Monday, 1 December 2014

PM Lee in Focus

Singapore must ‘steal other people’s lunches’ to stay ahead of competition

Amid growing competition, & workers hungry to learn in places like Chengdu & even further away such as Russia, Singapore must not only protect its lunch but steal other people’s lunches, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has urged.

In this regard, youths in Singapore must especially be on their toes, he said in a discussion with union leaders about the future of jobs in Singapore held recently at Mediacorp.

For example, even as Singapore’s port industry has bounced back from tough times in recent years & is looking for ways to ramp up productivity & stay ahead, it must keep an eye out for new competitors like Malaysia’s Port of Tanjung Pelepas & Port Klang.

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Singapore PM draws laughs in US speech
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong gestures during his meeting with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April, 2, 2013.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong gestures during his meeting with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April, 2, 2013

Singapore is well-known for its efficiency and order, but during a visit to Washington the city-state's prime minister displayed a less advertised attribute — humor.

In an after-dinner speech Tuesday to U.S. businessmen, Lee Hsien Loong made a couple of jokes that could pass for stand-up comedy. He drew laughs — and some groans — with his quips, including one about China's environmental problems:
  • "Beijing residents joke that to get a free smoke all they have to do is open their windows!" Lee said.
  • "(In) Shanghai, if you want some pork soup, you just turn on the tap," he said.
His audience appeared doubtful if that was good taste, until he added, "That's their joke, not mine!"

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Next GE will be a 'deadly serious fight': PM Lee
The next General Election will be a “deadly serious fight”, said the People’s Action Party’s secretary-general and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong today (Dec 7) at the PAP60 Rally

It will be about who forms the government, not how many seats the opposition gets, and it will be about whether Singapore continues to have a First world Government, and not about a First World Parliament, said Mr Lee, taking a dig at the Opposition Workers’ Party’s theme on moving towards a First World Parliament at the last General Election in 2011.

Mr Lee said every seat in the next GE will be a national contest, not a local one.

There are now different and louder voices in society and social media, some who mean well and must be engaged, and some who try to mislead others, he said.

related: 12 members of Cabinet elected into PAP Central Executive Committee

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Too many checks 'will lead to checkmate'
Singapore's opposition parties do not see it as their duty to solve the nation's problems and plan for the future, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong

Instead, their main campaigning platform is to act as a "check" on the ruling party, he said at a People's Action Party (PAP) rally held after the party's biennial conference yesterday.

But for every "checker" in Parliament, there will be one fewer "doer, thinker and leader" in the government, said Mr Lee, who is the PAP's secretary-general.

"You will have a lot of checkers, you have no workers... There will be gridlock, like in other countries," he said.

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Vision of a smart nation is to make life better
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the National lnfocomm Awards 2014 Ceremony. He envisions a "smart nation" which uses the latest technology to benefit the country. - ST PHOTO: LAU FOOK KONG

The need for Singapore to be a "smart nation", using the latest technology to benefit the country, is about making life better for the people and more.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong also envisions it helping the nation to keep abreast of leading cities such as Shanghai, San Francisco and Sydney.

Bringing the current piecemeal uses of technology into a cohesive, nationwide whole "will make our economy more productive, our lives better, and our society more responsive to people's needs and aspirations", he said yesterday at the launch of the Smart Nation initiative.

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Senior Citizens to Benefit with Smart Nation

The new initiatives under Smart Nation will target senior citizens as one of its key beneficiaries.

These initiatives will go towards ensuring Singapore becomes an inclusive Smart Nation where no one is left behind.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong highlighted: "When we have IT, we want it to be accessible to everybody and we have to prevent a digital divide from turning up in Singapore - between those who have IT and can afford it and know how to use it, and those who do not have IT or do not know how to use it."

related: PM Lee: Smart Nation Vision to Make Life Better

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PAP will always do its best for Singapore: PM Lee
People's Action Party Secretary-General Lee Hsien Loong speaking at an event kicking off the party's 60th anniversary celebrations. (Photo: He Xing Ying)

The ruling People's Action Party (PAP) has a duty and responsibility to provide good leadership for Singapore. If it fails, the country is in "deep trouble", said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at a gathering of party leaders and activists on Friday (Nov 7) to mark 60 years of the PAP.

