Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Have they no shame at all?

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Ladies and Gentlemen,

I really wonder about this. Have they no shame at all? I am referring to Singapore's Chief Justice, Chan Sek Kiong, Singapore's Attorney General Walter Woon and Singapore's Minister for Law, Shanmugam.

I am referring to the report that appears in Singapore Democratic Party's website http://www.sdp.org/ Tuesday Jan 06, 2009 Chee responds to CJ, AG and Law Minister which squarely knocks down the stupid nonsense put out by them on the rule of law. I am also referring to my article in this blog, Singapore's state controlled newspaper Straits of Jan 03, 2009 where I too publicly exposed their chicanery.

Surely they know that Singaporeans read this. Anyone with even the slightest shame should find it difficult even walking out in public with their faces exposed after they have been made to look such fraudsters. Do they walk around then, wearing masks, because any self respecting human being, after such embarrassment, should find it difficult even walking out in public.

Had it been me, I would have died of shame. These are astonishing characters, really.

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15 comments:

Anonymous said...

I doubt they would ever leave their houses. They are public enemies and it's useless talking to them cos they're already dead.

Anonymous said...

All three have pawned their integrity and self-repect to the old fraud for 30 pieces of silver. They have chosen their bed and now smugly lie upon it oblivious to the contempt of their fellow citizens. Undoubtably all have an escape plan B should it all end in tears when he goes to meet his maker. Time will tell whether they've chosen a good one...

Anonymous said...

U hit the nail on its head........their humongous salaries, power and other State perks shut out their conscience and compassionate feelings for victims of the PAP Govt. This also applies to the SPF from their scholar chief right down to the commanders. No shame at all and no humanity!
I have no respect whatsoever for the S'pore Judiciary and the Police Force. Bloody hypocrites and scums of the earth!!

Anonymous said...

"I am referring to the report that appears in Singapore Democratic Party's website ... Chee responds to CJ, AG and Law Minister which squarely knocks down the stupid nonsense put out by them on the rule of law. I am also referring to my article in this blog, Singapore's state controlled newspaper Straits of Jan 03, 2009 where I too publicly exposed their chicanery."

Yes, yes. What would we know without you.

Have you no shame at all, advertising yourself in the same breath with CSJ?

Anonymous said...

No, they don't have any shame.

And that's because they have never been publicly shamed before - the PAP ensured that that would be the case when their whole bag of tricks, pre-Internet, prevented the truth will never come out.

But this is the Internet age.

That's why the naming and shaming must begin and be kept up in earnest

I'm reading about yet another kangaroo judge, and after googling her name, I found out that she had co-authored a book with several other legal professionals fro around the world.

My task now is to email those co-authors and expose the articles in which she commits abuses of authority; hopefully, social and professional isolation will ensue - they have to be as personally affected as those they abuse.

Anonymous said...

Yes, your eyes are not playing tricks on you and neither is there a typo mistake.

Mr Tan Yong Soon, a senior civil servant with the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources had actually spent S$15,500 per head, or S$46,500 in all to attend a French cooking course in Paris.

Not that it was immoral for him to do so, but to boast about it openly in the papers to ordinary Singaporeans fretting about their livelihoods amidst an economic recession is downright insensitive, callous and arrogant.

BG(NS) Tan Yong Soon-Former CEO of URA, iron clad rice bowl.

The income disparity is too big.

I would prefer that this top civil servant had spent his money for cooking lessons in Singapore.

Afterall as a top civil servant he should have set an example of supporting the local economy ...... if he was truly

patriotic???

Anonymous said...

That overfed BG blew $46k — easily a year's salary for the average middle-class slave — on a bloody COOKING course and publicly bragged about it? Jeez, that is absolutely sickening! Hope to God that wasn't at public expense?

It's hard to believe the the man's total insensitivity or indifference to the hard times being suffered by his fellow citizens. It's like that notorious video on national TV showing LKY and the Lee clan proudly stuffing their faces with $50,000 worth of air-flown sashimi while being attended to by a fawning chef. Utterly unacceptable.

Wont' be too long now before the cry by the fatcats, "Let them eat cake!" rings out around the island. Followed swiftly, one hopes, by the sound of guillotine blades being sharpened furiously in the heartlands.

Gopalan Nair said...

Reference Anonymous Jan 07, 10.41

The reference to "Let them eat cake" and "guillotine blades" is Charles Dickens "A tale of 2 cities", one of my favorite books.

Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Speech made by EDB CEO Mr Teo Ming Kian at launching of Satyam’s innovation hub in Singapore, 2006:

“I am delighted to be part of Satyam’s event today to launch the business intelligence, analytics and mobile applications global innovation hubs in Singapore. Today’s inauguration ceremony marks a milestone as Satyam is the first major Indian IT enterprise to invest in R&D centers in Singapore.

