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Chan Chun Sing: Explaining government policies is like eating pizzas

Posted by temasektimes on May 6, 2012

Since the divisive General Election last year, the PAP government has promised to ‘transform’ itself by being more ‘responsive’ to the concerns of Singaporeans and engaging them through a wider range of platforms such as social media.

Acting Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports Chan Chun Sing has been holding monthly sessions with residents to discuss government policies at the Buona Vista CC.

Mr Chan just conducted a session on “Population, Babies and Quality of Life” last night.

In an interview with Channel News Asia, Mr Chan compared the onerous task of explaining government policies to Singaporeans as akin to eating a pizza:

“If I may use an analogy from eating a pizza, recently you find a new generation of pizza shops that’s quite interesting. You go in there, you want to try out different things, you tell the chefs, they can prepare it differently for you,” Mr Chan said.

He added that Singaporeans are no longer just satisfied with having good solutions from the government:

“That probably reflects the way which our society is evolving. I think people are not just happy to have solutions, even if they are good solutions presented to them, they want to know how this solution is developed, what were the considerations behind the development of this solution.” 

A former Major-General in the Singapore Armed Forces before he was invited to contest in the election by the PAP, Mr Chan entered the Parliament last year by virtue of a walkover in Tanjong Pagar GRC. After one year, he is still the ‘Acting’ Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports.

Watch his interview with CNA below:

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19 Responses to “Chan Chun Sing: Explaining government policies is like eating pizzas”

  1. jaded said

    if singapore is being governed well, no singaporean will be interested in how it is bring done or how much the ministers are paid.

    good solutions? what a joke! it has been ages since we saw any from the pappies. all we see are excuses and half truths.

  2. Utter Rubbish said

    Your white pizza sucks..

  3. 守护者 said

    So green ! Wat he known about ?

  4. Thank Goodness for TJS said

    lol. Priceless gif.

  5. Aaron Teo said

    “If I may use an analogy from eating a pizza, recently you find a new generation of pizza shops that’s quite interesting. You go in there, you want to try out different things, you tell the chefs, they can prepare it differently for you,”

    Sir, your pizza analogy is flawed, please allow me to explain why.

    1.
    “you” refers to The people of Singapore
    “chefs” refers to The PAP
    “they can prepare it differently for you” refers to Meeting MPs. writing in to town council, ministers, etc. so that changes can be made.

    It’s not going to happen, we all know it doesn’t work that way.

    2.
    “you” refers to The PAP
    “chefs” refers to The people of Singapore
    “they can prepare it differently for you” = telling the people of Singapore to adapt to different changes in policies made by the PAP

    then the appropriate analogy should be –
    “We found a new generation of pizza shop that’s quite interesting, we went in there, we want to try different things, we tell the chefs to better prepare it differently for us.”

  6. Self Praise When There's Nothing to Praise said

    He added that Singaporeans are no longer just satisfied with having good solutions from the government:

    What “good solutions” ??!!!

  7. me said

    Natural stupidity is very rarely observed. Ever rarer to be recorded on video.

    It can only be found on a very rare species who thrives in the tropics and sometimes appears white. Its ecosystem is deviod of other predators as they sit quite fat atop the food chain.

  8. Blood suckers said

    Top bad there isnt a ministry for food. Otherwise you will flourish under it.

    Since you like to use food analogy. Let me use mine on you:

    There is a sole food stall operating in this country. It was used to be tasty, nice ambience and value for money.

    But when the old chef step down, the fucking young chef who think he is mighty started to raise the food prices, making the food bland and making the whole damn place filled with foreign trashes whom foul up the whole ambience.

    Despite many reminder, complaints and pleas. There were no changes. And they still insist that it is not expensive, the taste is even better and the foreigners will make the whole place more “ATAS”

    Get my drift chan chun sing? If you dunno den must quickly kee chiu and ask your PM.

  9. Freemakan said

    TCSS..while stop last !