He spoke in Malay, Mandarin and English. The event also saw the launch of a commemorative book - PAP60, Forward Together - which chronicles defining moments in the party's history.

It was at the Victoria Concert Hall that the PAP was launched 60 years ago. Those were very different times, and the Prime Minister related the early struggles of the very party which brought Singapore from Third World to First.

related: PAP kicks off 60th anniversary celebrations with launch of a new book

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Singapore PM: Everyone matters in just and fair society

Every individual here matters and must be valued, regardless of who he is or what he was born with or without, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said yesterday as he reiterated the Government’s aim of building a fair and just society.

To achieve the goal, he added that the country must be guided by basic principles pertaining to how society values the disadvantaged and disabled people: “Are people with special needs just there to be helped? Or should they not be people who matter in our society, who are enabled to contribute to our society in full measure?”

Lee said: “Every society will have its problems and its people who are disadvantaged, disabled or need help. What matters is not whether there are such people, but how we as a society take care of them, embrace them and how (they) can contribute to and participate in society.”


Every individual in S’pore matters and must be valued: PM Lee
Country must be guided by questions pertaining to how society values the disadvantaged and disabled, says Mr Lee

Every individual here matters and must be valued, regardless of who he is or what he was born with or without, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said today (Nov 27) as he reiterated the Government’s aim of building a fair and just society.

Mr Lee said: “Every society will have its problems and its people who are disadvantaged, disabled or need help. What matters is not whether there are such people, but how we as a society take care of them, embrace them and how (they) can contribute to and participate in the society. .... Long ago, Mr S Rajaratnam said this… He said: Are we a democracy of deeds, or a democracy of words?”

To achieve the goal, he added that the country must be guided by basic questions pertaining to how its society values the disadvantaged and the disabled: “Are people with special needs just there to be helped? Or should they not be people who matter in our society, who are enabled to contribute to our society in full measure?”

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Singapore society should value every person: PM Lee at SPD 50th anniversary event
The Republic must build a fair and just society which values every individual - regardless of their circumstances, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in a speech at the 50th anniversary gala dinner of SPD on Thursday evening (Nov 27)

SPD looks after the interests of those with physical disabilities and provides them social support and employment opportunities.

Mr Lee said organisations like SPD serve as a reminder of what Singapore aspires to be as a society. "Our society should value every person, no matter who he is, what he was born with or without, because every person matters to us. And these are the basic principles that should guide us as we build a fair and just society," he said.

Prime Minister Lee said the Government has been shifting its approach to social support. For instance, it is developing new policies which offer more social support for elderly, low-income and disadvantaged groups

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The disabled can contribute to society: PM Lee

SINGAPOREANS who are disadvantaged and disabled should be viewed not merely as people in need of help, but as members of society who can make meaningful contributions, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong yesterday.

"Our society should value every person, no matter who he is, what he was born with, or without, because every person matters to us," he said at a dinner to mark the 50th anniversary of SPD, formerly the Society for the Physically Disabled.

How Singapore takes care of those with disabilities will show whether it is a "democracy of deeds or a democracy of words", he added, quoting former deputy prime minister S. Rajaratnam.

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Community groups play critical role in helping those in need, says PM Lee
Volunteers from public health-care group SingHealth, as well as beneficiaries from the SPD (formerly the Society for the Physically Disabled), preparing race packs for The Straits Times Run at the Hub. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

Even as the Government steps up its social support efforts, community groups in Singapore retain a critical role in helping those in need, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Thursday.

Groups such as the SPD, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, fulfill four main functions, he said in a speech at the SPD's anniversary dinner at Fullerton Hotel.

They mobilise passionate volunteers, raise funds from the community, tackle the actual problems of specific groups in need and strengthen the bonds among people.

