Saya tak pernah dengar Tun atau kerajaan yang di pimpinnya, menyaman sesiapa.RD
Sdra ZAMLKY adalah seorang intelek dan pintar dan pada hemat saya beliau boleh diangkat sebagai negarawan (statesman) yang hebat jika keintelektualan dan kepintaran beliau dibendung dengan sikap bijaksana dan belas kasihan (wisdom and compassion). Singapura merupakan gelanggan yang kecil untuk pemain yang berjiwa besar saperti LKY. Tidak dapat tidak, beliau perlu menjana dan menjaja Singapura sebagai sentiasa berada ditangga atas dari Malaysia dan jiran nya yang lain dalam serba serbi hal.Atas pecahan kaum 13% Melayu dan 80% Cina, pembentukan dan perwarnaan masyrakat Singapura sudah tentu lebih mirip kepada yang majoriti.. Bagaimana kalau pecahanya 40% Melayu? Bagaimana kalau ada "Lim Kit Siang atau Karpal" Melayu dalam Parlimen Singapura? Inilah perkara yang selalu saya hadapkan pada mereka yang gemar dan sering buat perbandingan Singapura dan Malaysia.
SILAPNYA LEE KUAN YEWSaya suka dengan pendapat ini,rasional dan penuh pengertian. Sikap kecinaan masyarakat Cina di Singapura sehingga awal tahun 60an memaksa LKY untuk bersikap keras dan tegas dan sebenarnya inilah sikap yang diperlukan untuk membentuk masyarakat Cina dan masih relevan hingga kini.Pada pandangan saya, LKY juga mulanya mahu menjadikan Melayu sebagai rakanpolitik utamanya di Singapura dengan mengambil ramai tepelajar dan pejuang Melayu terutama dari Uudsan Melayu tetapi Melayu cenderung untuk menjadi Melayu ataupun komunis dalam sebuah masyarakat cosmopolitan.Tidak semua negara kecil dapat menjadi" besar" tetapi LKY berjaya dan Malaysia beruntung mempunyai jiran yang maju,aman dan selamat yang dapat melimpahkan rahmatnya kepada Malaysia.Bayangkan bagaimana kalau Singapura miskin dan menjadi pusat gangsterism dan chauvinisme Cina?Lim Kit Siang mahu menjadi seperti LKY tetapi oleh kerana pendidikan awal Cinanya dan hanya kemudian Inggeris dan kerja dg akhbar Cina,maka dia tidak dapat jadi"Henry Lee" yang menukarkan Cina Singapura kepada Singaporean dan tidak membuat perhetongan tentang majoriti Melayu di Malaysia dan dalam hal ini LKY juga ada kesilapan perhetongan politiknya dalam buruan nafsu hendak membesarkan gelanggangnya.Lee juga mahu menungangi chauvinisme Cina di Malaysia seperti di Singapura.
Today singapore being hit by "xenophobia" fear of the influx of foreigners. Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations (SFCCA) Vice President Mr. Li Yeming is the new citizen who was Originally from PRC. Li angered some in Singapore with his statement "You are not a Chinese if you do not speak Mandarin".DAP which were supposed to want to wear Singapore political mold now is moving direction. Formerly the Malaysian’s Chinese DAP is looking at Singapore as East German looking at West German. Today that is the end of the 'cold war' Malaysia and Singapore. Joint development and the high-speed rail link between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur goes beyond economics. Singapore Foreign Minister K Shanmugam said "The substantive relationship between Singapore and Malaysia, if you look at the trade ties, people-to-people ties, Malaysia is Singapore's number one trading partner. Both ways, both benefit. And the political relationship has generally been good. In the last few years you can say it's been on an upswing”. (CAN)Najib relationship with Singapore is a symbol of Berlin wall was torn down and lose the Qiblah of DAP.
