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Tharman has a point

In Humour, Political governance on 08/05/2012 at 7:11 pm

 Sometime ago, when defending the constructive, nation-building local media against comments that it was pro-government, he said that he tot he didn’t get much favours (my words not his) from the media. Well I laughed at this. I tot it was one of his stand-up routines.

He has a point or at least he did not misrepresented the facts in this instance. Tharman, last week, told us high COE prices doesn’t have an impact on us “lesser mortals” because the vast majority of  us don’t buy new cars. Netizens well and truly roughed him up. And this is what our constructive, nation-building BT reported on Monday:

Rising COE premiums put brakes on business
Some firms put expansion plans on hold as lorries and vans become more expensive

Soaring certificate of entitlement (COE) premiums are bearing down on businesses and forcing them to put the brakes on growth.

Since the start of the year, the workhorses of the road – lorries, vans and motorcycles – have become more expensive at a staggering rate, derailing the expansion plans of vehicle-reliant firms.

Category C premiums – which are for goods vehicles and buses – are now pushing $58,000, up 49 per cent from the start of this year. A year ago, the premium was just below $24,000.

Supply chain firm Sin-Freight International had planned to scrap two of its existing lorries to buy two new lorries with more tonnage, but the stratospheric COE premiums have put paid to its plans.

If this isn’t BT telling Tharman off, I don’t know what is?

Next time, Tharman tells us that he will soon have a head of hair, we’d better believe him, rather than put it down to his ambition to be a stand-up comic.

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  1. You are seeing too much into this. The BT’s belated story basically reported what netizens had been complaining. It was not even “rough.” It did even mention Tharman by name.

    • It did not even mention Tharman by name.

      • Ols chk out the line after the headline. You need new glasses?

      • Alright I missed the “fine” print… getting old :)

      • PAP unlike WP has use of old people. They got geretrics to replace Ms Hwa and that MP from hell. Go volunteer as PAP worker?

      • Sorry. I am afraid that PAP consists of mostly yes men. When was the last time that a PAP MP spoke out publicly against bad national policies?

  2. I have never seen a more worst Professional commenting in such behavior as if he is paid to put roll out statements which seems like he is JOKING TO THE WHOLE WORLD.
    SERIOUSLY IS HE UNAWARE OR IS IT DELIBERATELY PUT UP THOSE STATEMENTS BY HIM AS A MINISTER OF STANDING.
    SINGAPORE CITIZENS IS INDEED ASHAMED TO HAVE SUCH A MINISTER WITH SUCH CALIBRE ISSUING STATEMENTS WITHOUT TRUE BEARINGS.
    IT IS A REAL EMBARASSMENT TO THE COUNTRY AND ITS PEOPLE.

  3. Sad to say, we have a whole cabinet of them. They are also grooming the next generation g kee chiu. He has just said that choosing the government is like ordering a pizza.

    Great potential ! No wonder some said he is the pm in waiting.

    • Wow, did he actually say that? Because if the usual pizza place keeps ignoring my wishes and tell me what I should eat instead of listening to my preferences, I will rather risk a new place than stick with the old.

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