5/22/2015

GE 2015/16 – What would be Chok Tong’s role





The GE is imminent. Many would be wondering what would be Chok Tong’s role this time. Would he still be the goal keeper or would he be history? He is still the most senior member of the PAP team, a very durable politician. He still carries a lot of weight and the Emeritus title. He should be good enough to carry a GRC and Marine Parade would be lighter this time without Nicole Seah staring down at him. Maybe without Nicole Seah PAP may not see the need for this heavyweight to give its team the needed ballast.


Chok Tong is the last of the second generation PAP leaders still in play. Would PAP still need a veteran to hold the fort? At 75, he is still very young, 20 years younger than the oracle and the most senior of the PAP team. It is a case of young but not young, old but not old, to let go or not to let go.


What about Chok Tong’s personal plan? Is he looking for a well deserved retirement and live happily ever after, spending time with his grandchildren? Or is he another LKY, that working is fun and enjoyable, especially as a senior statesman and with all the trimmings of power and glory? What would Chok Tong want? Does he have unfulfilled dreams like building smart cities in India or making CECA more attractive?


Would Hsien Loong be calling the shot and making the final call?  How would the voters see Chok Tong? Would he be tasked to mentor his young talents or have the young talents all grown up and not needing him anymore?


The oracle’s office in the Istana is still vacant and waiting for another deserving occupant, and who else is more deserving other than Chok Tong the Emeritus Minister?

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

Daddy, daddy.
What should I do?
Daddy, daddy.
How ah? Your book never say anything about this.

Anonymous said...

Goh Chok Tong (born 20 May 1941) is already 74 years old lah.

But I think he should continue to be in politics if he wants to live longer, say up to 91 years old just like LKY.

Because medically speaking, a person who retires and relax his brain may die faster.

U know, the late LKY got Parkinson disease shortly after GE 2011, when he gave up his Minister Mentor post. Maybe without mentoring, his mind deteriorates and the body also follows.

Anonymous said...

Do you think the rot started after 1984.

Virgo 49 said...

Not Daddy lah!

It's PAPA!! 88-9188

Will it come out second time top prize???

EMERITA SENIORITA said...

The title Emeritus means he is a retired person. He has already retired but given the honorary title to recognize his contributions and to allow him to enjoy all the fixtures, fittings and frails such as escorts and body-guards, and expenditure allowances of his previous office, so that he won't be assassinated or robbed or conned by bad people or haters or enemies.

So, really, he is already retired from official functions of the State unless invited by the incumbent Supreme Ruler.

His official functions are those of an Elected Member of Parliament only. But seldom see him in MPS or in Pa-lee-men.

So what role he is going to play in the coming GE (probably in Sep 2015 during the school holidays)?

It is at his pleasure but at the bidding of the incumbent Supreme Ruler. If he refused to help, he might get a tight slap too, may be like Amos Yee. I just any how guess .... can or not?

Otherwise, is so bloody dull. This cannot, that cannot. Sin-gap-ore has really become a
Policed
Communistic State of Surveillance,
Monitoring,
Suspecting,
Controlling,
Oppressing,
Repressing,
Suppressing and
Veeerrry veerrrry DEPRESSING.

THE YEAR IS 1984.
THE PLACE IS SOVIET DIS-UNION.
THE SITUATION IS CHAOS.
THE THOUGHT IS DAFT.
THE HEART IS FEAR.
THE INCOME IS NOT ENOUGH.
THE MORALE IS SUPER LOW.
THE STATE IS SUPER DRACONIAN.
THE EMPEROR IS DRACULAR.
THE CRONIES ARE VAMPIRES.
THE SYCHOPHANTS ARE ROBOTS.
THE CITIZENS ARE ZOMBIES.
THE TIME BOMB IS GOING TO EXPLODE.
THE WIND SHALL BLOW.
WHICH DIRECTION, NO ONE KNOWS.

Anonymous said...

To watch in helpless amazement as daft Singaporeans vote in another 5 years of self destruction and sliding standards.

Anonymous said...

A few sermons a year get him plenty of peanuts, each values about $600k. Anything less and his wife may not be happy.

Does rehashing wisdoms of others qualify as working?

How do You say Gaji Buta(Malay Language) in Ingrish?

ℳatilah_$ingapura said...

@ 818:

Why? Were you expecting something different?

"The people 🐑 🐏 always get the government 🔫they deserve". Once you accept and understand this, then you can exploit the many opportunities this "voluntary choice" of and by the people creates.

On GCT: I never liked nor trusted this guy. He's a snake. 🐍

ℳatilah_$ingapura said...