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S’pore must value everyone to build fair, just society: PM Lee
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong cutting a cake with SPD board members at The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore November 27, 2014

Mr Lee held up SPD president Chia Yong Yong — a wheelchair user for the past 20 years due to peroneal muscular atrophy — as an example of how people with disabilities can contribute to Singapore society and inspire others to follow their path.

Ms Chia, who played an active role as a committee member of Our Singapore Conversation, was appointed a Nominated Member of Parliament earlier this year. Mr Lee said he was looking forward to Ms Chia’s contributions in Parliament, on behalf of people with disabilities and others.

Paying tribute to the work of SPD — which provides help to 4,700 beneficiaries in different life stages each year — Mr Lee added: “Beyond tangible contributions, organisations like SPD remind us of what we aspire to be as a society: Where every Singaporean counts, no matter who he or she is.”

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Clean government not about high salaries, but ‘realistic’ ones: PM Lee
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (L) shakes hands with China's President Xi Jinping during a welcoming ceremony for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Beijing, Nov 11. Photo: Reuters

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong indicated that Singapore would like to be a conduit for a Maritime Silk Road, mooted by Chinese President Xi Jinping. In a half-hour interview with Mr Yang Lan on Beijing Satellite TV that was broadcast yesterday (Nov 10), he said the world is watching China’s anti-corruption drive as it could be a tremendous boost to its development and stability, and described it as an admirable effort.

He also addressed the notion of clean government in Singapore. He said it is not about high salaries, but ones that are “realistic and correct”, in order to find the right people who are “most capable”, and “most trustworthy”.

Here are some excerpts from Mr Lee’s interview, aired while the Prime Minister is in Beijing for the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) summit.

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Court Ruling a Major Setback for Gay Rights
Repeal Retrograde Law Banning Consensual Sex Relations Between Adult Men

A Singapore Supreme Court ruling on October 29, 2014 to uphold the country’s ban on same-sex relations between consenting adult men is a major setback for equal rights in Singapore, Human Rights Watch said today. The court decision sends a message that gay men may lawfully be subject to discrimination.

The Supreme Court held that section 377A of Singapore’ penal code, which criminalizes sexual intimacy between men, does not violate articles 9 and 12 of the country’s constitution. These articles guarantee the right to life and personal liberty, and provide that all people are entitled to equal protection before the law.

“The Supreme Court’s decision is a terrible setback for homosexual people in Singapore who want to live their lives like everyone else, without government interference,” said Boris Dittrich, advocacy director of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights program at Human Rights Watch. “The ruling tramples upon basic rights to privacy, equality, and non-discrimination.”

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Community support vital to fight terror threat: PM

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said the ongoing conflict in Syria and Iraq had seen terrorist elements in South-east Asia regroup and become more active, and it was naive to think that Singapore can keep its head low and the threat will pass.

The Government had to do what was necessary to protect Singapore, he told 300 religious and community leaders of various faiths at the start of a closed-door dialogue on the threat posed by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militant group.

Doing the necessary includes getting the support of the community, being vigilant domestically, and "taking swift action to neutralise threats to Singapore, or people who may get themselves in trouble". Singapore has also contributed to the international effort to tackle the threat at its source, he noted.

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Singapore must take swift action to neutralise worsening terror threats: PM Lee
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong addressed 300 community and religious leaders from various faiths at a dialogue session today (Nov 29). Photo: Wee Teck Hian

The terrorist threat has recently worsened due to the ongoing conflict in Syria and Iraq and while it might seem far away, it is naive to think that Singapore can keep its head low and let it pass over, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong today (Nov 29).

He added that the Government has to do what is necessary to protect Singapore, and this includes getting the support of the community, staying vigilant domestically, and taking swift actions to neutralise threats. This is also why Singapore needs to contribute to the international efforts against militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), through liason and planning officers, a KC-135R tanker aircraft and an imagery analysis team, he said.

