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Goh Meng Seng: I have ‘absolute’ right to attack Nicole Seah on my blog

Posted by temasektimes on March 31, 2012

Despite being ridiculed by both the mainstream and alternative media alike for his ‘irrational’ postings on his blog, beleaguered former Secretary-General of the National Solidarity Party (NSP) Goh Meng Seng continues to show off his ‘intelligence’ online.

In a latest post written in Chinese yesterday, Mr Goh attacked Zaobao’s columnist Yew Lun Tian for unfairly dismissing her ‘analysis’ as ‘illogical.’

“I have ‘absolute’ right to express my views on my personal blog (including those attacking Nicole Seah). It is unfortunate that my comments were taken out of context by the media to distort the message,” a visibly upset Mr Goh wrote.

He added that he has been very ‘cautious’ with what he posted online and he is doing so from the perspective of an ‘independent’ political observer. Mr Goh is currently not a member of any political parties and he has been actively proffering his ‘unique’ views on the notorious Sammyboy Forum (not the PORN site).

Mr Goh has been attacking NSP’s star politician Nicole Yeah of late after she ‘embarrassed’ him publicly by issuing a clarification on her Facebook not once, but twice to demolish the wild rumors started by Mr Goh that she would be fielded in the Hougang by-election.

In an earlier post, Mr Goh remarked in a sarcastic manner that Nicole was too ‘immature’ for politics and ‘advised’ her to ‘control’ herself and learn some ‘self-discipline’:

“She (Nicole) should be more responsible and not treat certain important matters in a frivolous manner…..For example, when I first proposed NSP sending Nicole to contest in the Hougang by-election, she came out to clarify immediately she would not do so. What if NSP decide to send her in the future?”

Meanwhile, the state media continues to give ‘extensive’ coverage to Mr Goh’s online gibberish to portray the opposition in a bad light while massaging his self-inflated ‘ego’ and sense of importance in the process.

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Goh Meng Seng attacks Chen Show Mao and Nicole Seah in interview with SPH tabloid

Posted by temasektimes on March 24, 2012

Embattled former Secretary-General of the National Solidarity Party (NSP) Goh Meng Seng simply does not know how to keep his mouth shut, just like how he cannot stop his itchy fingers from typing rubbish on his blog and the ‘non-sexual’ Sammyboy forum.

After crying foul at the ‘over-reaction’ of netizens peeved by his relentless vicious attacks on the Workers Party, Mr Goh now turn to a lowly free SPH tabloid to vent his anger at his political foes in the opposition camp.

In an ‘exclusive’ interview with the tabloid with a low readership, Mr Goh claimed that Mr Chen is not ‘familiar’ with Singapore as he stayed abroad for too long:

“….he (Chen) is not familiar with various government policies and hence he may find it difficult to say anything with ‘substance’ in parliament.”

He also asked Nicole Seah to ‘control’ herself and learn some ‘self-discipline’:

“She (Nicole) should be more responsible and not treat certain important matters in a frivolous manner…..For example, when I first proposed NSP sending Nicole to contest in the Hougang by-election, she came out to clarify immediately she would not do so. What if NSP decide to send her in the future?”

Throughout the interview, the partyless Mr Goh talked as if he is some ‘veteran’ opposition politician, claiming that he has decided not to join any political parties for now so that he can continue to speak ‘freely’ and ‘objectively’ on local politics without any restraints.

Unfortunately, Mr Goh’s latest attention-seeking antics does not go down too well with netizens who continue to lampoon him for being a ‘PAP stooge’.

Some responses from netizens on Facebook:

“Pls dun get him to keep quiet as he really entertain us by acting like an imbecile. He is better than just for laughs.” – Dominic Ho

“This loser really pathetic!!! Cant keep his mouth shut and an obsessed attention seeker!” – Sidney Lock

“First class idiot. He talks as if he is some veteran opposition politician. But he’s NOT. As Sec Gen of NSP, he sent the most candidates and won nothing, not even a NCMP seat!” – Ishwar Serma

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NSP: ‘Inappropriate’ for us to take responsibility for Goh Meng Seng’s personal opinion

Posted by temasektimes on March 23, 2012

The National Solidarity Party has issued a press statement today distancing itself from its former Secretary-General Goh Meng Seng who caused a stir recently with a series of wild speculations made on his personal blog about the possibility of NSP fielding its star candidate Nicole Seah in the coming Hougang by-election.

