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Theatre Uncle Lim Kay Siu Blasts SG Ministers, Demands PM Lee’s Resignation

One of the old guard of Singapore theatre, Lim Kay Siu, has lashed out the Singapore government, and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

In a recent Facebook post, Lim accused PM Lee failing to serve Singaporeans, and losing their trust.

He urged PM Lee to resign.

“Let us not forget the term FIXING! LHL used it openly at the 2011 elections, and found, to his surprise(!!), that it made him utterly unpopular. Can the inheritor of a bogus democracy, that is actually a dynasty, even get close to understanding, let alone rectifying this travesty, and move forward with the full trust of the people he supposedly promised to serve?! I think not. For the sake of the whole nation, he should step down.”

Lim also rapped the late Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s first prime minister and PM Lee’s father.

He said that PM Lee was another link in a chain of ruthless power-hoarding initiated by Lee Kuan Yew.

“The ruthlessness has been institutionalized for his “benefit”! For the sake of power. Not for the people he is meant to serve. Does he have even a shred of conscience? Is daddy already back from the dead?! To crush, to fill with fear. To subjugate. With a new marketing propagandist style that fools absolutely no one. Now is the time to step up, and he does not appear have it within him. PROVE THIS WRONG AND START CARING FOR YOUR PEOPLE! Daddy ruthlessly reduced us to digits, and you are a different man!! Not even a glimpse of this so far!”

In a final potshot, Lim whacked other government ministers, saying they have lost touch with the ground, and contribute to growing income inequality in Singapore.

“The rest are just cronies’ kids and very rich and clueless spoilt brats. Given scholarships, parachuted into power. Rubbish. Out of touch, utterly uncaring spoilt rubbish. Their unjust privilege disqualifies them from even having a notion of the necessary humanity that needs to be forged. And all this so-called wealth being spread with more and more inequality!”

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It is unclear what prompted Lim’s latest outburst.

But given his anger at the current Singapore government and Lee Kuan Yew,  it was probably a “rubbing-salt-into-the-wound” moment for Lim to find out that his elder brother, Lim Kay Tong, would play Lee Kuan Yew in the SG50 movie, 1965.

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  1. Rey Buono

    April 29, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    Brilliant and brave. LKS has spoken out for many thousands of Singaporeans, expressing frustration and anger built up over decades. Will the authorities let him get away with it, or will they slap him in a cell next to Amos? Of course, there’s always defamation.

    But these things have to be said out loud, and, no doubt will be said more and more now that the old man is in his grave.

  2. Robert Teh

    April 30, 2015 at 8:53 am

    Lee Kuan Yew runs a one-man rule. He arrested people who were opposed to his wrongful acts but he was able to use laws and power to persist in such one-man dictatorship for 50 years using his own son and cronies to do so.

    His one-man rule which he tried to justify as leadership and meritocracy has become legalised corruption and cronyism.

    Sinkapooreans’ lives were getting worse and worse. But he was cunning enough to persist in his legalised corruption and cronyism by propaganda with worse case scenarios and selective comparisons to claim fake success when lives of Sinkapooreans are getting worse and worse under such crony capitalism. Now we have reached a stage where we are being sold lock stock and barrel to foreign fakes just to cover up bigger issues and problems caused by wrongful acts of LKY and pappies. Time to change.

  3. Reload Food

    May 3, 2015 at 12:52 am

    Wow, didn’t know this

  4. SL Poon

    September 1, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    Sorry to say you don’t represent my views.
    To me democracy is being able to walk in the streets at night without fear of getting mugged., I know my kids are safe in school instead of worrying about when a manic will come to the school n spray bullets. I know if my kids are diligent they will have a roof over their heads n food on their table. Democracy means my kids will receive due wages instead of having to contribute to the welfare of bumbs n loafers in society.
    I don’t understand why you say Singaporeans lives are getting worse ???? Please open your eyes go to Syria , go to Cambodia, go to Indonesia , go to Philippines , go to Greece …
    All political office holds power, it all depends on how that power is applied. I grew up in a relatively peaceful society and was able to move out of proverty benefitting from your so called ” dictatorship” . You can call it whatever you want but to me as long as we can live in peace it does not matter.

    • Janet

      September 1, 2015 at 7:05 pm

      Dear Mr Poon – you are confusing security with democracy.. Working hard no longer guarantees your children a job, And stop living in the illusion that we pay lower taxes because we are taxed in so many other ways that it all ends up in the same place as countries like US, Australia, etc MINUS the welfare that these countries provide for their ‘have less’ and ‘have nots’.

