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Mahathir's victory a warning shot for Singapore's PAP
« on: May 14, 2018, 01:45:45 pm »
The Malays' political psyche says you should not challenge your leader but the corruption allegations had become too big to ignore. The kampong folk may not understand the full machinations of the 1MDB financial scandal but they understood the spectre of grand corruption. Malaysians know UMNO is a business patronage machine but Najib's 1MDB scandal was just "too much". If there was no 1MDB and no $US680 million deposited into Najib's personal account, he would probably still be in power today.

Meanwhile Singapore has been ruled by the People's Action Party (PAP) since 1959, almost the same number of years as UMNO was in power. On the surface, PAP appears to be strong. In the most recent general elections, held in 2015, PAP's share of the popular vote increased by about 10 per cent, reversing after years of decline. Many would argue that the increased vote was primarily due to the death of Lee Kuan Yew six months earlier; Singapore's voters wanted to give LKY a last hurrah. The nation is due to hold its next general election in two years' time and Lee Hsien Loong, the current prime minister, will hand over power to the so-called 4G (Fourth Generation) leaders. No corruption allegations akin to 1MDB have been made about the PAP leadership but there is persistent unhappiness among Singaporeans over the escalating cost of living and the paternalistic style of PAP rule. The standard joke is PAP actually stands for "Pay And Pay" party.

Given Malaysians and Singaporeans have a fairly similar political culture, the dismissal of UNMO by their Malaysian cousins may prove inspirational. As more and more Singaporeans associate PAP with surging costs – and a planned hike in the rate of GST confirmed earlier this year – the PAP brand may become toxic as well. Ordinary Singaporeans already have a negative view of the PAP elite, who graduate from the best-known universities, hold the most prestigious scholarships and serve in the Singapore Armed Forces before entering PAP politics. They are seen as totally removed from the hard lives of ordinary Singaporeans.

More at https://www.prolificskins.com/forum/current-affairs/mahathir-s-victory-a-warning-shot-for-singapore-s-pap

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Re: Mahathir's victory a warning shot for Singapore's PAP
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2018, 02:28:57 pm »
DAP is a peranakan off-shoot of PAP larrrrrr ......

having won 42 seats, they are now the 2nd biggest component party of PH ....

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Re: Mahathir's victory a warning shot for Singapore's PAP
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2018, 03:38:49 pm »
Sheeps will still be sheeps, there's no nd to worry

U worry sheep suddenly become lion meh?

Meh.
« Last Edit: May 14, 2018, 03:40:34 pm by happyshar »
没有心,就不会痛 😉

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Re: Mahathir's victory a warning shot for Singapore's PAP
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2018, 06:38:53 pm »
Di sini kambing .... di sana kambing .... :P
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