As many Singaporeans are still under the impression that Mr Goh is a NSP member, his posts were widely circulated and quoted in the mainstream media, prompting Nicole Seah to issue two clarifications one day after another on her Facebook denying that she will contest in Hougang.

In the press statement, NSP stated clearly that Mr Goh is no longer a member of the party:

“As Mr Goh is no longer a member of NSP, it is inappropriate for NSP to take responsibility for Mr Goh’s articles and personal opinions.”

Mr Goh relinquished his position as NSP’s Secretary-General in the aftermath of last year’s General Election to take ‘responsibility’ for its dismal showing in which it failed to win a single seat despite filling the most number of candidates. It is understood that he did not renew his membership this year January thereby allowing it to lapse while some say he was ‘squeezed’ out of the party by the new members.

However, NSP remains circumspect about contesting in Hougang:

[Source: NSP website]

“NSP has made no announcement that we would contest in the Hougang by-election, nor that we would not. Openness and transparency are applicable to public policies and administration, but not to election strategies. Transparency in war is suicidal. Political situations are always fluid and pre-mature announcements carry unnecessary risks.”

The seat of Hougang was left vacant after its ex-WP MP Yaw Shin Leong was sacked from the Workers Party for his failure to address swirling rumors about his alleged extra-marital affairs with multiple women, including a neighbor from China.


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Goh Meng Seng now proposes PAP field Tay Ping Hui in Hougang by-election

Posted by temasektimes on March 22, 2012

Despite receiving numerous brickbats from netizens for his feeble attempts to create discord within the opposition camp by mooting the possibility of the National Solidarity Party (NSP) sending its star candidate Nicole Seah to contest in Hougang by-election which eventually forced Nicole to issue a public statement denying she would do so, beleaguered former WP and NSP leader Goh Meng Seng continues to take potshots at the Workers Party on his personal blog.

In his latest post written yesterday, Mr Goh proposes that the PAP send MediaCorp celebrity Tay Ping Hui who was applauded by many netizens lately for speaking out against NUS PRC scholar Sun Xu to contest in Hougang.

“Since this is the battle of personal branding, if PAP is smart enough, it may send TV celebrity to contest. Don’t underestimate the impact of this celebrity effect, it could well become PAP’s the most effective weapon! TV celebrity Tay Ping Hui is a well known PAP member and he has all along shown vast interests in contesting in elections.”

He took a swipe at WP’s likely candidate in Hougang, Png Eng Huat, saying that he would be totally ‘marginalized’ if he contests against Nicole Seah and Tay Ping Hui:

“If PAP send him to contest, this by-election would be very interesting to watch. Imagine, Nicole Seah, Tay Ping Hui and Png Eng Huat…. I believe in the end, Png Eng Huat will be totally marginalized while the by-election turns into the show down between the TV celebrity and the political rising star!”

In an interview with a Chinese tabloid two days ago, NSP Secretary-General Hazel Poa revealed that Mr Goh is no longer a NSP member, meaning that he is making the comments in his personal capacity as the ‘resident commentator’ of the Sammyboy Forum (not the porn site)

Meanwhile, angry and irate netizens continue to lampoon Mr Goh in cyberspace with many condemning him as a ‘PAP stooge’ out to destroy the Workers Party.

Some responses from netizens on Facebook:

“Goh Meng seng now sounds like a political terrorist more than a politician . So what can he get out this ? Is he so full of confidence that he will at least even get 20 % of his votes ? Good luck GMS , you’ll need it if you go in .” – Yeo Seng Leng

“When a persons starts to blabber nonsense, you can be sure it’s the initial sign of senile deterioration” – Ivan Pei En

“‎*sigh* Hwa Chong & NUS, sounds like a PAP guy, worse, a PAP reject. LOLIn all honestly, being vindictive serves no purpose except to further a personal agenda.” – Kelly Koh

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Goh Meng Seng continues his personal vendetta against Workers Party: It’s ‘karma’ that WP lost Hougang

Posted by temasektimes on March 20, 2012

Despite pleas from both his supporters and detractors alike to ‘shut up’, embattled self-proclaimed ‘leader’ of the opposition Goh Meng Seng continues his personal vendetta against the Workers Party on his personal blog and Facebook as he shows his determination to destroy his former party once and for all.

