Sunday, December 16, 2012

Wing 's Self Portrait - By Dr. Kam Soo


Similar incidents but different opinions - that's how bias the MIW are. A bunch of greedy hypocrites with no integrity.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Temporarilly Unavailable

Hello Everyone,

I appreciate all the feedback and interactions with all of you.

Unfortunately, I am currently in the hospital with a stroke and will be unable to update and respond for the foreseeable future.

I hope to be back, drawing and writing as soon as possible.

Thank you,


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Last of the Native Singaporeans.

Singapore with its highly publicized world rankings in having the best education, best healthcare, best welfare, best law and order, best country for business, the third richest country in the world, etc. etc., is the latest magnet for the rich and famous - the good, the bad and the ugly, - looking for low tax havens to park their money.

The two casinos in Singapore combined rank second in revenue after Macau and outperforming Las Vegas. Yet, few people wonder why two casinos in Singapore could out perform the combined revenues of 42 casinos in Las Vegas Strip especially when most of these casinos have the same or more gambling tables than Singapore’s two casinos. In other words, it means that two char kuey teow stalls do more business than 42 char kuey teow stalls combined. It is a remarkable feat that with less than 10% of Las Vegas Strip casinos workforce, Singapore’s two casinos have managed to do better. Macau needed 33 casinos to outperform Las Vegas. There is something questionable in the poll or fishy in the business.

Singapore was listed in Feb 2012 by Forbes magazine as the third richest country in the world with GDP (PPP) per capita of nearly US$56,700 (SG$71,200). Again, this ranking is questionable  when the majority of the workforce in Singapore are getting less than S$2,000 a month. Perhaps the reason is that the billions of dollars brought in by the super rich to park in Singapore has raised the per capital income to a ridiculous and deceiving figure. The middle class is a dying breed in Singapore, you are either the super rich like the ministers who are paid obscenely by the millions or the poor working class who are paid peanuts.

When I visited Singapore last month, I was shocked by the large number of PRC FTs in the City. They seem to be everywhere, pushing, shouting plus exhibiting all the bad habits from China. I have lived and worked in China for more than ten years and have known lots of intelligent, well mannered and polite Chinese. Somehow, these Chinese FTs in Singapore are taken from the very bottom of the barrel. It looks as if China has deliberately released their undesirable people to Singapore to relieve it of its social burden. Very, very few FTs can speak English, Singlish or the basic Chinese dialects of Singapore. They speak their own Mandarin with heavy countryside accents. From my experience, these are the rough and tough Chinese I have seen in China who cannot be easily intimidated by police as they have nothing to lose. It would be a nightmare for Singapore police if these FTs decide to go on riots because of lack of jobs. The police cannot assume that it would be as easy as dealing with kiasi native Singaporeans. For example, I was physically attacked by a Chinese FT in Chinatown just for telling him not to ride his bicycle in the pedestrian path. These people have no qualm beating up an old man or anybody.

Native Singaporeans are losing out in every sector of the economy - jobs, housing, education, etc. to this huge influx of new immigrants. They take over most of the jobs in the service industries, i.e. hotels, food courts, retail centres, hawker centres, etc. and now native Singaporeans have to speak their language in order to get any service or anything done. Most local food are no longer authentic but blended with Mainland Chinese cooking flavor. Native Singaporeans are losing their identities, culture, local cuisine and very soon their Singlish and future.

  Are these Chinese FTs, LKY said are smarter and more hardworking than Singaporeans?

In Chinatown, there were PRC women in their forties flirting with local old retirees. The Singapore consulate in China must be blind and daft to grant PR status to these women. What economic values can these middle age women bring to Singapore except to con those dirty old men of their retirement fund and hopefully cast a vote in favor of PAP?  The government should check it out in Chinatown. If they bring in another million FTs as planned, the City is going to explode with overloaded infrastructures.