I became even more convinced after I visited his Hyderabad campus at his invitation, and saw the impressive operations there.
Mr Teo Ming Kian must be kicking himself in the butt for his rather lavish if not slavish praise of Ramalinga Raju who had been falsifying Satyam’s accounts all along.

It is understandable if one or two persons were unfortunate enough to be misled and conned by Ramalinga, but to have an entire team of senior government leaders including the Prime Minister of the nation being caught with their pants down in dealings with a con man is rather embarrassing

not surprising at all, those clowns in white are easiest to con -You know why they never learn ?

Will you ever learnt from 'honest mistakes' ?

Talk about talented

Shameless said...

Mr. Nair you have rightly asked the question, "Have they no shame at all?"

In fact I myself have been pondering this subject for years.

My answer is, "Yes, they have no shame at all and because we Singaporeans have allowed them to get away with it all".

As someone has rightly pointed out there should be a concerted effort to have these judges, civil servants and prosecutors exposed to their counterparts overseas.

For the love of money these kangaroos and dogs have sold their souls to the devil.

Anonymous said...

EDB's CEO Mr Teo Ming Kian isn't the only star-struck twit-in-white to have the wool pulled over his eyes by sharp operators who can spot a soft target a mile away.

Recall one Lee Kuan Yew luxuriating in the hospitality of the Middle East at the time of Mas Selamat's mysterious 'escape'. He practically creamed his jeans as he eulogised the achievements of Dubai — world's tallest building, world's only 7-star hotel, artificial islands shaped like the globe and palm trees, blah, we must emulate them, blah, we must get into bed with them, blah, going to rule the airline world, blah...

And how are they doing now that the price of a barrel of oil has tumbled from $147 to $47? Construction activity has ground to a screeching halt as the Dubai government scrambles to rescue the tottering developers of these monuments to excess consumption. For now we'll see the world's tallest half-finished building, the world's finest incomplete and unsaleable artificial islands...

Blinded by the glitter, did GIC/Temasek toss a few billion into the enticing, glistening pot? Who knows? It's a state secret. What we do know is that a fool and his money are soon parted, especially an old fool and our money. And please don't be tactless enough to mention Suzhou, m'kay?

Anonymous said...

EDB's CEO Mr Teo Ming Kian isn't the only star-struck twit-in-white to have the wool pulled over his eyes by sharp operators who can spot a soft target a mile away.

Recall one Lee Kuan Yew luxuriating in the hospitality of the Middle East at the time of Mas Selamat's mysterious 'escape'. He practically creamed his jeans as he eulogised the achievements of Dubai — world's tallest building, world's only 7-star hotel, artificial islands shaped like the globe and palm trees, blah, we must emulate them, blah, we must get into bed with them, blah, going to rule the airline world, blah...

And how are they doing now that the price of a barrel of oil has tumbled from $147 to $47? Construction activity has ground to a screeching halt as the Dubai government scrambles to rescue the tottering developers of these monuments to excess consumption. For now we'll see the world's tallest half-finished building, the world's finest incomplete and unsaleable artificial islands...

Blinded by the glitter, did GIC/Temasek toss a few billion into the enticing, glistening pot? Who knows? It's a state secret. What we do know is that a fool and his money are soon parted, especially an old fool and our money. And please don't be tactless enough to mention Suzhou, m'kay?

Anonymous said...

History is peppered with leaders who initially tried to do good. They became powerful and ended up overwhelmed by the human weakness called greed.

With greed, these do-gooders used the power to change the system to allow them to helping themselves to the wealth.

And behind all these were the supporting scanvengers eyeing for a slice of the wealth.

A few names were highlighted in the previous comments. Non of these elite Singaporeans were self-made men, they enriched themselves through taxpayers money.

Shame is not in the list of nouns undestood by these people.

Anonymous said...

I think at the end of the day, only people who work in those ministries and state-owned companies will know the truths of what is exactly happening within. I wonder if those who wanted to resign would be subjected to threats if the truths are leaked out? No wonder my late dad always said that politics is a dirty game. To me, no politics is clean and the dirtiness varies in degrees.

Anonymous said...

It all starts from the Peanut....

Few years ago, we heard someone equate 600 grand to peanut... today,in the mist of economy tsunami we have someone boastfully spent 45 grand on a cooking seesion in Paris....

The income disparity is obvious in the country. People are fed with millions could never appreaciate the value of a dime.

We seems to have "GREAT LEADERS" but they are definitely not the leaders who understand how the majority of the public live their daily lives ...

Comparing the sky scrappers, we have reached the standard of the First world... but sad to say we are far away from a caring society...