A day after sending shock waves throughout the opposition camp by mooting the idea of sending star politician Nicole Seah to contest in the Hougang by-election, Mr Goh now dredges up the past to engage in another round of mudslinging with WP though the latter has been ignoring him all along.

In the latest post on his Facebook, Mr Goh wrote that the possibility of a 3-corner fight happening in Hougang is because WP planted the ‘seeds’ in GE 2011 by ‘forcing their way into Moulmein-Kallang, even if it means a 3-corner fight with NSP in the GRC.’

“Of course, never did WP expect that it will end up with Yaw-gate and a by-election in Hougang and it will open up a weaker front for others or NSP to fight back,” he wrote, mocking at WP’s predicament in Hougang as a result of the sacking of its ex-MP Yaw Shin Leong over his failure to address allegations about his multiple extra-marital affairs with married women.

Mr Goh added that there is ‘nothing wrong’ for NSP to contest in Hougang:

“If WP only thinks of its own party interests in previous GE as well as next GE, NSP should also think of its own interests as well. Testing out the possible outcome of 3 corner fight by using Hougang by-election as testing platform is the only way for it to make proper assessment.”

He ended his rant at WP by taunting it again:

“Karma happens to each and everybody, regardless of who you are. The lesson here is that don’t always think that you could bully others when you are strong because there will always be time when you are weak and others will get back at you. That’s Karma.”

Mr Goh should realize that karma works both ways and it will surely return to haunt him in the next General Election as disgruntled opposition supporters swore to put an end to his political career once and for all.

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Goh Meng Seng: NSP likely to field Nicole Seah in Hougang by-election

Posted by temasektimes on March 17, 2012

Though he does not have any official position in the National Solidarity Party (NSP), Goh Meng Seng still talks and behaves as if he is its Secretary-General.

After ranting at the Workers Party continuously for the past four weeks, Mr Goh now dropped a bombshell: Nicole Seah is likely to be fielded in the Hougang by-election if NSP decides to contest in it.

The Hougang seat was left vacant after its ex-WP MP Yaw Shin Leong was sacked from the Workers Party a month ago over his failure to address swirling rumors of his alleged extra-marital affairs with multiple married women, including a neighbor from China.

All the opposition parties have indicated that they would not vie with the Workers Party to contest in the Hougang by-election with the exception of NSP.

In an article written in Chinese posted on his blog yesterday, Mr Goh wrote that NSP is ‘likely’ to contest in Hougang to test its ‘strength’ and the price to pay for will be not ‘too high’ even if its candidate loses the election deposit like what happened to Singapore Democratic Alliance Desmond Lim when he contested in Punggol East in the last General Election against the PAP and WP.

(“国民团结党可能会以这次补选做为往后选战的前哨战,以试探彼此的实力。尤其是在这单选区的补选就算失去按金,代价也不会太大。”)

Mr Goh then revealed NSP’s plans to send Nicole Seah to contest in Hougang:

“If the NSP really contest in Hougang, it is likely to send Nicole Seah whose popularity is likely to cause a lot of damage to Workers Party’s Png Eng Huat.”

There are speculations that the Workers Party may field its veteran politician Png Eng Huat in Hougang as he has been appointed to chair the Hougang Constituency Committee recently.

(如果国民团结党真的打算到后港打三角战的话,它很有可能会派佘雪玲上阵。高知名度的佘雪玲将对工人党的方荣发造成最大的冲击。)

He added:

“If the Workers Party really loses Hougang as a result of Nicole Seah’s challenge, that is because karma is ripening.”

(如果工人党真的是因为佘雪玲的挑战而失去后港的话,那将是因果报应的终极体现了。)

[Source: Goh Meng Seng's blog]

Mr Goh was still feeling sore over a conflict with WP in last year’s General Election where it was forced to pull out of Moulmein-Kallang GRC after WP decided to send a team to contest there in the last minute.

While it’s anybody guess if Nicole Seah is able to spoil the party for WP in Hougang, karma is ripening for Mr Goh right now as whatever little support he still has among netizens is eroded away with each passing day as he continues his personal vendetta against the Workers Party on the Sammyboy forum (not the sex one).

