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Tan Kin Lian Says PM Lee Used Colourful Charts And Powerpoint Presentations Only As Smoke Bombs

Tan Kin Lian Says PM Lee Used Colourful Charts And Powerpoint Presentations Only As Smoke Bombs

Former Presidential hopeful and Singapore's all time second favourite Tan, Tan Kin Lian, has boldly said what every sane Singaporean was thinking, that PM Lee uses a lot of wow words, colourful charts and bombastic Powerpoint presentations during his National Day Rally, but actually the actual problems that Singaporeans faced are not addressed at all.

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EX-PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFUL TAN KIN LIAN SAYS PAP COOLING MEASURES KNOCKED HIM OUT OF HOUSING MARKET

Recently, I looked at a freehold condominium called Flora View near my home which seemed to be recently priced at slightly more than $1 million. This would add another 13% to the cost of the property, before counting lawyer fees. The property becomes unattractive to me. Anyway, all of the units in that development had been fully sold out. The government is trying its best to moderate the property prices. They are doing a good job, so far. We should support the cooling measures, even though it knocked me out of the market for the time being.

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GOH MENG SENG: JOIN US & SUPPORT TAN CHENG BOCK'S CONSTITUTIONAL CHALLENGE!

Lim Tean, Tan Kin Lian, Syafarin Sarif and I had started the initiative to publish a Non-Partisan Joint Statement in support of Dr Tan Cheng Bock's challenge of the Constitutional change to enforce Reserved Elected Presidency based on dubious grounds.

We have come together as a group of concerned Singaporeans, from diverse walks in life and from a wide political spectrum, to ask Singaporeans to stand up and to protect our Constitution from constant manipulation by the PAP government to suit their selfish political needs.

We are pleased to note that Dr Tan Cheng Bock has mounted a judicial challenge to the constitutionality of the next Presidential Election being a reserved election. Even if it is now the law that there must be a reserved election for a particular racial group if no one from that group has been President after 5 continuous terms, it is clear to everyone of us that only the Presidential election of 2023 need be a reserved election. The next Presidential election in September this year should be an open election as there have been only 4 elected Presidents since the Elected Presidency scheme came into effect, with Mr Ong Teng Cheong being our first elected President. We do not know of any ordinary Singaporean who has taken an opposing view.

Since the PAP Government insists that the upcoming Presidential election is a reserved election under the Presidential Elections (Amendment) Act 2017, the burden was on them to explain to the Singapore people the basis of their decision. It was incumbent upon them to produce the advice which they said they had obtained from the Attorney-General, which formed the basis of their decision. This is no different to a judge having to give his reasons for a decision made by him. It was important for the Government to have made known the reasoning behind the Attorney-General’s advice because the Attorney-General’s advice does not constitute the law of the land and is open to challenge by way of Judicial Review.

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FOREIGN SPOUSES OF S'POREANS SHOULD BE GRANTED LONG TERM VISIT PASSES WITHOUT DISCRIMINATION

I cannot understand why these foreign spouses of Singaporeans are not granted the same long term visit passes as the spouses of foreigners who are granted e-pass to work in Singapore. This practice seems to discriminate against Singaporeans who have served National Service! Why are they treated worse than the foreigners on e-pass?

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TAN KIN LIAN: EX PAP VETERANS MAY CONTEST UNDER WP BANNER?

After visiting an exhibition at Marina Bay Sands, I took a taxi back to my office. I had a nice chat with the taxi driver who drove a Comfort taxi for more than 20 years. We discussed how good were the old days, when Singapore was under Mr. LKY. The HDB flats were affordable, and the cost of living was also low. Things got progressively worse under the next two prime ministers. HDB flats are now too expensive. Many young men cannot afford to get married due to the high cost of housing.

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TAN KIN LIAN: SINGAPORE WILL TURN FOR THE WORSE AFTER LKY IS GONE

Will Singapore change for the better, after Mr. Lee KY has finally disappeared from the scene? i fear that the change could be for the worse. While Mr Lee KY was still around, he was able to provide his wisdom, experience and pragmatism to give a positive influence to some government policies. This counsel would be missed when he is no longer around.

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SINGAPOREANS SPENDING TOO MUCH TIME STUDYING WHEN THEY SHOULD BE GAINING WORK EXPERIENCE

I met a poly student who is now taking the first year in university. He is studying information systems. He is now 23 years old (after serving two years in National Service) and will be 26 by the time that he graduates. He will have ZERO working experience. A better option for poly students is to start work in the field that they are trained in, e.g. software development. During three years, they can pick up very useful knowledge and be very good in software development. After three years, they will probably earn more than the starting salary of a graduate.

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TAN KIN LIAN: TIN PEI LING IS A DEDICATED & GOOD PAP MP

I read comments in the social media about Tin Pei Ling, MP for Marine Parade GRC. Most of the comments were critical of her and were rude. I observed her performance in Parliament and in the constituency and got the impression that she tries very hard to be a good MP. She even gave up her full time job to devote all her time to her job as a MP. It is commendable.

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S'PORE IS FAILING BECAUSE TOO MANY PAPER GENERALS ARE IN COMMAND

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.

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