Instead of assimilating into the Singapore culture, the new immigrants from China are demanding that curry and sambal  cannot be cooked in HDB estates because they stinks and they cannot stand the smell. They insult native Singaporeans by calling them "dogs", "pigs" and lately "chimpanzees". Just imagine if these Chinese FTs start to call Australians dogs, pigs and kangaroos in Australia. They would be packed and sent home. In Singapore, native Singaporeans were told by their leaders to reflect on themselves???

Former foreign minister, George Yeo once bragged that membership fee to be a Singapore citizen was $500,000. Now they are giving away citizenship free and in some cases even gave money and begged them to come. Singapore will go down in history as the only country in the world that surrender their country to foreigners without a fight making National Service a complete waste of time. All the sacrifices and hard work by native Singaporeans over decades are going to be handed over to unappreciative foreigners.
What are the chances of the native Singaporeans having a decent and respectable living for future generations.  From the looks of things, it is not good.

First, you have the vision extraordinaire senior Statesman, LKY, calling his own citizens daft and needed to repent despite bragging about having the best education in the world. He further insult his own citizens by saying that PRC immigrants are smarter and more hardworking than native Singapore despite bragging that Singapore has the best workforce in the world? Few ministers or new immigrants have any respect, sympathy or concern about the plight and welfare of native Singaporeans. Social problems like transportation, floods, housing, are dismissed as “unavoidable” or “once in fifty years”. or housing are “affordable”.

The plight of native Singaporeans would be left unheard as no one in power would plead their case. Former foreign minister, George Yeo once warned, “know your place in society before you engage in political debate”. If you think, it is bad now, it would be worse in the future.

The descendants of ministers with obscene multi-million salaries and those kiasi citizens who were in the 60% that voted for PAP would not be spared as new Chinese, Pinoys and Indian immigrants do not depend on their votes to win elections. It is a damn disgrace to give away the sovereignty of your country and become second class citizens in your own country. If this irreversible immigration policy was done by the opposition, the entire opposition would likely be put in jail for treason. With the present 1.5 million FTs and more coming, you do not need to be a genius to calculate that within two generations, Chinese FTs, Pinoys and Indians will outnumber native Singaporeans and they will govern Singapore. Sadly that will be the extinction of the once happy, hardworking and peaceful race - the last of native Singaporeans and like the Indian tribe, the Mohigans, they will fade away unceremoniously and be lost in history. Paradise gone for the native Singaporeans, betrayed and abandoned by their own MIW leaders who promised them Swiss standard of living.

Ironically, it would be left to the once despised diaspora ex-Singaporeans called the Quitters to tell this sad story.


Monday, March 5, 2012

The Furious Auntie Muthu -Brave lady of Singapore.

This is the result of pent-up anger over years of intimidation and telling the citizens that they have the best education in the world and now they are daft. They have the best welfare, healthcare in the world when there are none. Telling the citizens that there are no homeless and poverty is eradicated when citizens are starving and jobless. Telling the citizens that S$1,000 is sufficient to live on when ministers are paid by the $millions. The lowest ranking minister is paid more than twice of President Obama's salary and the Prime Minister is paid more than 4 times President Obama's. Brought in more than 1.5 million of new immigrants from China and India who are willing to work for much less, hence taking jobs away from locals. If that is not enough, the new Chinese immigrants are calling the local citizens "DOGS". Enough is enough. They cannot take it anymore!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Nepotism - Was justice served?

PM Lee took legal action against Temasek Review Emeritus - Was justice served?

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Pay peanuts you get monkeys. Now we pay gold ingots we get horny monkeys.

ex-MM Lee says that you pay peanuts you get monkeys. Now we pay gold ingots and we get horny monkeys.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Do we need only obscenely paid top scholars to chart the future of the country?

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Elite Scholars who have not suffer hardships to lead the country.

Can the scholars paid $millions in salaries chart the future of the country?

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Ms Stomp, Stomp needs our vote!

Can we trust these obscenely paid politicians to chart our future?