Mr Lee was addressing 300 community and religious leaders from various faiths, prior to a closed-door dialogue with the group at what was the largest dialogue with the leaders since 2011. Five other Cabinet ministers were present, including Deputy Prime Minister and Home Affairs Minister Teo Chee Hean and Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen.

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PM Lee holds dialogue with religious, community leaders on Islamic State threat
Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at a dialogue with community and religious leaders on the country's participation in the multinational coalition against Islamic State, at ITE College Central on Nov 29

The threat of terrorism can cause doubts and sow division between communities - but Singapore has avoided this danger because its people are rational and have looked at the facts squarely and forthrightly condemned extremists, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. This has allowed trust to be maintained in the country, he said on Saturday (Nov 29).

Mr Lee said he is particularly grateful to the Malay-Muslim community, especially its leaders, who have maintained this position.

"This threat of terrorism can sow doubts and dissension amongst our communities," said Mr Lee. "And we have avoided this danger because our people are rational, because they have looked at facts squarely and they forthrightly condemned the extremists.

related: Singapore proposes East Asia Summit symposium to tackle religious extremism

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PM Lee holds dialogue on ISIS threat
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, seen in this file photograph, shared his concerns today about the ongoing conflict in Syria and Iraq at a dialogue with 300 religious and community leaders. -- PHOTO: AFP

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Saturday said the ongoing conflict in Syria and Iraq has seen terrorist elements in Southeast Asia regrouping and getting more active.

And it was naive to think that Singapore can keep its head low and the threat will pass.

The Government had to do what was necessary to protect Singapore, he told around 300 religious and community leaders from various faiths and groups at the start of a closed-door dialogue with five other ministers on Singapore's concerns with the conflicts in both Middle Eastern countries.

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'PAP WILL ALWAYS BE ON THE SIDE OF SINGAPORE AND OF SINGAPOREANS'

"Sixty years ago, 1,500 people gathered in this hall. There were union members - postmen, hospital attendants, public works employees, teachers, busmen, workers in trade and industry. There were white-collar office workers, there were students, and a wide spectrum of Singapore society - people of all races, speaking different languages - but come together for an important occasion.

On stage, Mr Lee Kuan Yew spoke at a table like this. And the Party's conveners sat behind him in a row, in a semi-circle. And amongst them were Dr Toh Chin Chye, Mr S Rajaratnam, Mr Devan Nair, and Mr Ismail Rahim, who was from the postmen's union. It was a multi-racial line-up, with substantial union representation and support.

And this was a signal that a new party was being formed in Singapore - different from any of the other parties which were then already in Singapore, the People's Action Party, a party for all, a national party.

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PAP: WE ARE THE ONLY POLITICAL PARTY TO HOLD SINGAPORE TOGETHER

The PAP has built a harmonious and cohesive nation, taking into account and balancing the diverse and sometimes conflicting beliefs, ideologies and interests of the people. It has accumulated strengths and experience to continue to chart a clear course forward and to forge consensus on the major issues facing Singapore.

The PAP is not just an ordinary political party with partisan views and advancing only vested interests. It is a unique and key institution - the only party able to hold our country together.


The PAP lives by its bedrock values of integrity and equal opportunity for all Singaporeans to maximise their potential and reap the rewards of their efforts. That is why we wear white on special party occasions. It is to remind ourselves and Singaporeans of our fundamental values.

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SDP: "LEE HSIEN LOONG LIKE VERY SCARED LIKE THAT," RESIDENT SAYS

"I thought Lee Kuan Yew said nothing is free?" an elderly resident pointed out when we visited the Sembawang GRC on Sunday. "Then why Lee Hsien Loong giving out this and that? Like he's very scared like that."

He was referring to the recent announcements of goodies that the Government made.

"Yes," we agreed, "the Government is obviously feeling the pressure. But it's important to remember that it is the opposition that is constantly speaking up that the PAP feels it has to react."

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New PAP resolution to come into effect from Dec 7
PAP supporters at the Nomination centre at Singapore Chinese Girls School during the 2011 General Election. TODAY file photo

The People’s Action Party (PAP) will be amending its party constitution to reflect a new resolution that was passed during the last Party Conference in December last year, said Party Chairman Khaw Boon Wan today (Nov 22).

