PAP ministers and MPs should examine themselves in the mirror to get a clear image on how hypocritical and self-righteous they looked when they bombarded WP on their lapses in Town Council management.
They would do well to clean up their own houses and acts before they start accusing the other party of non-transparency, evasive behavior …etc. Did not PAP hide behind a thick steel wall which even Superman’s x-ray eyes cannot penetrate when it comes questions on the health and status of our national reserve, GIC, Temasek, and CPF ? The list of sensitive and ‘OB marker’ questions is getting pretty lengthy.
It is one thing to highlight lapses but going into attack mode into WP integrity and even assassinating individual WP’s members character to score political points are a real turn-off which the public finds hard to stomach. If such strong negative words are used on any one of these PAP folks who are notorious for their sensitive skin, – they will sue your pants off. Such uneven balanced of power arouse public indignant and anger at PAP bullying tactics.
It makes us puke to see our Ministers and MPs stooping so low and being so dumb to think we will buy into their ‘lengthy’ speech which sound like a defective broken record. The same accusations are repeated over and over again by different PAP maroons members trying to out do each other with stronger and more insulting choice of words.
One of our elite ministers did not even get his facts correct regarding maintenance charges but still insisted with confident that he is right, though the mistake was pointed out to him. He did not even have the integrity to own up to the mistake at the next day parliamentary session that he had made a devious ‘honest’ misled mistake. Perhaps we have always been given wrong data in other parliamentary sessions which went unchallenged as no one noticed it.
Only out of touch block heads do not understand why the public sympathize with WP when PAP took them to task for their lapses. We do not condone wrong doings, but we also cannot stand when the pot calls the kettle black. PAP should wash, clean and polish their pot till it shines first. After all they claimed to be the ‘A’ Team and pay themselves handsomely to keep themselves from being corrupt.
So lead by example by being transparent, out front and avoid any conflict of interest :
– Members of parliament should not take on directorship in any private companies.
– PM wife should not even set foot in Temasek.
– PM and his key ministers should not have their thumb prints and footprints all over GIC
– Come clean and answer all public queries on our national reserve, GIC, Temasek, CPF, the base cost of HDB construction…..and the whole lengthy list of ‘OB markers’ questions we have for years which are never unanswered directly.
This commentary was written by Georgia Tong and first published on Wonderpeace.
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