can communicate, who can mobilise people, move people.  It’s not enough to have good policies. “You’ve got to convince people,” he emphasised, “That’s one reason I am making fewer speeches.”

Truth be told, we really wish the old guy will pipe up soon. The other fellas open their mouths and shoot themselves in the foot. Not a very pretty picture, not pretty at all.

article contributed by Tattler

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