Dr Chee imitating Tharman?

In Political governance on 30/03/2016 at 1:46 pm

Can’t stop laughing at this nonsense:

My priority as MP of Bukit Batok (BB), should I be fortunate enough to be elected, will be to ensure the efficient and productive management of the BB Town Council. The SDP’s goal is to surpass current levels of performance of PAP-run town councils. We will set new standards for transparency and accountability in estate governance.

The SDP also looks forward to pioneering a new model of town council management where residents are involved in the planning and running of their community*.(Dr Chee)

Looks like he’s trying to tell jokes like failed stand-up (but still rich) stand-up comics Tharman and Hng Kiang . (Even PM tried telling jokes.)

Better still, it really got me laughing.

I mean what experience do the SDP have in running anything major? When it wanted to contest Punggol East, it wanted to sub-contract the management of the ward to the WP run town council. We know that, at the very least, the WP TC can’t keep proper records. So much so that HDB is using public funds to pay KPMG to help the WP town council fix its accounts.

AIM can learn from WP and its ex-mamaging agent on how to screw money from the public.

And  Bukit Batok is managed by the Jurong Town Council, helmed by DPM Tharman. A resident (now living in another area) and grassroot leader (ex) in Tarman Jurong once told me that when Tharman became a minister, his requests for help from govt departments were promptly acted upon. Now he’s DPM things can only get better.

And Mad Dog wants Bukit Batok residents to give up their “white horse” status for pariah status?

Come on, S’poreans are not that daft.

So why would Dr Chee want to run on a platform that the SDP can manage the area better than the PAP? RI doctors, Paul and Wee Nam, time to increase his dosage if sanity pills?

But maybe, he’s thinking of a “Heads I win, tails PAP loses” scenario? I’ll speculate tom or next week on this. Stay in touch. He could be Coyote not mad dog


The coyote features prominently as a trickster figure in the folktales of America’s indigenous peoples, alternately assuming the form of an actual coyote or a man. As with other trickster figures, the coyote acts as a hero which rebels against social convention through deception and humor. The coyote was likely given its trickster role in light of the actual animal’s intelligence and adaptability; pre-Columbian American people observed its behavior, and their folkloric representations reflected its attributes. (Wikipedia)

Coyote does “mad” things for a reason.



*He goes on Our first objective is to ensure a seamless takeover of the town council management. To do this, we will establish a Transition Team within three working days following the election to handle the transfer.

The BBTC will not engage a managing agent. Instead, we will employ qualified and experienced professionals as part of the management team, and I will personally see to the effective running of the TC and to attend to the residents’ concerns.

Who would work for him?

  1. I think Chee is trying to cover all the angles. He knows he cannot reassure Bukit Batok folks if he totally ignores the issue of TC management. And he’s seen how badly his “joint ticket” proposal went, and how the AHPETC issue did affect WP somewhat.

    Chee’s main selling point however should be that he’s willing to ask the questions that others do not, and his sticking up for the downtrodden and oppressed. At least, this is what most oppies think are his strengths. You would notice, the mum of the deceased NSF approached him and not the WP (or maybe did, but they chose not to publicize it). Chee has also constantly highlighted that he wishes to debate the PAP on issues of poverty, etc.

    I agree with you though. Should he win, who’s going to manage his TC? Maybe his mysterious “backers” will provide help, because I don’t think his collection of ISA detainee and other dissident types are interested in TC work.

  2. So, what platform do you think he should run on?

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  4. Wah. Don’t like that lah. With your reasoning, only pap mp’s should get elected because government depts just ignore other Mp’s letters.

    Hougang, aljunied voters didn’t think like that. And pp voters didn’t think like that for over 20 years either.

    Actually I think there’s a lot of people who would work for dr Chee to help him run the town council. Whether they are good enough or not is a different story.

    • WP fought in Aljunied on “Sending PAP a signal”.After he won Hougang, Low used the Barisan Socialists network to help him serve residents.

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