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Goh Meng Seng attacks WP MPs for having ‘integrity problems’ in ‘plagiarizing’ the work of others

Posted by temasektimes on March 9, 2012

Former CEC member of the Workers Party Goh Meng Seng has lashed out at WP MPs Chen Show Mao and Pritam Singh for having ‘integrity problems’ in ‘plagiarizing’ the work of others without giving due recognition.

Mr Chen was accused of copying the work of a former civil servant Donald Low and passing it as his own on his Facebook while Mr Pritam Singh was ridiculed for using an article found on the internet 4 years ago in his parliamentary speech on 1 March 2012 as discovered by Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean who remarked:

“I was doing some background research on the subject and I was struck by how remarkably similar Mr Pritam Singh’s speech is to a 23 September 2008 article on the Internet called “Time for an Ombudsman in Singapore”. Almost word for word.”

In a posting on the notorious Sammyboy Forum owned by a porn master, Mr Goh wrote:

“Plagiarizing articles and works of others without proper credits involve integrity problem. It seems that not only Chen Show Mao does not show good practice, Pritam has taken a further step to copy wholesale of another blogger’s work and put it up as his own speech in Parliament without giving proper credits.”

Mr Goh also took a swipe at Mr Pritam Singh for his lame explanation that it is not against the law to use other people’s work in Parliament after being queried by the media:

“Well, Pritam has to remember that having extra-marital affairs isn’t exactly illegal but Yaw Shin Leong lost his seat! It is a matter of integrity here.”

He further accused Mr Pritam Singh of being ‘lazy’ by copying the work of others:

“If you read his (Pritam Singh) speech, he made minimum amendments to the blog article he copied from. This is a very LAZY way. Many people share political ideas but to copy WHOLESALE of another person’s article really reflect BADLY on him.”

Besides Mr Goh, many netizens have criticized the two WP MPs for their ‘copycat’ antics, leading some to ridiculed them as ‘First World copying machines’.

Mr Goh contested in the 2006 General Election under the banner of WP. He was reportedly forced to resign after being embroiled in an online spat with a forumer on the Sammyboy forum where he is its ‘resident’ commentator.

 

 

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Goh Meng Seng attacks WP leaders for lacking ‘political acumen’

Posted by temasektimes on February 19, 2012

Former WP member Goh Meng Seng has launched yet another scathing attack on WP leaders and supporters, two days after speculating that the party may split following the expulsion of disgraced Hougang MP Yaw Shin Leong.

Mr Goh has been a fierce critic of WP’s handling of the fiasco since it erupted last month. He was one of the few opposition figures to lamblast Mr Yaw for his alleged extra-marital affairs with party members and openly called for him to resign before he was sacked by the party.

Writing on his personal blog, Mr Goh accused WP members and supporters for being ‘myopic’:

“When the Yaw-gate first brewed, I have made several comments on how it should be managed and what went wrong subsequently. However, it seems that WP members and supporters are only concerned about short term interests instead of looking at the issue on a more matured perspective.”

He also criticized them for lacking ‘political acumen’:

“This is a worrying sign for WP. It indicates the lack of political acumen on the party members to understand the real issues behind Yaw-gate. More importantly, they are blinded by their loyalty to the party, instead to the core values of opposition.”

Though Mr Goh is no longer a member of WP, he still write as if he is some big shot in the party, reserving some of his harshest criticisms to WP CEC members:

“What is more worrying to me is that some of the WP CEC members actually voted against the motion to expel Yaw. Any seasoned politician would realize that the longer Yaw-gate drags, the more damage would be done to WP as well as the whole opposition movement. Thus it seems that these CEC members are most probably more emotional than rational when they cast their votes of objection. The apparent lack of political acumen among WP members and CEC members would be a source of instability.”

Mr Goh is indeed a ‘seasoned’ politician. Soon after the 2006 General Election, he resigned abruptly from the Workers Party for being embroiled in an online spat with a netizen. Less than a year after last year election, he stepped down as Secretary-General of the National Solidarity Party.

Though Mr Goh no longer holds any leadership position in the party, he is still frequently quoted by the mainstream media as the ‘ex-Secretary-General of NSP’ for some unknown reasons to paint the opposition in a bad light.

Meanwhile, netizens weary of Mr Goh’s attention-seeking antics have been asking him to ‘shut up.’ As Kenneth Cheong puts it succinctly:

“Goh Meng Seng, win a seat in parliament and maybe your words will be taken with more seriousness.”

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