      Finally, please stop comparing Singapore with 3rd world countries because we are supposed to be first world and should aspire towards first world quality of life.

  5. James

    September 1, 2015 at 2:40 pm
    Mr Poon, by the time your children graduated from U, there won’t be a job available. It will be taken up by foreigners willing to take a lower pay.

    • SL Poon

      September 1, 2015 at 9:57 pm

      Mr James, no need to be paranoid if you are good at what you do ” no scared no rice to eat”
      The foreigners are here to do the work we Singaporeans don’t like to do like sales personnel, hotel industry, construction any job that involves shift work … We can advertise for months n hardly any Singaporean want to work in construction n if they do they don’t last long. Our government take care of us so well that the next generation is called strawberry generation – good to look at but fragile and may I add whiny too. Only know how to complain and blame govt for everything, but then can’t blame them lah some of us older generation also like to complain so they also follow lah

      • Scott Li

        February 25, 2017 at 8:41 am

        You are ignorant to assume there are jobs no singaporeans want. in saying that, you deny the existence of singaporeans who are poor, and turn a blind eye to their needs. which country has a 100% wealthy people? getting a good life is NEVER about how good you are. you can be smart and hardworking but in a 3rd world country that has no opportunities, you cant get anywhere unless a first world Singapore offers you that

      • Vince

        February 26, 2017 at 8:54 pm

        Mr Poon,

        Although I don’t 100% disagree with you, I don’t agree about the part where jobs are being handed out to foreigners because Singaporeans do not want to take up thoes jobs? You are basically just stating jobs which you think and know Singaporeans do not wish to do. How about jobs In HR, finance, marketing and best example IT? Are Singaporeans not good enough for these jobs? Are there no locals who want do take up these jobs? No. Let me not bore you with other people’s experience, let me share with you a personal experience. I was a project manager in the IT department for a government agency (we were out sourced by a semi gov IT company), I had a 8 men team, one of the best all Singaporean teams I had. They had budget cuts and had to let off half of my staff. Nothing I had control of. But just 2 months later, behold, I had 4 new staff. 3 from India and one from the Philippines. I resigned soon after. This is just one of the many examples that we in the IT industry can share. So, what I am trying to say here Mr Poon, you are not making a valid point.

  6. SL Poon

    September 1, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    Mr Lim KS, you are calling for PM Lee to resign, may I know who do you think is fit to fill this Office ?? You ??

    You claim that Mr Lee Kuan Yew was ruthless ?
    Can you tell us in real terms how you and the people of Singapore have suffered under this ruthless power?

    Seriously , I have not seen hordes of Singaporeans swim across Straits of Johore or boats filled with Singaporeans risking life n limb sailing to anywhere !!! If there was ruthlessness towards Singaporeans surely people will flee.

    Oh yes, many a Singaporean have migrated to other nations but they have the luxury to do so through proper channels.

    Uncle Lim, why so unhappy . Keep calm and age gracefully lah

  7. SL poon

    September 2, 2015 at 6:55 am

    Ms Janet, I am glad you realized that we are not 3rd world country. And btw can you please define what is first world quality of life. You opposition love to use these cheem terms I don’t understand .

    And may I also remind you that we are not comparable with US, Australia … They have natural resources , they have lots of land we don’t. Every single grain of rice you eat have to buy from another country hor!
    PAP is not perfect but can you name me any perfect government ? Can you also name me any country where there are no poor ??? Please even in welfare states there are people who still remain poor for various reasons . Welfare states aka robinhood economy will cripple our country. It will only make people lazy !!! Before we reach SG100 we will be broke like Greece.
    Open your eyes see the bigger picture, democracy is but only an ideology. Without security democracy is at best a nice sounding idea. I would rather have peace and security than democracy .

    • Scott Li

      February 25, 2017 at 8:49 am

      if you acknowledge that there will be poor people in first world Singapore, then why are there jobs that singaporeans don’t want. they rather stave ? if you know that Singapore doesn’t have resources , then it is crucial to keep the population low to avoid so many mouths to feed? welfare is a burden while democracy is a fantasy? you are an opportunist. so long as you personally have a good life, you don’t care if what happens to the people. everywhere you go you look for a place to make a fortune. if that place is in crisis, you flee to another.

  8. SLPoon

    September 2, 2015 at 6:58 am

    Mr Rey Bouno, you are precisely the type of foreigner we do not need in Singapore. If any foreigner is to be kept out of Singapore its people like you.
    You make comments without understanding the context of which this country was birthed. You impose your ideology n stir trouble . Please go home !!!

  9. Lee W

    September 2, 2015 at 7:58 am

    Frog spotted. …… under a well.

