Friday, 23 December 2016

Ho Ching's refreshingly chill approach to social media

Culminates in sharing of Pornhub meme
© Coconuts Media Photo: Ho Ching Facebook page

Unlike her husband — who holds the most powerful position in the country — the Prime Minister's wife Ho Ching has a rather refreshingly lax approach to her social media postings.

If one were to look at her personal (and verified) Facebook page,  it would seem that she loves to spam links to various videos, articles and memes without a care for public relations at all — an amazing feat considering that every single aspect of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's own social media presence is clearly curated. The same goes for the rest of the ministers and various politicians under him — they can (most times) be so inoffensive and sterile to the point of being bland.

That's why Ho Ching's own posts are so relatively interesting. Politically incorrect jokes even make it to her feed — like this one about Pornhub (sadly blocked in Singapore, mind you). Bless her gleeful, carefree heart.

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HO Ching shared Engineering Insider's photo. 19 December at 15:32
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Engineering Insider Like This PagePage Liked · 19 December

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Ho Ching's refreshingly chill approach to social media culminates in sharing of Pornhub meme
Spam on, you powerful woman

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Pornhub: an unlikely brand ambassador?

Dr Mumbo doffs his cap to Ho Ching, the wife of Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong. After all, it’s not every day you see a PM’s other half sharing a gag on Facebook about pornography, let alone in a country where material of a salacious nature is strictly off limits.

It’s certainly a ringing endorsement for Pornhub. Dr Mumbo wondered if the smut site may approach Ho Ching to become its local brand ambassador.

Until he was reliably informed it is one of the many, many thousands of websites unavailable to viewers of adult art in Singapore.

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Ho Ching shares Pornhub meme, a site banned by IDA

On 19 Dec, the Prime Minister’s wife Ho Ching shared a meme from Pornhub. Pornhub is banned in Singapore. She did not share it direct from Pornhub but from a Facebook page Engineering Insider.

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Check out Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's wife Ho Ching's facebook. She shared an internet meme implicitly promoting the consumption of pornography? As the first lady shouldn't she conduct herself with some decorum?

By the way, PornHub has been banned by IDA Singapore so it is strange that she who is the Prime Minister's wife would share such a distasteful meme. Singaporeans look up to her and what kind of wrong message will she be sending to fellow Singaporeans?

Is she condoning pornography in Singapore? Ho Ching needs to be more careful and prudent with what she shares on social media. She has a responsibility to all Singaporeans. It maybe a little joke to her but not to parents trying to teach their children the harms of pornography.

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Ho Ching just shared a post that might explain why people take so long in the toilet

Have you ever wondered why some people take so long in the toilet?

A possible reason could be gleaned from something Ho Ching recently shared on her Facebook page.

Now, the post brings up some interesting points that are relevant to Singaporeans — chief of all, the prevalence of smartphones in Singapore.

After Reading This, You Will Never Use Your Phone In A Toilet Again!

Are you one of many people who take their phone into the toilet? If the answer is YES, you should be aware of the fact that it is extremely dangerous habit. Namely, on this way you are exposing yourself to numerous germs including salmonella, E.Coli and C.

Dr. Lisa Ackerley, hygiene expert explains: “If you wipe your bum then pick up your phone, you may as well not bother washing your hands because all the bacteria you put on your phone will end up back on your hands”.

So what should you do in order to protect your health? Dr. Ron Cutler, director of biomedical science degrees at Queen Mary’s University London, explained: “Basically, you just shouldn’t (take your phone into the toilet) if you are at all concerned about the transfer of viruses and fecal contamination”. According to him, levels of contamination vary widely and depend on the place where the toilet is. While small office is not quite big problem, hospital or a cruise ship where lots of viruses are circulating are different and much more dangerous.

Ho Ching perfectly camouflaged with botany at Singapore Botanic Gardens

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong shared a picture of his wife snapping away at the Singapore Botanic Gardens and extended his Christmas wishes via his Instagram account. Several commenters cannot help but notice how well Madam Ho Ching had blended in with the plants at the Botany Centre.