Speaking at the PAP’s 60th anniversary dinner and awards ceremony this evening, Mr Khaw said that the new resolution “defines the party’s objectives in our new way forward”.

“The next step is to amend the Party Constitution to enshrine or hardwire the new PAP Resolution into our constitution and put it into force,” Mr Khaw said. “This we will do at the Party Conference next month (Dec 7).”

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SILVER SUPPORT SCHEME

The Prime Minister announced the Silver Support Scheme at the National Day Rally 2014. The scheme is intended to supplement the retirement savings of the needy elderly, to help them cope with their living expenses.  It is similar to how we supplement the wages of lower-wage workers with the Workfare Income Supplement.

The poor elderly would typically not have accumulated enough CPF during their working lives. Those who had not bought a flat, and who do not have enough family support, would be more vulnerable.

As this is a scheme for the long term, and must be sustainable, we are studying carefully the criteria to be used in determining which group of elderly Singaporeans should be eligible. We will share the details of the Silver Support Scheme at Budget 2015.

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Golden Year For The Elderlies

There are just about 400,000 of us in Singapore - those aged 65 and older. About 35,000 of us earn less than $1,000 a month.

Another piece of depressing news - 24 out of 100,000 elderly people committed suicide last year. In the United States, only 14 in 100,000 did so. Also, the rate of elderly suicide is twice the rate of those younger in Singapore.

Nearly 30 per cent of us in 2011 were living in a four-room Housing Board flat and about 24 per cent of us in a three-room HDB flat. Twenty per cent were in HDB apartments that were five-roomers or executive flats. Fifteen per cent of us were living in private property. Seven per cent live in one or two-bedroom flats. The remaining 3 per cent of us were in institutions.

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PM Lee In The Limelight

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said the city state belongs to all those living here that includes permanent residents and employment pass holders and was a special place to celebrate annual festivities amidst diverse groups.

Addressing a community celebration of the Indian New Year last night, Lee said:
"Singaporeans, new arrivals, people who are on permanent residence here, people who are on employment pass here, all participating in one big Singapore family... So that we feel that this is a place which is special, which belongs to all of us and where we all celebrate one another's festivals and happy events together." 
Dressed in red Kurta, Lee joined 600 residents at a community club of his constituency, tried his hand at a Thanjavur painting which was on cultural display and watched performances by classical Indian dancers.

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PM LEE 8 YRS AGO: PAP MAKES LIFE BETTER FOR ALL SINGAPOREANS

At the PAP rally on 8 Dec last Sunday, LHL was in a desperate and panicky state. He talks about the opposition “checking” on them. He mentioned the word ‘checkmate’, clearly indicating that he is clueless about the notion of modern democracy. So, how is he going to appease the citizens?

Well, if you read his speech carefully, you could really feel the desperation. Phrases like ‘If the PAP fails, Singapore is in deep trouble. We shall not fail’, ‘We don’t make empty promises’ and so on, certainly reflect his desperation.

Worse, for the first time, the PAP openly mentions about the possibility that it may not be able to form the govt (see TRE article – ‘First time PAP admits may not be able to form govt‘). Why? just to scare us to continue to vote for him and his party?

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10 years under LHL: Youths uncertain about their financial future


10 YEARS UNDER LEE HSIEN LOONG: HAVE THINGS GONE BAD?

The 10 years under the premiership of Lee Hsien Loong can be characterised as a lost decade for Singapore and a step backwards from First World to Third World. A decade of stagnant wages and exacerbated rises in prices have placed some of the measures of economic prosperity in Singapore on par with other Third World countries.

Indeed, under Mr Lee, real wages have remained stagnant for the majority of Singaporeans whereas for low income Singaporeans, this is even worse - they saw their real incomes decline.

Wages in Singapore have remained so depressed that Singaporeans today earn one of the lowest wages among the developed countries. Coupled with how Singaporeans also now work the longest hours in the world, this also means that when one looks at the wage earn per hour, Singaporeans could possibly earn the lowest wages among the developed countries.