    TOO brainwashed to reverse the damage done

    Its time they return SG to us !

  10. nic

    September 2, 2015 at 9:44 am

    Seriously…. it’s all rubbish talk. U r showing such disrespect to Mr Lee Kuan Yew who had brought Singapore to the current economic environment where citizens have been enjoying peace n security, n most people have a job. U can’t please every citizens over income disparity. And, if u disrespect the founding father of Singapore, then u wont gain the respect from Singaporeans. If any one of u in the opposition leads Singapore after 1965 independence, I guarantee u that today Singapore men will become construction workers in other countries and the singapore women will become maids n prostitutes elsewhere; being subject to employers abuse n other nation’s insults just like what some irrational Singaporeans have done to foreigners who r now living in Singapore.
    While it is true that the current government earned high income, why felt jealous? Singaporeans r in so much better environment than other developed nations. Instead of complaining, why not work hard, n don’t be lazy trying to look for aircon jobs with 5 days of work week.
    U people r useless. Complain so much n try stirring up the emotions of Singaporeans n foreigners within this country. Worse, some oppositions just don’t mind being a “traitor” n complain to overseas media about Singapore.

  11. 1mdb

    September 2, 2015 at 9:48 am

    As a citizen, a grad in my forties resorting to driving taxi as the only means for poverty living is sufficient evidence. I fully understand.

  12. Mrinbetween!

    September 2, 2015 at 10:55 am

    I agreed with you! You have bring out what we do not dare to say. I can’t wait to vote out PayAndPay. Don’t bother about what hose PayAndPay dogs said.

  13. SL poon

    September 2, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    Mr Lee W , I think it’s called frog in the well.
    You are absolutely right there are lots of frogs in the well , myopic , naval gazing opposition supporters who think the grass in greener on the other side.
    You call for Singapore to be returned to you, seems to me like spoilt children who want to grab their inheritance and squander on themselves. There is a Chinese saying that says wealth will be squandered by the 3rd and 4th generation.
    Cantonese call them ” Pai Kah Cai”

  14. Allen Goh

    September 5, 2015 at 4:17 am

    ,,Most Educated & well informed Singaporeans would know that in NO Democratic Western Society that has strong links with Singapore, has a Prime Minister used (or misused) his position and power directly or via the courts to bankrupt, threaten, intimidate or imprison a critic or opponent.
    Singapore has achieved that laudable distinction ! Yippee !
    Singaporean critics and would be critics have been cowed into submission and silence all these state imposed measures in order to survive for many years before the Internet became the instrument of all manner of news
    and communication because of the lack of a FREE Press.
    We have a masochistic society…..or rather this has been
    cultivated into our culture …certainly within the last 25 years. This is very akin to what is known as the Stockholm
    Syndrome…….which might more appropriately be labelled the Singapore syndrome.
    And if you do not know what the Stockholm Syndrome is…well …..Mate, you are not very qualified in engaging in these political discussions.
    Briefly, for a civilized country to succeed and the citizens to be happy, their views… it or not have to
    be considered and Seriously. Don’t forget that the wealth of the country or The Ministers / CEOs are built on the hard work of the underprivileged…less educated…which as a
    Christian, does not make them less Worthy than many of the wealthy pricks !
    To close, a sign I saw behind an Irish woman writers door:–. Politicians, like Diapers need changing.
    Often for the same reason.

  15. E N G

    September 11, 2015 at 11:14 am

    I fully agree with SLPoon.

  16. Vince

    September 14, 2015 at 12:01 am

    Me too… I also fully agree with SLPoon.

  17. Shig

    February 23, 2016 at 10:45 pm

    Ah LoL. SL Poon has done well to stand up to critics of the government.

    It would seem ironic that some people believe Singapore’s form of government only allows for a safe and secure platform for Singaporeans to grow in, and is not democratic.

    Ironic, that while some call for freedom of expression, speech, and thought, the same people narrowly define democracy as something only they can comprehend, and that Singapore is not a democracy because it is what they believe chokes democracy.

  18. Laura Warren

    February 24, 2016 at 4:51 am

    There will always Sporeans with blinkers on, and not admit the damage father and son have done to the country. Yes safety for everyone is important, but that’s not democracy. I am aware many taxi drivers are highly qualified with degrees but can’t find the work related to their degree. I wonder if SL Poon is aware that taxi drivers work 12hr shifts and need to work 365 days a year because if they are sick they still have to pay their rental fee about $100. Did SL Poon have to work on CNY, these drivers did. They worked for the rental fee and then went home to be with their families. You might live a comfortable life, but think of the downtrodden that have no voice LW

  19. Tan Kok Tim

    May 14, 2016 at 7:34 am

    Is this true, that poor Singaporeans get S$778 per month from the Singapore Govt?

