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While China is transferring money to pension fund, our PAP wants to increase taxes.

The Ministry of Finance in China is to start transferring shares in State-Owned-Enterprises to pension fund for social security.  According to Caixin,
[A (China) Ministry of Finance document said that the move "demonstrates that state-owned companies are owned by all people and should benefit all people."]
China Daily adds that “the move will ensure the sustainable development of the country’s basic pension insurance system.” It can also improve the efficiency of SOEs. Currently, there are more than 200 million people aged above 60 in China. And there is a shortfall in pension fund, especially in poor provinces and bankrupted state companies..
[Taxes as solutions in Singapore]
While in Singapore, the People’s Action Party government is going to increase taxes. Here are some the headlines: Singapore to raise taxes as govt spending increasesNo contradiction between PM Lee and DPM Tharman on taxes: MOFAs Singapore’s spending needs grow, raising taxes is inevitable: PM Lee
The PAP gov…

PAP的新加坡特产:义务政治人物、自愿行政高管

【人民行动党的一项创举就是培养了一大批义务自愿的政治和行政精英。这批所谓的新加坡特产,往往以责任为前提,挂着为民服务的口号;事实上,在衡量责任和权益时,却把个人的权益收益、事业前途、和金钱收入,放在责任之上。权益高于、大于责任,才是他们真正的本色。】

人人皆知,李光耀推崇儒学、孔子的思想,希望新加坡的从政者,尤其是人民行动党的领袖,都有天下为己任的高尚情操。这基本上也是新加坡的成功之道。然而,李光耀过世才两年,我们现在才体会到李光耀提倡儒家思想的结果,竟然是一批批的新加坡特产:
【他们一边打着义务工作者的形象,自愿的为国为民服务,没有计较个人的得失,从事最没有人想要工作,忍辱偷生,默默的工作。另一边,却是考量事业前途光明,高薪照领,没有一点脸红。】
『或许,李光耀当初推崇的就是虚伪的儒家思想,只是表面功夫。李光耀只是要达到政治目的,而不是想要培养一股浩然正气。因此,他一走,什么气也跟着没有了。』
新加坡上至总统,下至部长,可以说都是义务的政治工作者。因此,与之互相辉映的政联公司主管、董事,当然,也是自愿的CEO和董事局成员。这可以说是新加坡人民行动党掌政50多年来,建立的政治官商文化。表面上,似乎,他们都是义务自愿的为国为民服务,担负重任,不计较个人的得失,一心一意把一生贡献给新加坡。真实面,在地铁事件,淡马锡,政府投资公司上,已经看得清清楚楚了。
义务自愿的名堂,这是多么伟大的政治工作者和行政管理人员。他们几乎可以和张载、范仲淹比美:


因为,只有在义务和自愿的高尚人格推动下,才可能把做到孟子的浩然正气,把天下当成己任。在这里,把天下缩小到新加坡,这些行动党的自愿义务的政治工作者,就是把个人的得失放一边,只争把新加坡带向新的高峰。
【责任和权益的衡量】
我们看看这些新加坡特产如何衡量他们的责任和权益:
¥2015年大选后,许文远接任吕德耀出任交通部长,因为地铁故障频频,这个部门已经是一个烫手芋头,吕德耀为此而不寻求连任。因此,许文远毅然扛下这个没有人要的部门。可以说,有‘以新加坡为己任’的勇气。身为人民行动党主席,许文远以身作则,把责任扛下,当然,他应该获得的权益自然没有少给,还应该多拿一些‘献身’花红,作为奖励。反过来看,人才济济的行动党,为何竟然没有一个勇于担当的部长,愿意冒政治风险,担任交通部长。这说明,行动党第四代领导都是一群权益高于责任的人。
¥郭木财五年前就出任SMRT总…

UOB, Wong Kan Seng and the Singapore’s sad story.

Wong Kan Seng is to be Chairman of United Overseas Bank after being appointed as a Board Director.
It is a sad story. It is not meritocracy.
It is a sad story. It shows the limit of entrepreneurship in Singapore.
It is a sad story.  It is a political decision.
In his political career, Wong Kan Seng had no financial or commerce experience.  