PAP MAKES LIFE BETTER

This story is entirely based on my personal analysis. After the year 1984, LKY was helpless without his ‘work horses’ (‘LKY letters show he is clueless without others‘). Being proud and stubborn, he thought with the new cabinet ministers including his son would do a good job just like his old ‘work horses’.

Most of the problems seemed to be containable – mostly bread and butter issues.  Little did he know that these issues became blotted to near unmanageable sizes (cost of living, healthcare cost, housing cost, widening wage gap, low fertility and increasing global pressure on competition).

Many bad policies were introduced, but these were temporary measures to ease the problems.  He was too focused on fixing his ‘enemies’ that he neglected these problems. His young ministers were not experience enough to fix these problems.  They were only ‘papers’ qualified and more of ‘city slickers’ with not much of ground experiences.


GENES CAN BE INHERITED BUT NOT PERFORMANCE

The PM’s performance was the focus of the media interview at the end of SingFirst’s walkabout in his Ang Mo Kio GRC yesterday. It is common knowledge and widely felt among Singaporeans that the economy has become less robust and society is more divided, stressed and unhappy.

He has failed to repeat his father’s achievements as PM.

Lee Hsien Loong’s dismal record is unimaginable given that he has been “trained” as minister for 20 years before taking on the job as PM in 2004. Neither have the genes from his father been of much help. He might have inherited intelligent genes from his father but certainly not his performance. Unhappiness with their MP’s performance as PM was evident from our conversations with several groups of AMK residents in our walkabout. We met many residents who were severely affected by PAP’s policies that did not create a trickle down effect for the lower to middle class families, even in the PM’s GRC.

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PM Lee draws groans as “Mee Siam Mai Hum” comedy gig goes global


Interviewed after the show, Mr Lee said, “I always knew there is a funny yet sophisticated side to me.” 


“There’s this pent-up humour in my belly that was kept inside for too long. I mean, just look at the grim faces I have to live with at home.”

Since the success of his debut act “Mee Siam Mai Hum” at the 2006 National Day Rally, Lee has received strong encouragement from his faithful yes-men fan club to bring the show international.


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Singapore PM draws laughs in US speech
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong gestures during his meeting with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April, 2, 2013.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong gestures during his meeting with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April, 2, 2013

Singapore is well-known for its efficiency and order, but during a visit to Washington the city-state's prime minister displayed a less advertised attribute — humor.

In an after-dinner speech Tuesday to U.S. businessmen, Lee Hsien Loong made a couple of jokes that could pass for stand-up comedy. He drew laughs — and some groans — with his quips, including one about China's environmental problems:
  • "Beijing residents joke that to get a free smoke all they have to do is open their windows!" Lee said.
  • "(In) Shanghai, if you want some pork soup, you just turn on the tap," he said.
His audience appeared doubtful if that was good taste, until he added, "That's their joke, not mine!"


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PM Lee Hsien Loong inspects Guard of Honour in Germany

Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (R) walks ahead of German Chancellor Angela Merkel


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All Singapore Stuff 11 Jul at 08:58

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong arrives in the Philippines and does an impromptu catwalk! #LOL

Garland himself and gaylek with his hands swinging like a lady in a catwalk.



PM Lee: Fix the Opposition


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Lone Ranger PM in G20 Leaders' Summit
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CNA SHOWING PM's HANDSHAKE PHOTO WITH TRUMP

Please see this image that Channel News Asia used for their article about the G20 Summit. It features PM Lee sitting and shaking hands with President Trump in a very feminine and timid manner.

That is what the body language implies. Has Channel News Asia sabotaged our prime minister by showing such an unflattering photo? Many comments on the CNA facebook page remarked on this and some Singaporeans openly criticized him for being so submissive to Donald Trump. Channel News Asia should not have used a photo that showed a “sissy” handshake.

What do you think? Do you think this handshake looks manly and confident?


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