But first Han claimed at the close of the protest at about 6:30pm that the crowd size had grown to 6,000 — a figure that pits attendance at this protest as higher than the 4,000 turnout at last year’s Population White Paper protest. Observers who spoke to Yahoo Singapore, however, peg the attendance at closer to 3,000 people.
Han is Han Hui Hu, new citizen, blogger and activist.
[Update at 9.30am: WSJ reported attendence at 2,000. It, too like Yahoo, has no reason to misrepresnt the numbers attending, unlike TOC, TRE (3-4,000), our constructive nation-building MSM, and Ms Han. Oh and a TRE article said yesterday: The next possible scenario is a turnout of 500 to 5,000 people. Given the extent that this CPF issue affects the people universally, it is highly unusual if it happens that people would not even bother to turn up and show face. http://www.tremeritus.com/2014/06/07/cpf-protest-4-pm-today-4-possible-turnout-scenarios/)
Well not very many people are worked up with Roy’s allegations of the theft of our CPF monies by the govt, are they?
This nicely leads to the title of this post. The u/m attracted a lot of vitriolic comments
I really laugh when I read how your readers are so excited when Roy raised the $72K.
Hello, it’s only about 1000 Singaporeans donating, not 1,000,000 ok?
There is nothing so fantastic to shout about.
Most Singaporeans are wise enough not to donate any money to Roy.
Roy is wrong. So, why the need to encourage him?
If I anyhow accuse you of stealing money, would you be happy?
PM has every right to sue him for such a malicious accusation.
I read that some of your readers is calling the incident – “Singapore Spring”?
With a pathetic 1,000 people giving money and you call this a “Singapore Spring”?
Don’t joke lah.
I urge the rational Singaporeans to ignore these bunch of losers.
Yes, I call the 1,000 people who gave money to Roy, losers. They think that by supporting Roy, they can get their CPF money back.
Keep on dreaming, losers!
I see the guy who is laughing to the bank is Roy’s lawyer Ravi, stupid Singaporeans.
Can’t stand stupid Singaporeans
* Submitted by TRE reader.
Whatever or wherever the truth lies, bear in mind that even if 2,000 people have by now contributed, 2,000 amounts to only 0.3% of the 600,000 voters who voted for TJS and TKL in PE 2011: the “any anti-PAP
buffoon baboon, so long as he’s not not a PAP ape”. (BTW, on the PAP apes, one is a King Kong, the other is like one of apes that adopted Tarzan.)
The latest on TRE is that $86,000 has been raised. This amount, while looking impressive, amounts to 14 cents for each 600,000 anti-PAP voters.
At this rate, don’t be surprised if PAP retains its hegemony indefinitely and our CPF keeps getting doled out at the PAP govt’s pleasure and whim. The anti-PAP voters don’t care when it comes to walking the walk (and contributing money), they juz love to talk the talk and BS all the way. They only act once every few yrs. And that ’cause they are forced to.
And how many of the vitriolic TRE writers contributed and how much? Based on the amount raised, “peanuts”.is the answer to both questions.
And remember 2m S’poreans voted for one or other of the PAP’s Great Apes at PE 2011.
Anti-PAP paper warrors, ponder on this as you take public tpt to and fro work. Or when you sit unemployed at home.
Strong words and emotions don’t butter parsnips. Only deeds matter.
Oh and think about the attendance at Roy’s and Han’s do: Maybe most S’poreans trust the govt when it comes to their CPF monies? But I’m sure these cyber warriors will agree with u/m (courtesy of Yahoo S’pore). Actually the comment could have been one said by one LKY: so nannyish.