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Infamous Quotes (thanks to Facebook again)

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All Sporeans, Please recall how PAP has mocked and spit on you years after years.. If you vote them in for another 5 years, the list will be longer than the one I posted below. Here are some of the most famous quotes from our Pappies:

“Retrenchment is good for singapore. If there is no retrenchments, then I worry.” – SM Goh

“If you don’t include your women graduates in your breeding pool and leave them on the shelf, you would end up a more stupid society…So what happens? There will be less bright people to support dumb people in the next generation. That’s a problem.” – MM Lee in 1983

GST hike is to help the poor.” – PM Lee

Only 5% are unemployed. We still have 95% who are employed.” – Yeo Cheow Tong

“For a person who runs a million-dollar charitable organisation, $600,000 is peanuts as it has a few hundred millions in reserves.” – Mrs Goh Chok Tong

“People support CPF cuts because there are no protest outside parliament.” – PM Lee

SINGAPOREANS could consider living in nursing homes in neighbouring Johor Baru, Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan suggested . ”

“How much do you want? Do you want three meals in a hawker centre, food court or restaurant?” – Dr Vivian Balakrishnan

“Honest mistake” – Singtel and IDA after the taxation mistake of not recorded in.

“Let’s move on…” – Dun know by how many white scums and how many times.

“The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) spends more than 80 per cent of its funds on its beneficiaries.” – Lim Hng Khiang

“Save on one hairdo and use the money for breast screening.” – another gem from Lim Hng Kiang

“…I regret making the decision because, in the end, the baby continued to be in intensive care, and KKH now runs up a total bill of more than $300,000…” – Lim Hng Kiang, regretting the decision to save a baby’s life because KKH ran up a $300,000 bill

“Singaporean workers have become more expensive than those in the USA and Australia.” – Tony Tan

Contrary to public perception, the White Horse classification is not to ensure that sons of influential men gets preferential treatment. Instead it is to ensure that they do not get preferential treatment.” – Cedric Foo

“I don’t think that there should be a cap on the number of directorship that a person can hold.” – PAP MP John Chen who holds 8 directorships.

“It’s not for the money because some of the companies pay me as little as $10,000 a year.” – PAP MP Wang Kai Yuen who holds 11 directorships.

“We are not considering a casino but an IR – an integrated resort. IRs are quite different.” – George Yeo

“If you want to dance on a bar top, some of us will fall off the bar top. Some people will die as a result of liberalising bar top dancing… a young girl with a short skirt dancing on it may attract some insults from some other men, the boyfriend will start fighting and some people will die.” – Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports

“I would want to form an alternative policies group in Parliament, comprising 20 PAP MPs. These 20 PAP MPs will be free to vote in accordance with what they think of a particular policy. In other words, the whip for them will be lifted. This is not playing politics, this is something which I think is worthwhile doing.” – SM Goh

“If you sing Jailhouse Rock with your electric guitar when others are playing Beethoven, you are out of order. The whip must be used on you.” – SM Goh again, on a dramatic u-turn, rethink or backtrack, whatever you call it.

“We started off with (the name) and after looking at everything, the name that really tugged at the heartstrings was in front of us. The name itself is not new, but what has been used informally so far has endeared itself to all parties.” – Mah Bow Tan on the $400,000 exercise to rename Marina Bay as Marina Bay.

“Having enjoyed football as a national sport for decades, we in Singapore have set ourselves the target of reaching the final rounds of World Cup in 2010.” – Ho Peng Kee

“If we want to be a world-class city, if we want to be a nation that has got very good standards of public hygiene and cleanliness, the best place to start with is the public toilet.” – Amy Khor, PAP MP

“Restoring the pay cuts of civil servants and ministers is reasonable as Singapore’s economy has now regained momentum.” – Ng Eng Hen

“I don’t think my reading for the economy is strong enough for us to even consider asking for the restoration of the cut in CPF.” – Lim Boon Heng

“If we ever introduce anything like quotas or incentives based on race, it will reinforce the perception that Malays and Indians have low skills and can only get jobs because of an incentive or quota.” – Tharman Shanmugaretnam

“These schools (SAP schools) need to remain essentially Chinese to give the edge in interacting with China…” – self contradictory statement made by Tharman Shanmugaretnam again

“We must encourage those who earn less than $200 per month and cannot afford to nurture and educate many children never to have more than two… We will regret the time lost if we do not now take the first tentative steps towards correcting a trend which can leave our society with a large number of the physically, intellecually and culturally anaemic.” – MM Lee in 1967

“The PAP Government has always thrived on its ability to anticipate problems.” – Wong Kan Seng

“We are not able to be everywhere as a government to know everything in Singapore.” – PM Lee

“The opposition’s plans to ‘give and give’ will lead to Singaporeans having to pay higher taxes in order to foot the bill.” – then DPM Lee at a rally in Tampines, in 2001.

“$2.6b ‘Progress Package’ for lower-income groups, elderly, NSmen” – now PM Lee, in 2006


“Our women will be maids in other countries”

(if you do not vote for us)

“People could buy frozen food instead of more expensive fresh food” “They could opt for house brand goods, which cost less than others. ” – PM Lee

“‘I mean, we are different. This was a lapse, what to do, it’s happened.” – PM Lee

‘You know, the cure for all this talk is really a good dose of incompetent government. You get that alternative and you’ll never put Singapore together again: Humpty Dumpty cannot be put together again…and your asset values will be in peril, your security will be at risk and our women will become maids in other people’s countries, foreign workers.’

– MM Lee – Justifying pay hikes for Singapore ministers, The Straits Times, 5 April 2007

‘This should never have happened. I am sorry that it has.’ – Wong Kan Seng

Lim Swee Say:

Every month, when I receive my CPF statement, I feel so rich and the best part is, I know the CPF money won’t run away. CPF will still be around for a long, long time to come. Not only is it earning good interest, my capital is protected. (cb, when cpf send monthly statements?)

“Right now we have Low Thia Khiang, Chiam See Tong, Steve Chia. We can deal with them. Suppose you had 10, 15, 20 opposition members in Parliament. Instead of spending my time thinking what is the right policy for Singapore, I’m going to spend all my time thinking what’s the right way to fix them, to buy my supporters votes, how can I solve this week’s problem and forget about next year’s challenges?”PM Lee Hsien Loong, 3 May 2006.

Here’s what MM Lee said in April 2007:-

……..you have to pay the market rate or the man will up stakes and join Morgan Stanley, Lehman Brothers or Goldman Sachs and you would have an incompetent man and you would lost money by the BILLIONS…..!!!!!!

“This is because the public transport fare is not directly linked to the oil prices. We link it to national factors, like the inflation level in Singapore, and the wage level in the whole of Singapore.” -Transport Minister, Raymond Lim

“No, it was not a U-turn, and neither was it a reversal of government policy. But you can call it a rethink.” – Yeo Cheow Tong

“‎You go down New York, Broadway. You will see the beggars, people of the streets… Where are the beggars in Singapore? Show me.” said MM Lee Kuan Yew.

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