10/21/2015

Transparency and integrity of the govt and public officers


'The Minister for Health was first informed about the matter on Sept 18. He directed that it be made public, and that a full public explanation be given. Ms Chang makes much of the minister being ”officially” informed on Sept 18, implying that he knew unofficially before that.’

Lim Bee Khim (Ms), Press Secretary to the Minister for Health

The above is quoted from an article posted in TRE by Lim Bee Khim of MOH. This was a reply in response to all the doubts, queries and insinuations that the Minister of Health, Gan Kim Yong knew about the hepatitis outbreak in May but did not make it public to alarm the people and might even affect the GE. The negative rumours are understandable given the serious nature of the outbreak and the concerns on the outcome of the general election. The public are questioning the integrity of the political leaders who have been the most vocal about transparency, integrity and timeliness of reporting such a matter. In fact the same concerns were the key issues in the AHPETC disclosure. And the WP was accused of not being transparent, not reporting the shortcomings timely and all the same things the public are accusing the govt now. When a govt knew how to call on the WP to answer to such charges, it is clear that the govt knew such things are wrong and definitely would not stoop so low to commit the same.

Now, to imply that the govt also committed the same sin of not disclosure of such sensitive matter, not being transparent or intentional hiding the information from the people would justify a robust reply from the govt. How can the public accuse the govt for such wrongdoings? Read the above comment of Lim Bee Khim, the minister when informed ‘officially’ quickly asked for it to be made public and called for an explanation. This kind of swift action and accountability is the standard of this govt. They deserved the 70% support from the people.

We have leaders with high integrity and unquestionable honesty in the govt. To cast doubt on their integrity and honesty is unacceptable. The public officers in the MOH too are men and women of the highest caliber and integrity. They would not hide such information from Gan Kim Yong. And if Gan Kim Yong knew about it, he would not hide it from the people as well.

There is no question of their integrity and honesty. The people must trust the public officers and the minister for doing their job professionally and not to serve political expediency. If they were found out to be otherwise, it would drag down the reputation of the whole govt together with them. See, after 6 months of investigation they could not find out anything and are reporting the matter to the police for more investigation. They are also getting international experts to look into the matter. They want to know the truth, even if it is 6 months late.

Anyone wanting to cast doubts on the public officers and the minister must have facts to prove them. And in this case the MOH has given a clear explanation beyond any reasonable doubt with all the time lines of the events happening, and has nothing to hide.

How can there still be doubts of their honesty and integrity? Case close, unless they can put up proof to show otherwise.

PS. OK IBs, your turn to add more to my comments. I don’t think Gan Kim Yong dare to cover up this incident if he knew about it officially or unofficially before the GE. If kena found out he will be finished.

63 comments:

Anonymous said...

// PS. OK IBs, your turn to add more to my comments. //

Firstly, IBs all "CHUI TUCK LAN" liao!

Anonymous said...

Secondly if they comment, it's falling into sly fox rb's "trap".

Increasing the number of comments could only drive more traffic to MSN!

Anonymous said...

For MOH to report to the police, it is an indication that something foul has been discovered. This is going to be serious and the implications for the whole medical service filled with foreigners is going to take a hit.

Anonymous said...

Anyway the mati shit also "油尽灯枯" 。。。。。

GE 2105 is a false dawn for PAPIGS. .......

The cracks are all coming to the fore ....... one by one .......

Anonymous said...

Without the Dragon Dowager, the papigs are already half hollow. ......

Anonymous said...

After the horrible "old 老ah pek" demise, it is left with an empty she'll ......

Anonymous said...

"轰然倒塌" is a matter of time ........

Anonymous said...

Such irony ......

Anonymous said...

After GE 2105 ......

agongkia said...

Nothing to do with integrity or honesty lah Uncle.
Even if GKY know earlier and announce it, it will not affect Sinkies' decisions to cast their votes supporting them.Dun be khongcum.

And I support their decision not to reveal it even if they know earlier .They could be making a discreet investigation on the case, could even suspect terrorism or even foreign elements or talents trying to bring in the disease etc .
Revealing the case will only 打草驚蛇,affect the investigation.
Investigations take months and should only reveal after confirming no serious threat.
Got brain is more important than integrity.