@ 1012:

>> How do You say Gaji Buta(Malay Language) in Ingrish?

Ingrish Idiom: "Money for jam", "Money for old rope" Essentially paying out money for something worth less than what you're paying for.

I like the Spanish term: dinero regalado, which means "free money" in Ingrish.

I don't trust the guy, but his wife is even worse.

Anonymous said...


No1 No! No! Forget GCT Not!

GCT is still a very very powerful
member of the team.

He got not only supports from his
old team but also from many of
the younger members, especially
after LKY.

His advices and experiences are
still well respected.

PAP must keep him and will offers
him a highest non-executive
ministerial post.

As I had said before, the ground
is very very very sweet for PAP!

Just look around you, people are
smiling and very happy, although
there are still some kpkbs.

After the 2011 GE, PAP has been
extremely active organising SG50
activities and SG50 celebrations
at all corners of this tiny
island with massive massive
participations with free gifts
and goody bags. Many more many
more and many more free gifts.

Everyday is a PAP Day!

PAP ratings are fast on the UP UP
UP everyday. If GE is called
within the next 6 mths, the most
likely result would be now be.....

PAP 75% vs 25% OPPS

How not to win BIG BIG BIG
at the coming GE.

You tell me lah?

Cheers.

ℳatilah_$ingapura said...
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ℳatilah_$ingapura said...

@ overstated 1031:

>> How not to win BIG BIG BIG
at the coming GE.


IMO, they'll win, overall. But they are going to lose one perhaps more wards.

In 2007, incumbent and successful PM John Howard was thrown out of office. The cuntry was rocking in a boom, money everywhere, 18 yr olds making over 100k per year, Australia was smokin' and awesome. But the voters threw out Howard and his Libs because they turned out to be arrogant and nasty assholes. However what came in (Rudd and Julia) turned out to be worse and bigger assholes than the ones who got thrown out.

Aussie sheeple are FAMOUS for making huge mistakes in voting the wrong fuckers into power. They do this often. The Sheeple get the govt they deserve! And no, the Aussie electorate has not learned from past historical mistakes. They keep making the same political errors over and over.

So be careful what you wish for. 😂 Because like it or not, you will get what you so royally deserve! 🚽🚽

The said...

/// GE 2015/16 – What would be Chok Tong’s role ///

Take over the roles as Minister Mental. Go to the opposition wards and tell them to repent. Do Singaporeans a favour by losing more GRCs.

More good years!

ℳatilah_$ingapura said...

P.S. My dire warning to the PAP and its supporters (oblong dick suckers):

Do not for one moment think that just because many voters believe the partial MYTH that PAP policies and governance made them the richest people on planet earth, they are going to automatically vote you back in.

Aussies voted Howard and his nasty cunts OUT during the time when Australia was the most productive and RICHEST in its entire history. To his credit, Howard's reforms worked great, but private individuals also "went for it" and made their own success the "old fashioned way": sheer hard work and practical wisdom. My gardener was then making over $250k per year. Every summer he could afford to take his family on 2 month extended holiday in Asia. Manual labour rocks!

Comes to a point where people are self-sufficient enough and more worthy of respect, which accrues as one ascends the scale of upward social mobility.

But the RUDE government will continue to treat their voters with CONTEMPT, so after a time when "tolerance of annoyance" has worn itself out, The People (now rich and self sustaining) will tell the govt: "GET THE FUCK OUT YOU NASTY MEAN CUNT!".

"Fuck yew, I now have means, social status, professional and personal networks...I don't need to put up with your shit anymore. Get the fuck OUT!"

So PAP, take note. Or not. Up to you ;-)

Anonymous said...

It does not matter what is GCT's role.
PAP will win GE 2015 and form the next government.
Singapore will continue its decline into 3rd world country standards.
Singaporeans will continue to be unemployed.

Time to get a 2nd passport and to renounce our Singapore citizenship to get out our CPF money.

Anonymous said...

AH TONG will continue to be like a TIN TONG, especially so with the RIN TIN TIN sent to sabotage his team in 2011.

This time round, if AH TONG is smart, he should get that RIN TIN TIN who did not know what to say, out of the way. Otherwise, he is going to LOSE BIG in Marine Parade GRC.

Many of the MP GRC middle income group and retirees are very fed up and angry. These people comprise about 10 percentage point of the votes.

IF THERE IS A 10 PERCENT SWING, Ah Tong is finished.

AH LOONG has the long awaited intention of getting rid this AH TONG. Only thing he tried to pretend to be nice to him, because at one time he was his Mentor, GROOMER, and Slapping Incident Coverup God-Father.