Blogger Mummy Rokiah,It would be very interesting to share with you some excerpt comment from DR BRIDGET WELSH is associate professor of political science at Singapore Management University comment on recent Punggol East by-election, “Lessons from PAP’s defeat in Punggol East” between PAP Dr Koh Poh Koon and Workers’ Party candidate Lee Li Lian.During the campaign it became clearer to the voters that Koh was part of the country’s elite. For example, his comments on car ownership – that “everyone in Singapore had a car” and that as professionals he and his wife needed two cars to get to work – backfired. This response brought home the fact that some people are better off than others in Singapore, and created the impression that some were entitled to more.The reasons that PAP’s efforts are not gaining ground have to do in part with their assumptions and approach. Are voters motivated by money? Do materialist goals fundamentally motivate Singaporeans? The answer is that increasingly financial incentives are having less of an impact. Showering ‘incentives’ only increases the amounts and demands, and for some voters their concerns are not material, for example trust, rights, morality and representation.Populism initiatives tied to money are inherently limited in today’s changing electorates and the more they are practiced, the less their effect. We see in Malaysia that cash handouts only lead to further demands and have a limited boost on popular support. Voters are not dumb – they fully understand that they are being bought and many know that their worth is much more than a paltry sum.The PAP came off as too distant from the electorate, and voters opted for a new Lee. Voters spoke up in their assessment of representation, reforms and the gap between the reform and their realities. The shifts on the ground however have been real for some time as voters demand for change.These forces are gaining regionally, including in Malaysia. The questions of representation, reform and reality are as salient as they are across the Causeway, perhaps even more so given the intensive politicking of the last few years and the level of competitiveness.The parallels between the PAP and Umno are there, but unlike the PAP, the initiatives in reform are much less substantive in Malaysia and the fundamental problems of corruption and perceived abuses of power have sadly become even more accentuated with time.Pakatan Rakyat has gained ground politically because it is seen to be more inclusive, more willing to offer change and more attuned to conditions on the ground, even though questions remain about how it will govern as a unit and its priorities in office.
The TOP 30 highest paid politicians in the worldThe TOP 30 highest paid politicians in the world are all from Singapore: 1. Elected President SR Nathan - S$3.9 million. 2. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong - S$3.8 million. 3. Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew - S$3.5 million. 4. Senior Minister Goh Chok Thong - S$3.5 million. 5. Senior Minister Prof Jayakumar - S$3.2 million. 6. DPM & Home Affairs Minister Wong Kan Seng - S$2.9 million. 7. DPM & Defence Minister Teo Chee Hean - $2.9 million 8. Foreign Affairs Minister George Yeo - S$2.8 million. 9. National Development Minister Mah Bow Tan - S$2.7 million. 10. PMO Miniser Lim Boon Heng - S$2.7 million. 11. Trade and Industry Minister Lim Hng Kiang - S$2.7 million. 12. PMO Minister Lim Swee Say - S$2.6 million. 13. Environment Minister & Muslim Affairs Minister Dr Yaccob Ibrahim - S$2.6 million. 14. Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan - S$2.6 million. 15. Finance Minister S Tharman - S$2.6 million. 16. Education Minister & 2nd Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen - S$2.6 million. 17. Community Development Youth and Sports Minister - Dr Vivian Balakrishnan - S$2.5 million. 18. Transport Minister & 2nd Minister for Foreign Affairs Raymond Lim Siang Kiat - S$2.5 million. 19. Law Minister & 2nd Minister for Home Affairs K Shanmugam - S$2.4 million. 20. Manpower Minister Gan Kim Yong - S$2.2 million. 21. PMO Minister Lim Hwee Hwa - S$2.2 million 22. Acting ICA Minister - Lui Tuck Yew - S$2.0 million. 23 to 30 = Senior Ministers of State and Ministers of State - each getting between S$1.8 million to S$1.5 million. Note: 1. The above pay does not include MP allowances, pensions and other sources of income such as Directorship, Chairmnship, Advisory, Consultancy, etc to Gov-linked and gov-related organisations or foreign MNCs such as Citigroup, etc. 2. Though it is based on an estimate, the data cannot be far off the official salary scales. The above was posted in redbeanforum by Green Peas.
I love the choice of words and the force of Mr.LKY's speeches and thats about all......now lets turn to Mr Francis Seow's statement, that 'he (LKY) has won all the cases (litigations)', is something to ponder.