Anonymous said...

Pop corn, Pop corn, Pop corn ......

Ordering a gazillion packets ........

Rb now has stories to write for the next ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED episodes or days ........ till GE 2200 ......

Anonymous said...

A story possibly more lengthy than all of Shakespeare's scripts ....

Anonymous said...

Now showing ACT ONE SCENE ONE .......

Anonymous said...

Agongkia is revealing himself as the biggest khongcum by the days. He is claiming he knew the outcome of the GE even with the disclosure of this outbreak before the GE. Now, how khongcum can agongkia be, another knows all like the foul mouth Matilah?

Anonymous said...

Of karma ......

And the kong cumness. ......

A legacy left behind by a horrible "老ahpek" ........

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Just think, khongcum, if the police discover foul play!

Anonymous said...

Agongkia thinks every is so daft and did not know that he is an IB all these while.

Real khongcum.

Anonymous said...

Do you think the PAP government is not doing a very good job managing the Hepatitis C outbreak and our smallest-in-the-world MRT system?

What will happen if the PAP government decides to introduce nuclear power in Singapore?
Do you think our PAP government is smarter and better than the Japanese government?

Why is the PAP government spending millions of dollars in nuclear research?
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Singapore starts nuclear safety and science research programme

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/singapore-starts-nuclear-safety-and-science-research-programme

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Japan's Fukushima Lies Blow Up With Admission Of First Radiation Cancer Casualty

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-10-20/japans-fukushima-lies-blow-admission-first-radiation-cancer-casualty
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Vote Opposition for a nuclear-free Singapore.

Anonymous said...


新加坡是不是天堂? 新加坡是不是天堂?

如果第一世界新加坡不是天堂 哪里是天堂?

你说! 你说! 你说!

Hahaha..........

Anonymous said...

When you are earning millions a year as an employee, Singapore must be 天堂.

Anonymous said...

"After initial internal investigation, we are still unable to determine the cause of the cluster of infection. ........... The police report has been filed so that the Police may ascertain if there was any foul play."
Straits Times
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So let me understand our PAP government's logic.

Singapore doctors and nurses who among them have hundreds of years of working experience and knowledge about Singapore General Hospital.
- they cannot be sure of the cause
- But the Singapore Police can determine the cause .....

Is there a former policeman in LHL's cabinet who can take over as Health Minister??

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SGH files police report to ascertain if foul play involved in hep C spread; 2 US experts appointed to committee

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/two-us-experts-appointed-to-independent-review-committee-looking-into-hep-c-spread

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

They are waiting for Boon Wan to sort this out once he has solved the problems in Transport.

Anonymous said...


Yes! KBW is the man! KBW! KBW! KBW!

Yes! The Hep C saga is "wet-wet-water" for KBW!

Yes! KBW is PAP'S BEST of BEST, the "all-can-do" minister!

Cheers.

Anonymous said...

/// They are waiting for Boon Wan to sort this out once he has solved the problems in Transport. ///
October 21, 2015 10:20 a.m.

I know! I know!

Promote LHL to be Senior Minister.
Promote KBW to be Prime Minister.

Then KBW can straight away take care of BOTH Transport Ministry and Health Ministry problems.
- and LHL can finally do whatever he wants to do ... write a book, write a computer program and etc. Just please don't visit Taiwan anymore.

Anonymous said...

When PLP suck too much of blong wee wee ......, this is inevitable .......

Likewise, too much of dead fish smell cockles can have same effect as super glue .....

It pollutes the brain ......

Anonymous said...

OTC should have survived his cancer outbreak.

The divine has taken away the wrong guy.

There was another one who deserved to perish more than OTC.

Anonymous said...

Now many ministries stuffed with excess cbl meaninsar and mai hum can have all the leisure to eat (smelly) cockles to his satisfaction (and delight). After that can count pubic hairs in between and continue cockles smelling and eating after some rest ...... All thought and well planned out ......

Anonymous said...

Besides cockles, can also add in a few sticks of (wrinkled surface fried ) fish ball also ........

Anonymous said...

Plus some well stewed juice (soup) of black 老鸡母 ...... to replenish the body after deshelling too much (smelly) cockles ......

Anonymous said...

