Paper Generals who cannot lead, does not show leadership qualities and are basically useless, but still get to keep their cushy posts and huge salaries only with the help of the Government? If these guys were out in the private sector, they would probably have been sacked for such poor performances.
The PAP has just announced the appointment of ex paper general Ngien Hoon Ping as CEO of LTA with effect from 12 November. CNA Coincidentally or not, Ngien will be taking over another ex paper general, CEO Chew Men Leong. All in the family – brothers in arms. Under the PAP, scholars and former paper generals are so talented that they are in demand by every stat board and GLCs. Top management positions are open to them. Anytime. 25/7.
When was the last time a SAF general turned PAP politicians fought in a Single Member Constituency? Has this happened before? I think not. From George Yeo, to Teo Chee Hean, to Lui Tuck Yew and the more recent entrants of Chan Chun Sing and Tan Chuan Jin, our SAF warriors have been parachuted straight into GRC and swiftly swept into parliament.
Over the past few decades, the PAP government has adopted a policy of replacing the top person in a government agency every few years and appointing another person, usually a scholar or an ex army general, without any relevant experience to head that agency. They believe that the new person will be able to manage the work of the agency without the need for experience. I find this policy to be a bad policy and contributed significantly to the deterioration in the standard of our public service.
A new Chief of Navy has been appointed and will take on his duties in August. Rear-Admiral (RADM) Lai Chung Han, 41, will be taking over from RADM Ng Chee Peng, 44, as part of a "continuing process" of leadership renewal in the SAF.