  10. It’s not about Singaporeans wanting a different flavor of pizza but maybe the pizza has been shrinking and has become too small and too expensive. Or maybe we ordered a triple cheese vegetarian pizza but got a ham pizza instead. Or maybe we’ve ordered a pizza BTO but it takes three days to deliver and we are hungry. Or maybe the pizza is delayed by traffic jam or MRT breakdown.

  11. Tan Yan Ren said

    I wonder why there are so many “ODD BALLS” chosen to run this country…HE cannot even give a good example or analogy or cite a example that people can relate and understand when making his point…WHAT pIZZA?what chef …rating him 1 to 10, i will give him ZERO…i wonder how he becomes a scholar and run our MILITARY!!!….F….g

    CIRCUS….they are running!!!

  12. sweetbean said

    just want to know if really we have to wait 5 years for someone to come knocking on our door and if any of the parties think this last-minute visit can help a citizen to decide how to vote.

  13. This farker should have a full-sized pizza shafted up his ass.

  14. beenthereseenit said

    “If I may use an analogy from eating a pizza, recently you find a new generation of pizza shops that’s quite interesting. You go in there, you want to try out different things, you tell the chefs, they can prepare it differently for you,” Mr Chan said.

    He added that Singaporeans are no longer just satisfied with having good solutions from the government:

    “That probably reflects the way which our society is evolving. I think people are not just happy to have solutions, even if they are good solutions presented to them, they want to know how this solution is developed, what were the considerations behind the development of this solution.”

    Chan Chun Sing is being presumptuous. His above statement assumes that the solutions presented by PAP have been “good” solutions. This is wrong. I can name a number of “solutions” or polisies that are not working and in fact, have been detrimental to Singapore as a whole:

    1. COE and ERP have been in place for more than a decade. Both did not regulate nor reduce raod congestion.
    2. Baby bonus scheme has not encouraged more Singaporen couples to have babies.
    3. Means testing continued to rewards the rich and disadvantage the poor, Khaw Boon Wan is case in point.
    4. Privatising key services like electricity / power and transport has seen benefits for shareholders but nothing for common citizens. In the case of the latter, the government is now needing to fork out hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars to mitigate a problem caused entirely by the private transport company itself.
    5. The economic policies that shun minimum wage and increase foreign workers to raise GDP have seen Singaporeans’ wages being depressed, Singapore’s infrastructure collapse and the overall standard of living decline for Singaporeans.
    6. The divisive education system (with streaming from a young age) continues to create an elite class and further divide the society into the haves and have-nots, the poor and the rich.

    There are many good solutions to the above if the PAP is willing to look beyond itself and start creating what is really good for Singapore (than just for PAP and its allies). Singaporeans have every right to demand for transparency, to know what factors you considered when you draw up a policy and what are the possible consequences. PAP should stop acting like it knows best and its way is the only way and that Singaporeans should accept its way or take the highway. Singapore does not belong to PAP!

  15. ;ABC said

    There is too much cleverness in the country but little wisdom. Pizzas, Nigertian scams. Everyone of these LEEDERS (NOT LEADERS) are falling over each other trying to sound clever.

  16. sibei pissed off said

    is that stockings around his waist? using his analogy, it just mean “people nowadays are not receptive to the only white flavor pizza we prepared. we know what pizza u like and what u should eat so u shld just obey instead of considering other pizza restaurant”.

    WE KNOW BEST!!!

  17. durianking said

    That’s the trouble with the PAPpies. They think that putting a general’s uniform on ChanCS means he can pass off as a general.
    The hard truth is he looks like a clown, speaks like one, behaves like one.
    He should rephrase his analogy and say that explaining govt policies is like wrapping a pizza around his dick and munching on it.

  18. Zach tells you The Other Hard Truth said

    It was XO Chye Thao Koay, then now Pizza,….can this guy do or even think of anything other than food ? Having him as a minister is an utter disgrace for Singapore. How did he get to become a minister ? By hook, by crook, by looks (certainly not), by book (exam-smart) or by cook (just eat and eat lor) ?

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