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Lawrence Wong reminds Singaporeans: The PAP has done ‘a lot’ for you over the past few decades

Posted by temasektimes on September 25, 2012

Upset at the brickbats hurled by ‘ungrateful’ Singaporeans at the ‘National Conversation’ spear-headed by the government to ‘engage’ them, Minister of State for Education Lawrence Wong issued a reminder to Singaporeans about the PAP’s past ‘glorious’ contributions to the nation.

In a posting on his Facebook page, Mr Wong wrote:

“The PAP has done a lot for Singaporeans over the past decades. But it is not perfect – no party is. We need to listen to criticisms and improve as a party, to serve our people even better.”

Mr Wong also revealed why he joined the PAP together with ‘many others’:

“This is why I and many others joined the PAP – because we appreciate what the party has done, we believe in the cause the party stands for, and we want to help the party do more to serve the interests of Singapore and our fellow Singaporeans.” 

He added that the PAP has achieved alot for Singapore over the last few decades:

“Look at what we have achieved together over the years. Our public housing, our schools and institutions of higher learning, our parks and museums, our container port and airport, and even the Pledge – these are national institutions that the PAP government has worked hard to put in place, with the support and contributions of all Singaporeans.”

Though Singapore is supposedly a ‘democratic’ country, it has been under one-party rule for the past 53 years. The PAP is the  second longest ruling party in power in the world after the Chinese Communist Party.

27 Responses to “Lawrence Wong reminds Singaporeans: The PAP has done ‘a lot’ for you over the past few decades”

  1. SgGuy said

    Another brainwashed fool!

    He joined the party cos he know where the money is! Nobody wants to be in the struggling class.

    • Babuseng said

      Exactly. The problem with this young generation of PAP leaders is that they are living in the past and trying to claim the credit from LKY’s generation. What people care about is how the government has performed over the recent election cycle – say around 4 years – and it is not looking good. If you can’t take Singapore forward, then give up the driver’s seat. PAP would have already lost the majority in the last election if not for the voting rules such as GRCs that strongly favor the incumbent.

  2. tyu said

    The people of Singapore have also done a lot.
    They have been patience and tolerance with the government for the last 53 years.Often than not, swallowed bitter pills when policies went wrong….’Stop at Two’ is one of them. COE, CPF, HDB and immigration policies are a few others that lead the people obediently squeezing their balls to new threshold high.

    • Populist said

      Nobody is squeezing your balls. Please participate in the national conversation to propose for the abolishment of COE so that the road can be more congested. Close down CPF Board, so that employer could save on their employer’s contribution. Close down HDB so that you are free to buy private housing. Nobody is also stopping you to immigrate overseas. You are also free to squeeze the government balls if you want to.

  3. mahbok tan said

    Allo Lawrence Wong….!!!

    Do not put it as if SGporean are ungrateful…that is your FIRST mistake. KNNBCCB (Meaning good day to you)

    Yes the PAP have done alot for SGporean we agree and the third genertion of PAP leaders have done alot to demolish it – by having policies that does not bring happiness towards its citizen , by suppressing their citizen salary to the lowest possible so as to have the edge compare to other countries , by not doing enough to reduce or lower the cost of living in SGpore for its citizen.

    As to why anybody want to join PAP as an MP , my word is because of 15K and you all can yaya papaya….!!! My question is if ordinary citizen are finding it difficult to find job with minimum salary of say $2500 ( mostly are PMET ) , are you willing to be an MP with salary of $5K…..??? Bullshit is FREE we know that. With $15K and you just need to wayang here and there instead of drafting and planning for SGporean future !!!

    The third generation of MPs should not brag of the past , instead learned from the past. Public housing and transportation should be taken into account before implementing policies that affect your citizen. Now that all the bad and the worst have happened in SGpore , you are saying that any GOVT / country are not PERFECT…!!! Say that to LKY and you will be the first to go out the door. KNNBCCB ( you are fired )…!!!

    PAP GOVT and their national CON the nation are a FRCE and FAILURE towards its citizen when it was done with out sincerity and full of propaganda.period.

    Last but not least KNNBCCB to you Lawrence wong ( meaning have a nice day )

  4. 陳一峯 said

    與其說是政黨為我們作了很多。其實我們也為正當作了很多。

  5. SingaporeInc said

    Stop claiming credit as you and the rest are paid CEO level salary for the work done.
    In fact, you all are over-paid for messing up citizen lives with the high cost of living.

  6. tyu said

    “Wong issued a reminder to Singaporeans about the PAP’s past ‘glorious’ contributions to the nation”.

    The people of Singapore would also like to issue a reminder to Wong about the highest ministerial pay in the world they received for their contributions.

  7. Lim said

    Very altruistic – joined the PAP cos’ believe in the cause it stood for and to help party do more to serve the interests of Sporeans? Why is it that some do not agree about the part about serving the interests of Sporeans after losing their jobs to unworthy aliens, had their blood sucked out dry by `market subsidies’ and have to fight for space in amenities, services and facilities daily? Our public housing is no longer public and very expensive through deliberate policy. Our schools and institutions of higher learning are filled with free-loaders foreigners paid by our taxpayers. IMHO -The `ministerial material’ is way overpaid for their overhyped talents and I believe too in the cause that to serve Sporean’s interests best we need to gather a cheaper, better and besterest motley group to lead the country forward.

