After so many days after the announcement of the White Paper , all I can see are Posters “Complaining” and “making Noises” like Come 2016 ,lets Vote them out , Madness , don’t trust what he says………bla…bla…bla…..
As a Senior Citizen & a Througbred True Blue, I am greatly “ Saddened” and “disappointed with my fellow Singaporeans”.
We never seem to “learn from past mistakes”.
Have we forgotten similar incidents of White Paper on the Casino & Ministerial Salarys ?
Yes, many did “make Noises”….and end at “making noises only” . That’s it Period !
Eventually, what happen ?……..both the Casino & Ministerial Salary White Paper “turned” into a Bill and was Pass, Accepted & Adopted.
Even the Minority Opposition in Parliament couldn’t do a thing as they were “out numbered”.
Are we going to “sit by this time round and just make noises and do nothing further about it “ ???
Did you, as a Young Singaporean , gave a Deep thought of the implication or did you just simply accepted what those Minister said ? ( Nevermind abt me,old ardy )
I hope Young Singaporeans and Young Parents give themselves a “deeper thought” into the implications and the “deeper implications that will happen behind the scene” which you have “No Control later on” ( once the Bill is pass if it is not met with any REAL form of RESISTANCE ).
I tend to read “deeper” into the purpose of this White Paper ,taking into consideration of the timings of release and recent events.
I tend to “reflect” and “compare’ past experiences and “microscope into the hidden details of their usual “ Legal tricks” they use.
The old trick didn’t work. Dr Chee didn’t take the bait .
Their “Heavy Guns” also did not managed to WIN and instead lost by a BIG margin.
If you were “them” , wouldn’t you “pressed the PANIC Button”, knowing that 2016 will be the critical election year and the existence or disappearance of Pap ???
If you were “them” , wouldn’t you “start your 2016 defence strategy and also your Dirty Tricks” now ??
Always be aware and be on your Guard “triple time the effort” when a “smiling tiger Salesman who has just lost a Bundle to you tells you that your future is Bright under his New plan & Product offerings.
What White Paper ? Really ? …..or more of a “Trojan Horse Paper in disguised” ?
I find it FUNNY and Strange that a Salesman who admits he lacks 20/20 vision and acknowledges the short comings that are still “ existing” as we speak and write at this moment , tells you that he is now “expanding his business” and is about to “solidfy” his plan ??
Hold On please,….lets get our basics right first….lets “clear existing pblm now” before we talk further …OK ?….Logical ?…..fair request ? ….rite ?
Why I say it is a Trojan Horse White Paper ?
If you draw parallel examples of other White Paper ie Casino & Salary…..I am pretty sure ( if we do nothing again this time )…this White Paper will be “Bull Dozered through and Pass and be adopted in Double quick time leaving all ( including Opposition ) speechless.
The way I see it , this Salesman needed a Good Sales pitch and thus came out with a “beautiful Population proposal” to you so that it can make some sense and be certify fit for discussion in Parliament.
Do be careful ! When the Bill is Pass without SOLID Resistance, it means the “license to kill & act” has been approved and accepted.
What and Who is to stop or regulate the”permissible” quantity , speed and time frame within a work year as to the awarding and giving away of New Citizenship ? Answer : Nobody ,except them.
So, if you were “them”……are you going to award New Citizenship ‘a little at a time “??? ………or are you going to “execute your plan, take advantage and start awarding like Nobody business quickly , 24/7/365 ,as much as possible from now and stop just before 2016…..all under the name and guise of “Parlimentary approved and part of the Population expansion plan”?
If what I suspect were to really happen…….it would “spell the end of all True blues voting rights” as your “Vote” will essentially be “drowned” by all the New Citizens who will likely 99.9% support them like god.
Even the 7 WP MP will become “Useless” and all Opposition will “fall and disappear” to ground zero again and will never have any chance to “recover” again.
To me, this White Paper presented at this moment in year 2013 is too early and do not make sense.
The Only sense that make sense is that this White Paper is “a Cover” , a “Smoke screen” …a 2016 Trojan. Once the “license is obtain in this 2013 Parliament “…everything changes and the “death of all True blues rights” begins.
A “Genocide” has begun……ironically ,with Us ,actually “approving it” ( by doing nothing to stop it ).
I am Worried , very Worried .
This is DEAD SERIOUS matter and NO LONGER a “talk Cock , complaining, noises stuff”.
We ALL have to “UNITE” and “ACT TOGETHER”.
We have to make a STRONG , SUPER STRONG PETITION, …..a well co-ordinated Petition (peaceful one of course ).
I think its Time for WP to “step up” and “take the lead”.
I would expect WP to “lead the Rally”of a well “Co-ordinated , standardized ,properly drafted and written Petition letter ,a solid ,legal Petition letter to be distributed Islandwide to all NGOs, Student Activist , Volunteers …. spread out, fanned out , setup Petition signing kiosk Islandwide and gather the largest Petition record that Nobody ,no even Pap can deny.
We have to STOP this White Paper from being adopted in 2013 now !!!!!!!!!!
At Worst ,……..we have to get it Postponed and be tabled only after 2016 election, where the next New Government of the Day shall then decide.
I really see NO Urgency in this White Paper to be Tabled now ….the only “clear worrying sign” that I can see why it is “eagerly being pushed now”….is none other than to find a legal means to “drown off” all the Opposition Supporting True Blues with a larger amount of New Citizens come 2016.
So, please WP,….please show Us the way and lead with this Petition…. there is No point to debate as you are still a minority…..only a large Petition can STOP this Nonsense and dirty trick being played.
Lets all act together now. Walk the Talk and not Talk the Talk !!!!!