So, this coming GE may see AH TONG say bye bye ..... and go to England to enjoy his tanks of Peanuts with his Peanut Wife and Quitter Daughter who married BWC Ang Mor.

Anonymous said...

AH TONG will continue to be like a TIN TONG, especially so with the RIN TIN TIN sent to sabotage his team in 2011.

This time round, if AH TONG is smart, he should get that RIN TIN TIN who did not know what to say, out of the way. Otherwise, he is going to LOSE BIG in Marine Parade GRC.

Many of the MP GRC middle income group and retirees are very fed up and angry. These people comprise about 10 percentage point of the votes.

IF THERE IS A 10 PERCENT SWING, Ah Tong is finished.

AH LOONG has the long awaited intention of getting rid this AH TONG. Only thing he tried to pretend to be nice to him, because at one time he was his Mentor, GROOMER, and Slapping Incident Coverup God-Father.

So, this coming GE may see AH TONG say bye bye ..... and go to England to enjoy his tanks of Peanuts with his Peanut Wife and Quitter Daughter who married BWC Ang Mor.

Anonymous said...

PAP and LHL will sweep GE 2015 regardless of GCT's role. The PAP brand is bigger than any one man.

Anonymous said...

The PAP brand is bigger than any one man.
Anon 10:11 p.m.

As long as the opposition is not ready to be govt, the PAP brand will still win one, even if PAP screw Sinkies like what they did before 2011 and after.

That's why sometimes I wish I were in Lee Hsien Loong's shoes. I can be PM for as long as I want or make my son become PM after I my health does not permit me to remain as PM.

Anonymous said...

Anyone know what happen to uncle red bean? Don't tell me he joined the fish or lucky tan already!

Anonymous said...

Ya hor, it's almost 2 days already since his last post. Normally he will post every day one. So this is not normal.

Hope his health is normal to enable him to continue to blog and post.

UNCLE RED BEAN R U OK? said...

WHAT HAPPENED TO UNCLE RED BEAN?

WHY TWO DAYS NEVER WRITE ANYTHING?

HE SICK OR WHAT?
OR ARRESTED BY LITTLE INDIA POLICEMEN?

OR GOT ASSASSINATED BY PAPIG IB WHO THREATENED HIM?

OR WENT TO AUSTRALIA TO JOIN THE MATILAH SINGAPURA?

WHAT HAPPEN .....????

Anonymous said...

Remisier and wildlife enthusiast Mr Chua Chin Leng, 64, for one...See more at: http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/croc-alert?page=0%2C1#sthash.WGnBxieZ.dpuf

That news was in Aug 2013. So Uncle Redbean should be about 66 years old this year. Not really that old and most Sinkies are quite healthy even at this age. Which is why PAP even want to extend re-employment age to 67 in 2 or 3 years time.

Virgo49 said...

Up Genting casino enjoy cool air. Got concerts and young Mei Mei. Taiwanese songbirds at sin 30 per ticket

Hotel rate at RM25 eqv Sin 10

Where to find this rate?? Short time stay also not so cheap

Just Rm 4.60 coach to KL. no need go KLIA or fast train

Anonymous said...

redbean is to blogging like LKY is to PAP.

Prime Blogger.
Then
Senior Blogger.
Then
Mentor Blogger

Anonymous said...

So redbean now should still Be Prime Blogger lah. Because LKY at RB's age of 66 now was still Prime Minister what.

So still long way to go for redbean to become Mentor Blogger lah, tio bo? Unless redbean is not as fit (or did not get as much and good medical care)as LKY to live until 91 lor.

agongkia said...

Glad to see so many readers showing concern about uncle RB.
Me too benefitted from reading his posts, managed to learn English and some Singlish from him besides his humour and shared knowledge.
Hope he is fine or on holiday..
Or maybe spotted to be talented and being invited to join the big family and now cracking his head.
Wish RB well.Dun keep asking him to write ..Buy him a kopi siew Tai here.

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Anonymous said...

If Rb has immigrated, then RIP. We all have benefited from his blog

Virgo 49 said...

Migrated??

Busy preparing his launch of Redbean blog book.

outsell GY and LKY.

Unfortunately, no support from SpH.

patriot said...

Redbean is well and fine like our sunny weather.

Maybe at 66 year old, he should be looking for a beautiful place to smell the flowers and fly freely like a butterfly.

Sunset is beautiful, unfortunately it is too near darkness.

Life is short, enjoy it the way one feels best.
If fighting evil gets You the High,
ENJOY IT.

We shall hear the Voices of the Righteous.

patriot