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RCEP: Kee Chiu minister talks cock

In Economy on 22/11/2020 at 9:00 am

At the the signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)

After what has been a challenging year, the signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement “will be the bright spot that points the direction ahead”, said Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing on Sunday (Nov 15). 

“The signing of the RCEP agreement is a timely boost to the longer-term prospects of the region. It will be the bright spot that points the direction ahead,” Mr Chan told the media after the signing.

Constructive, nation-building CNA

Bright spot? What bright spot?

The RCEP does bugger all for S’pore. No expected impact on real income. SAD.

Money talks, bull shit, like Lim Tean, walks is juz noise.

Any wonder that S’poreans have little confidence in the $4G leaders?

The 4G leaders failed their legitimacy test: Why PAP aiming for 65% of the popular vote. (Btw, written in 2018: Why even with 4G donkeys, PAP will retain power.)

Better still for S’poreans, based on what PM, Lawrence Wong and Shanmugan said the PAP is very aware that their legitimacy is waning: Legitimacy problem for the PAP as 9% of voters get smarter

But the bad, sad news is how they are trying to fix the legitimacy problem. Instead of listening to Tharman’s views (see below), the PAP are trying to shift the goal posts, lowering the high water mark of success: now only aiming for 65% of the popular vote as their high water mark of popularity and success, not -70%+ mark of the past: How the PAP plans to fix its legitimacy problem.

And we must be a more tolerant democracy, with greater space for divergent views, and a more active civil society, without the public discourse becoming divisive or unsettling the majority.It will be good for Singapore if we evolve in these three ways. They will each help ensure stability in our democracy in the years to come. And they will tap on the energies and ideas of a younger generation of Singaporeans and their desire to be involved in public affairs.

Part of Tharman’s FB post

  1. more divergent in what way? the old main enemy of PAP, Barisan, was left wing & pro china; today their remnants r the chinese chauvinists; however, today’s main opposition r the western liberals, allied to feminists, gay activists, death penalty abolitionists, who r also trying to attract the ethnic radicals to join, by apologizing for “chinese privilege”;

    this will arouse the chinese chauvinists from their current inactivity; further, the liberal coalition also arouses the antagonism of church fundamentalists; these two groups were previously hostile to each other, and to PAP, but they will become PAP backers because of their greater hostility to the liberal alliance

    so indeed greater diversity, on both sides; strange bedfellows getting together in a world in which trumpism and religious fundamentalisms run amock, and democracy is in retreat (consider HK, middle east) http://yuenco.com

  2. how did this chan bloke get a 1st in economics from cambridge u, england ?

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