PM Lee said that his wife and him found the jolly green “snowman” outside the Botany Centre when they went for jalanjalan (a walk), and that this ‘snowman’ does not melt.

Instagram user rogerkktan responded to Mr Lee’s post and said: “Mrs Lee clothing ready blend into the back ground.

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Merry Christmas to one and all! 25 December is a joyous day for Christians, as they celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. ☃☃ We don’t get snow in Singapore, so instead of a white Christmas we have a green one! Ho Ching and I spotted this jolly green “snowman” outside the Botany Centre at the Singapore Botanic Gardens during a recent #jalanjalan.

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Ho Ching on Forbes Lists
#30 Power Women (2016) #43 in 2015

For half of 2015, Ho Ching, the CEO of Temasek Holdings, took a sabbatical from the Singapore state-owned investment firm before returning in the autumn. Ho, who has been on the Power Woman list every year since its inception in 2004, helped guide her firm to a $266 billion portfolio last year.

She has been with the company for 14 years, initially joining as the executive director, and was appointed to CEO in 2004. The firm has recently signaled its desire to look for opportunities in Europe. With a master's degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University in hand, Ho started her career as an engineer with the Ministry of Defence of Singapore in 1976.

She is married to Lee Hsien Loong, the nation's prime minister and son to the country's first PM, Lee Kuan Yew, who died in March 2015.

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HO Ching 10 April ·

Peace, folks, and embarrassed apologies from this Twitter newbie.

Had been playing around with Twitter y'day, trying out different buttons, seeing what can or cannot be done.

Discovered Twitter reposts pictures without captions, and unfortunately one of the pictures could be misunderstood on its own.

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The politics of power dressing
U.S. first lady Michelle Obama and Ho Ching, wife of Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, stand together during an official arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S. August 2, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

WHEN it comes to powerful women and what they wear, everyone’s a critic.

Think about the attention Theresa May’s kitten heels and her love for animal prints has received. Never mind the fact that she has more than 30 years of experience in British politics.

Most recently, netizens aspiring to join the fashion police took pot-shots at Ms Ho Ching’s choice of clothes during her visit to the United States with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong this week.

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The famiLEE feud: Rise of the 'First Lady'

On April 15, 2010, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong was interviewed by Charlie Rose on American national television and declared without reservation that if anyone suggested that Singapore has a dynastic government – if there was any hint of nepotism – then he would sue them.

That was then. Seven years and two months later, on June 14, 2017, his own brother and sister (Lee Hsien Yang and Lee Wei Ling) accused him of exactly that. He has not sued them, but his brother has said he will flee the country in fear of unspecified repercussions from his conflict with his brother. They accuse him not only of having dynastic ambitions for his son, Li Hongyi, but also of abusing his power as prime minister in his effort to "advance his personal agenda" and of cowering the local press into timid silence.

The tipping point of the dispute is the last will and testament of the family patriarch, Lee Kuan Yew, who died on 23 March 2015. The specific point of dispute is disposal of the family home: Lee Kuan Yew wanted it bulldozed; Lee Hsien Loong wants it preserved and heritage listed. More to the point, he is accused of using the power of Cabinet and his Attorney-General (formerly his personal solicitor) to make it so. (Last week Cabinet Secretary Tan Kee Yong confirmed Cabinet had set up an internal ministerial committee to consider the options for the house but PM Lee had not been involved in the committee's discussions.) The PM's younger siblings have enlisted the power of Facebook and the foreign media (bypassing the Singapore press) to stop him.

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Viral Jokes???
Why does Ho Ching have such crude picture in her collections? Wei Ling questions
Ho Ching 'embarrassed' by Twitter blunder, clears misunderstanding about her post
Singapore PM’s wife apologizes over ‘middle finger’ Twitter posting
Internet refuses Ho Ching’s ‘it’s a twitter malfunction’ excuse for posting monkey