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Singapore ministerial salaries - 2012

Ministerial Salaries Review

The current debate on ministerial salaries exposes the myth of  PAP's sacrifice when none of the cabinet ministers or MPs offers to return the excess money taken over the past years. Strategically, PAP loses an excellent opportunity to gain the trust of the people and capture the advantage in the next election by failing to return the excess money.  This is a political blunder that could possibly cost the PAP the next election. PAP loses the moral high ground when their leaders talk about values, integrity and working for the good of the people.

The goal of paying obscene salaries to attract talents is lost when the scholar politicians act and speak like amateurs lacking dignity or clarity. How many times do they have to retract their statements and explain at great length that they were "misunderstood or quoted out of context"? Are these scholars the "betterest" that PAP could attract to chart the future of the country?  If they cannot say what they mean, then they do not mean what they say.

Singaporeans are no longer naive or dumb to blindly accept  lame excuses. Besides, the public can review video clips of speeches posted on youtube repeatedly and judge for themselves if these talented politicians are misquoted. Thanks to the new media and modern technology we no longer can be fooled by biased reports from a single government controlled main media.

Using benchmarks and complicated formula to compute ministerial salaries is ridiculous and a conflict of interest. It only encourages ministers to focus on methods of enhancing their salaries rather than working towards the good of the country. For example, the previous formula was based on GDP growth and the government imported more than 1 million FTs to jack up the GDP. This policy resulted in a huge strain on the infrastructures with higher housing cost, traffic congestion, transportation breakdowns, higher cost of living and related social problems.

There should be no complicated formulas, just plain old fashion method of setting salaries compatible with leaders of other developed countries. Allow people with passion to come forward to serve, not mercenaries. Life should be made simple, not more complicated, that
leaves more time for ministers to do their proper jobs.

The entry level of S$1.1 million salary for minister is more than twice the salary of President Obama of USA. In fact the top 30 highest paid politicians in the world are all from Singapore.  In comparison, more than 90% of the working population is earning less than 4% of a minister's salary and most of them do not make a $1 million in their entire working life. The wage gap is so obscenely wild that it defies decency and common sense.

It is reasonable that politicians should be better paid than ordinary working citizens. However,if a politician getting $1.1 Million and yet be concerned shows that person is incapable of managing his/her own finance and a poor mentor for society.

In Canada, there are politicians who literally live on welfare money for at least three months to verify if the welfare money is adequate and also to experience the plight of the ordinary citizens. Is there a Singapore politician who is willing to walk the walk and and take on - " The welfare challenge"? How can we expect a politician who does not wonder out of his/her elite comfort zone to truly understand the plight of a citizen making less than 4% of his/her salary?

This policy of paying obscene salaries for talents is a time bomb that eventually will bring about the demise of the government. How many $1M+ jobs can the government provide for every scholar working for the government and how many new positions can the government create to cater for these scholars when they leave their ministerial posts. Eventually the $1M+ salary would be the standard for all scholars in all government positions, not only as ministers. This top heavy social structure will crumple and create social disorder, dissent and unrest. It is a toxic can of worms that should not be opened in the first place.

"In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of." - Confucius.

The greed of Wall Street caused the global financial crisis that crippled the economies of many developed countries. The justifications given by Wall Street for their obscene salaries are similar to those reasons given by PAP, i.e. to attract the best people and retain talents. Let us hope that the PAP would not bring the country down a similar disastrous path.

PAP should spend more time inculcating values, integrity and character as part of education. The heavy emphasis on academic excellence with tempting offers of $1M+ salaries will develop a society striving on unrealistic dreams. Quality of life is more important than a materialistic propelled lifestyle.

I live in Vancouver, a city with a higher cost of living than Singapore and yet I can live comfortably on less than $50,000 a year.  I am not a scholar, just a school dropout. Presently retired, I live a decent and respectable lifestyle on less than $24,000 a year. This shows that you do not need to have $1MILLION+ a year to be happy.

View from the house I built for less than the price of a 4 room HDB, less than one hour away from Vancouver.

Wing Lee Cheong

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Minister of State Grace Fu's take on the 30% salary cut - further cut will be harder for anyone considering public office.