[A former member of the governing People's Action Party (PAP), Wong was a Member of Parliament (MP) representing the Bishan-Toa Payoh Group Representation Constituency. Wong served as the country's Deputy Prime Minister from 2005 to 2011. He also held the Cabinet portfolios of Minister for Community Development (1987–91), Minister for Foreign Affairs (1988–94), Minister for Home Affairs (1994–2010) and Co-ordinating Minister for National Security (2010–11).] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wong_Kan_Seng
One can easily claim that being a minister one is qualified for all management jobs, including banking and finance, as he/she is looking after the…

从地铁(行动党)次等文化看新加坡的未来: 随时误点误事,把持肥缺肥田不落人后。

随时面对误点误事, 自愿把持肥缺肥田不落人后。

人民行动党政府认为自己的地铁文化出现问题,间接承认地铁文化是次等的,不完善,不完美,令人蒙羞的。但是,地铁文化正是行动党治国文化的缩影吗?从地铁的次等文化,细看行动党的次等政治文化:无需制衡,一党独大的狂傲,新加坡的未来何去何从?
地铁公司经过五年的军人式管理,奖学金精英的领导下,还是无法改变旧有的文化,那么,再给它五年,是否真的能够改弦易辙,提高生产力,提高效率,提高公众的信心呢?
答案和新加坡的未来有关,可以说地铁的既定管理文化,不论是重商主义,维修问题,还是领导接班人的问题,不就是人民行动党的政治的反照吗?
而这个烂泥巴,不是始于五年前,而是更加早,甚至10年,15年前,当地铁公司转为所谓的私人管理,骄傲的告诉世人,我们的地铁服务是一门盈利的生意的时候。问题就出在这里,次等文化就此产生。私有化国有企业,可以制造很多肥田肥缺,照许文远的说法,可以让更多奖学金得主,政府精英主动自愿的加入,为党为国牺牲,而不是为了个人利益。
地铁次等文化的产生,就是在行动党政府盈利挂帅的背景下产生的。SMRT企业总裁兼首席执行长郭木财何其不幸,主动自愿为地铁服务,但是现在却背上坏名声。而其他奖学金精英,肥田肥缺自愿耕耘,有些不但把公司搞到关门,还可以扶摇直上,顺风顺水,如,报业控股执行总裁伍逸松,就是其中之一。
因此,在这样的背景下,地铁的次等管理文化产生了,这当然获得行动党的次等政治管理文化的加持才有可能产生。与其怪地铁文化,不如直接怪行动党的次等政治文化来得更加直接。这和李显龙出任总理以来的次文化路线也有关联。因为,他强调解决经济问题,追求高薪高利,而忽视文化问题。从而接受次等文化逐渐变成国策。
因此,如果我们认为,地铁的管理不会有所改善,行动党的行政策略和效率,也是如此这般,那么新加坡的未来,将是黯淡的。因为,我们的要求已经不是第一世界的要求,而是,容许误点误事,把次级表现习以为常的一种病态。私有化国营企业,即使亏本关门,也无所谓,只要政治正确,主动自愿为党请命就可以了。
而我们的人民,也像现在一样,无奈、无助般的接受这一命运,最多,也只是在社交媒体发发牢骚。选举一到,还是闪电第一,闪电最好,闪电样样行的迷思。如此一来,根本,无法做到制衡,改进效率的地步。
这就是未来的新加坡。面对地铁的次文化,面对行动党的次政治文化,欣然接受,无助、无奈又无情的…

Sponsored PAP social media content everywhere. A day to come!

From Russia to USA. From the PAP to Singaporeans. PAP sponsored social media content will appear overall Singapore.

This is a report from The Washington Post.
If Russians can do it in an open society, like USA, a country with freedom of speech, how do we imagine the same in Singapore when everything is controlled under a one-party state.
The US has no press control and many mainstream media was against Donald Trump during the 2016 US Presidential Election. Even with main stream media support, Clinton could not win the battle. Why?
Did Russian content in social media really have such a big impact on the outcome of the US election? It may be yes and may be no.  But certainly, Clinton campaign had her weakness. And the blame now goes to social media, especially the Russian content.
If this is true, the People’s Action Party will have to re-think their strategy. They have to worry the effectiveness of mainstream media. In “Reducing Importance of Print Media, PAP turns to Social Media for a b…