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Lui Tuck Yew should think out of the PAP box

Lui Tuck Yew should think out of the PAP box by looking at faces of change and possibility.
Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew appears to be a PAP hero fighting WP’s nationalized public transport proposal at one hand and attacking NSP’s opening up bus services to more operators in the other end.
Whatever and however his fighting spirit is, he cannot run away from the mindset of the PAP and continues to position himself within the money box.
Lui’s assumptions on our public transport are a reflection of the PAP’s mindset and government standard operation procedures. He seems to base on the following assumptions to defend his transport policy.
More private bus operators
PAP position: Greater competition in public transport - including opening up bus services to small private operators - could hurt the interests of commuters in the long run. (Today 29 Jul)
Lui noted that the two public transport operators - SBS Transit and SMRT - run a mix of profitable and loss-making routes which they are ob…

观其言 察其行 陈庆炎的小动作

全民总统之《观其言而察其行》陈庆炎的小动作
《观其言而察其行》是来自《论语》的一句话。意思是说选取人才的方法,不仅要听他说,更要观察他的行动。一个人是否是真的那么行,那么可靠,是否是主流媒体说的那样好,那就不得而知了。或许,从陈庆炎过去一个月来得一些小动作,可以观出一个所以然来?
陈庆炎由于树大招风,频频见报,上电视,自然,成了《观其言而察其行》的首选。我们当然也要注意其他的准总统候选人的动态,甚至政府,行动党的动态(尤其是大选后的要聆听民意,重视民情),他们也是《观其言而察其行》的目标。
谁是谁非1大方?大气?
这是早报的报道:【双陈陈庆炎博士和陈钦亮,今午不约而同都到选举局呈交表格。职总英康前总裁陈钦亮今早11时20分抵达选举局,呈交表格,并坚决表示,无论是二角战、三角战或多角战,他都会参加民选总统竞选。他在约11时30分离开选举局,就在10分钟之后,前副总理陈庆炎博士也到选举局呈交表格。】
早报的原意是‘王不见王‘。这里最少出现两个版本,陈钦亮说,他交了申请书后,夫妇两人站在选举局门口,等待陈庆炎前来,因为他想和陈庆炎握手打招呼。陈庆炎却在脸书上说,他不愿意跟陈钦亮争风头,因为,陈钦亮先到,这是陈钦亮的时刻。
到底是谁大方,是谁小气?还是不想让人沾光?这就不得而知了。
谁是谁非2事实?诚意?
陈庆炎说,他在担任教育部长后,发现大学毕业女生的孩子有优先选择报读小学的规定后,决定向内阁建议,取消这项措施。有人怀疑,这个说法不正确,到底谁是谁非,一时也说不清楚。或许,拿出当年的内阁文件记录,可以一解这个疑问?
谁是谁非3有效?制衡?
早报报道说:【陈庆炎博士昨天也把今年5月新加坡大选后的政治改变,形容成一个“三赢局面”,其中人民更是大赢家。他说,执政的人民行动党获得人民的委托是赢家之一,反对党如工人党赢得议席并能借以建立政党信誉也是另一种进步,至于人民则能从更有效的政策辩论中获益,进一步改善生活。他解释说,这个新政治局面将由一个强有力的政党组成政府,但至少在国会内有个有效的反对党与其相抵,辩论政策,从不同角度提出另外方案。陈庆炎也同时强调,这纯粹是他的个人观点。】
作为物理,数学方面的专才,不知道陈庆炎是怎么算出

Can the PAP move away from profit-maximisation model?

Can the PAP move away from profit-maximisation model? And learn something from Jing Shang.

When Singapore Management University (SMU) board of trustees chairman Ho Kwon Ping comments on the failure of business schools to convey the right ethical values to students, I wonder whether this can also apply to the PAP or not.
He said: 'Business schools have not only failed to convey the ethical values which might have mitigated, if not prevented, the business excesses leading to the last global recession; but indeed, much of the fault for the excesses actually lay with business schools themselves.'

He, therefore, advocated a shift from the profit-maximisation model of business to a more balanced view of performance.

'There must be new, rigorously devised, defensible and quantitative measures of corporate performance which take into account the interests of all stakeholders.' (The Straits Times, 25 July 2011)
This sounds familiar to Singapore Inc, a country manages like a compan…

不要为了红包而丢了工作

不要为了红包而丢了工作

到底是谁要高经济增长?到底是谁要红包?政府的意思是这些都是国人要的,政府只是随民意,民愿配合演出。好一个调包大话,因此,政府只好落力导演一幕悲剧,不受欢迎的政策,也要一意孤行。不要忘记,国人是要为高增长,大红包付出代价的。
如果,我们回忆2003年陈企业陈抗和黄永宏的论争新闻(见下文),我们今天谈的外来人才,外劳问题似乎是旧闻,而不是新闻。政府一直坚持外来人才,外劳的重要性和好处,这个立场到今天都没有改变,即使是本身的数据得出的结论不同,也可以用强权压倒你。
本月23日:若没有增长,人们就可能连工作都没有
前内阁资政李光耀昨天在首届海外南亚人大会的对话会上,对外来人才成了执政党的政治难题一事,表示这是政府必须面对的。他说:“我们还有什么选择?没有外来人才,增长就会缓慢;吸引外来人才,就能取得更快速的增长,尽管这样做会使一些顶端的工作落入外来人才手中?若没有增长,人们就可能连工作都没有。”
李光耀斩钉截铁地回答说,新加坡的外来人才政策不受大选影响,而它也不能算是大选“课题”,因为新加坡人一直都因外来人才的竞争而感受到压力。“我坚信外来人才的好处,社会里有更多人才,才会增长得更快。” (早报报道)
本月25日:引进外劳速度若放慢,就业与经济增长也将放缓
我国政府如果放慢引进外劳的速度,我国的就业增长率就会放缓,经济增长也随之降低,那么国人就不能期望政府和以前一样分发那么多的红包。
国大李光耀公共政策学院亚洲竞争力研究所所长陈企业博士在亚洲投资者大会与展览上,就“2011年全国大选后的新加坡中期经济展望和公共政策选择”这一课题讲话时这么指出。(早报报道)
陈企业的红包论
陈企业最可爱的地方是他竟然比李光耀更进一步,把外劳,经济成长和国人的红包,连在一起。
他表示:“在最悲观的情况,政府在这十年所需的特别拨款要达到203亿元。过去十年因为经济取得5.45%的平均增长,政府能拿出179亿元的特别拨款。那么当平均经济增长放慢到2.8%,政府还要发这么多红包,钱从哪里来?”
他说,如果政府要继续分发和以往一样多的红包,那只能“

The efficient but ineffective PAP

Memory of Deyi 4
The efficient but ineffective PAP
At the Deyi Nomination Centre, you could see the organization efficiency of the PAP and the inefficiency of the oppositions. However, when came to effectiveness, it seemed to be the reverse.
Peter F. Drucker, a 20th century Austrian social scientist and author of many books on organizational management said that businesses should strive for effectiveness in contrast to mere efficiency. A quote from Drucker's book, The Effective Executive, says that "Efficiency is doing things right, effectiveness is doing the right things."
Doing things right
Efficient supporters doing things right
The PAP has an excellent grassroots support and is able to send many people to the nomination centres on the nomination day. They did it in an efficient way, dividing into different GRC, SMC teams and arranging different time for them to march into the nomination  centres.Days   before the nomination day, the PAP already did the planning asking su…