    Is S$778 enough?

    I wrote in my Blog:

    Estimated maximum amount is $9,339 per year [$778 per month].

    A person on public assistance scheme will receive this maximum amount of S$9339 per year from the Govt excluding medical subsidies at polyclinics as medical will be based on the health of the person.

    The S$9,339 rebates and assistance per year are made up of:

    GST Voucher [$300 + $200] : S$500
    SC&C rebates [for conversancy charges, etc] : S$174
    GST Voucher for MediSave: S$250
    GST U-Save vouchers [for utilities]: S$195
    Silver Support Scheme [above 65 years]: S$3000
    Public Assistance: S$5220

    There will be S$3600 from the Work Income Supplement Scheme if the person works. But it will mean that the person cannot receive Public Assistance of S$5220.

    A non-PA recipient person earning an income [and receives $3600 from WIS] will receive maximum of S$7,719 per year [or S$643 per month].

    Compared it with $778 per month if the person does not work but get the Public Assistance of S$5220 per year.

    More on what I wrote at this link:

  20. Tan Kok Tim

    May 14, 2016 at 8:02 am

    The many true causes of dissatisfaction and unhappiness of the pioneer generation were related to the use of ISA for Operation Cold Store, etc. by the govt when many opposition politicians were jailed for many years without trial.

    It was a bitter life-and-death struggle that many paid a heavy price.

    Nobody could determine what the past 50 years could have been if the opposition won and the PAP was terminated in the 1950s.

    The dissatisfaction and unhappiness of the PGs towards the present govt are due to the million-dollar ministers’ salaries and the income gap between the rich and the poor.

    I believe those not PGs will not have this emotion baggage going forward towards SG100.

  21. tan kok tim

    May 14, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    I hope those in the movie industry will write the script and make a trilogy spanning over 50 years as if Barisan Socialis had ruled Singapore and where the PAP was demolished and all their leaders were banished from Singapore by BS.

    How the BS would have ruled Singapore should be based on their party Manifesto and ideals.

    The trilogy movie should cover all aspects of Singapore life and how it transformed Singapore over the past 50 years, and how the 50th year [last year] was celebrated under BS rule.

    It would be a great movie. However, it would depend on how creative the script writer could be, imaginative and bold in projecting this fiction movie.

    Any takers?

  22. Daniel Ong

    May 16, 2016 at 7:15 am

    I am a die hard democrat. A believer in Freedom and the individual’s choice to Happiness! It is a cop out to accept that our Security and food on the table are the only things we need in life. The writers here who have of these views are absolutely entitled to say so, but I certainly differ. Why compare us with nations that are ruled by the Oriental Despots? ASIAN values are pure lies or bullshit! It is NOT that ASIAN values are wrong. It is LKY who abused the invaluable teachings of Asian values! LKY used this to subjugate the people who built the nation. He is simply the ICBM or International Chee Bye Mouth. Make no mistake, he did contribute to the growth of SINGAPORE. But, the Founding Father??? NO!!! I’d much prefer to be a bastard than have this unprincipled, treacherous and insatiably greedy conman father! In a democracy all views are allowed to be presented except for the very obvious ones like incitement to violence, etc. SINGAPORE must move ahead without the baggage of LKY and his rubbish MERITOCRACY. He is simply a man who will fail the Character Test, namely listed as an UNDESIRABLE person to be shunned and shamed.

  23. Brandon Baey

    February 24, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    I freed a thousand slaves.
    I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.
    – Harriet Tubman

  24. ninja

    February 25, 2017 at 12:58 am

    in the end.. after all these arguements.. we are back to square 1.. no gains only time lost.. thats all we can do can we? just type and type and type it all day..

  25. Alvin Cheah

    February 25, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    It always amazes me when these so called ‘Fighters of Democracy” are always people who have benefited nearly all their lives living in a country that have enjoyed and experienced safety and security for themselves and their families for so many years and are now suddenly passionately criticising about the same government that gave them all this. If you had moved to another country and made your home there and now you begin your “Fight for Democracy”, I say Good for you!. I’ll give you some respect. It’s like the prodigal son who lives in his father’s home, gets an allowance from his father, drives his father’s car and then goes out drinking with his friends (using his father’s money of course) and complains to everyone at the Bar what an asshoel his father is. If there’s a better country that gives you everything you dream of then why aren’t you there? Why stay here and suffer?

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