  8. nb la said

    except for blowing past trumpet on achievement not achieved by u nor your generation of ministers, what else can u do?

    ask us to appreciate? we did. we let pap stay in power and collect their multi-millions and another multi-billions bushfire of burning $ without questioning.

    credits to goh keng swee and old guards.

    what about the new birds? reminding us what old guards did. what has it got to do with u, except the same party logo? everything has changed, so must u. nope we not asking u to change, we know u are too brainwashed to. we are asking to change u.

  9. Helen said

    Lawrence Wong should grow up. The PAP also had many failures and mistakes.
    (1) low productivity of Singapore economy
    (2) low birth rate which started from LKY’s “Stop at 2” policy
    (3) depressed local wages
    (4) failing to plan for the many foreigners it allowed into Singapore
    (5) shortage, “shrinking” and high cost of public housing
    (6) shortage of public buses and MRT trains
    (7) shortage of hospitals, doctors and nursing homes
    (8) shortage of teachers and places in schools for Singaporeans
    (9) gave foreigners a big advantage over Singaporeans in job market
    (10) shortage of jobs for Singaporeans
    (11) foreigners taking jobs away from Singaporeans
    (12) frequent breakdowns of MRT trains
    (13) overcrowded public transport (buses and MRT trains)
    (14) bailout of public transport (failed privatisation)
    (15) frequent 50-year “ponding”
    (16) high inflation (Singapore more expensive than Hong Kong)
    (17) high cost of education and healthcare
    (18) high cost of electricity (failed privatisation)
    (19) poor air quality as per WHO Air Quality Guidelines
    (20) depleted CPF accounts after buying “affordable” HDB flats
    (21) many CPF accounts below CPF Minimum Sum
    (22) massive (billions) losses of taxpayers’ money by Temasek / GIC
    (23) wasteful purchases by Government agencies like NParks
    (24) made Singapore a “tuition nation”
    (25) real income likely to fall this year
    (26) failing to provide Singaporeans with Swiss Standard of Living

    • compatriot said

      I hope Lawerence Wong would digest this litany of malicious wrong doings to help shape up his ego rather than being a boaster to brag what the PAP has done

      He’s just a young buck with the likes of his group wanting to be known boasting as a tribal warrior yelling for recognition,with no battle scars of experience (if he has the guts to stand in a single ward) to bespeak the tribe he belongs.He should give thanks to “PROVIDENCE” instead of being a braggart

  10. alamak said

    Hey Minster, Whyfor you boasting about gloryful past? U only Lawry, not Harry or even Dick to Tom-Tom ownself. Dont forget we also PAP from Day one,for everything we got. Only for we PAP mean PAY AND PAY.

  11. LoL said

    Looks like receiving a BJ from Cecilia Sue……

  12. oldguard said

    What do you know about the past, the PEOPLE and not PAP have done alot for the past. I was once a supporter of the PAP but now the younger Papigs is arrogant and money face. Have you ever ask WHY at 60 years and above we are still working, we don,t want to burden our children with the present high cost in housing and many others, too many to details it. Not forgetting they have family to take care and feed. They are in worst shape than us if you don’t make 2k and above. Tell your Ministers to talk less and not talk cock, 1K can buy a HDB flat, $8 go for open heart surgery, tell us how?

  13. David Teo said

    We must be dafts.

  14. True BLUE Sinkie said

    Lawrence Wong, You sound like a PIG! There’s a saying, don’t teach a Pig to sing, It waste your time and annoys the PIG.

  15. Naivety said

    The picture shows a mad dog barking relentlessly & out of control, he needs to be sedated ASAP before it bites people!

  16. do more for party but not for nation said

    PAP did more for their party, but not for their citizens. Do not “mix” party with nation. A party could be changed, a party could be removed but not a nation unless conquerred by another nation, and that is not possible as we have United Nation now.

  17. Why is there a “Woman is 53 but looks 27“ ad here? Its grossing me out.

  18. we DON'T need you, lawrence said

    i am sorry you did so many things for me. please STOP doing anything for me any more.

    i am so sorry you put in place the GRC system that makes you end up being FORCED to do so many things for me election after election. PLEASE, do yourself a favour, DISMANTLE the GRC system and soon we will show you that you DON’T HAVE TO DO ANYTHING FOR US ANY MORE.

    please do LESS for us while you are serving your last term. this is so that the next person that has to undo everything has less damage to control.

    Senior Minister of State for Propaganda, please, retire. you have done enough. a bit too much already.

    let the people we WANT to do things for us, do it. it will be for the good of Singapore, and Singaporeans.

  19. P Koh said

    Nobody should ever bask in past glories as they are over and if they are good they have already been translated into good tidings and being enjoyed. Past glories of government cannot be used to offset present mistakes which must, of necessity be addressed with a vengence to pave the way for a better future. I have totally lost respect if a person holding high office should be using this as a leverage for poor performance at the present moment.

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