Karma karma karma ......

The worms are "crawling " out from different places ......

When policies are short term, myopic and fundamentally wrong, they may work for a while but long run unsustainable. No one or any nation can defy gravity, the natural laws or the scheme of things.

Anonymous said...

It has been repeatedly said the PG leaders led sinkies to 1st world.

The current PLP appointed bunch is leading sinkieland to abyss.

Every passing day going forward is one step nearer .....

Anonymous said...

The present lot should all resign like in Greece and call for a snap election.

Many sinkies dun respect them ......

Leaders can't lead if they lost the moral authority to and it only brings more harm to national interest.

Anonymous said...

How long can the present lot carries on .....?

It is to be seen they can last a full term ......

The world will know if some if not many amongst them are just followers and not true leaders ......

Anonymous said...

// In fact the same concerns were the key issues in the AHPETC disclosure. And the WP was accused of not being transparent, not reporting the shortcomings timely and all the same things the public are accusing the govt now. //


This is karma .....

It is like 2012, 2013 all over again.

YAW SHIN LONG AND PALMERGATE!

Now is AHPETC and HepCGate. .....

Which is more serious?

Yawshinleong or palmergate?

Why report police?

Anonymous said...

// Anyone wanting to cast doubts on the public officers and the minister must have facts to prove them. //


There is no where to hide in the Little India Riot .....

There is nothing to prove .....

The riot speaks for itself .....

Anonymous said...

// We have leaders with high integrity and unquestionable honesty in the govt.//


So high the Ivory Tower is now at 2,000 storeys. .....

Anonymous said...

// They deserved the 70% support from the people.//


The 70% also deserved the papigs they chose!

Served them right!

They have until GE2200 to ruminate and repent .....

patriot said...



The Day Of Reckoning

is arriving !

Anonymous said...

Tiok!

It's a matter of time.

Many sinkies are waiting for some of the ya ya papayas crashing down from their 20,000 storeys ivory towers. ......

Dun laugh .......

From all the happenings, it is only obvious that the Ivory Tower is getting higher exponentially. ...

Anonymous said...

AnonymousOctober 21, 2015 10:34 a.m.

// Yes! KBW is the man! KBW! KBW! KBW!

Yes! The Hep C saga is "wet-wet-water" for KBW!

Yes! KBW is PAP'S BEST of BEST, the "all-can-do" minister!

Cheers.//


Cockles! Cockles! Cockles!

Fish ball stick! Fish ball stick! Fish ball stick!

Yes! Yes! Yes!

Use the fish ball stick to eat cockles!

Now everyday very free can smell and eat more cockles.

Anonymous said...

// AnonymousOctober 21, 2015 9:35 a.m.
Agongkia thinks every is so daft and did not know that he is an IB all these while.

Real khongcum.//


Niao siao LC not siao!

At least he still look for mei mei and not bitches.

If he lose his job as an IB, he may have too. Ha ha

Anonymous said...

Mar 23 2105 is the happiest day in sinkieland's history.

Anonymous said...

Sept 11 2105 is a black day for sinkies.

Anonymous said...

Another happiest day will be coming soon .....?

Anonymous said...

I think Hepatitis C is just like Ang Mohs beating up a taxi driver.
- not serious lah
- if you make police report, I think the police will ask SGH to take out a private lawyer to sue the guilty party

See. So simple.
Even I can take no action and drive Singapore towards the 3rd world abyss
- and you don't even have to pay me a million dollar salary to do nothing.

Anonymous said...

// See. So simple.
Even I can take no action and drive Singapore towards the 3rd world abyss
- and you don't even have to pay me a million dollar salary to do nothing.//


"万恶始于霸猪子(PAPIGS )"?

Anonymous said...

*Nao siao

Anonymous said...

AnonymousOctober 21, 2015 6:10 p.m.
I think Hepatitis C is just like Ang Mohs beating up a taxi driver.//


With more than 3 million foreigners ( including PRs and transient migrants etc ) in a total population of a few millions and density at about 10,000 pax per sq km, do YEW think incidents such as 2012 industrial strike, 2013 street Riot, numerous WALLOPING incidents of sinkies ....etc by FOREIGN TALENTS will be last such incidents or just tip of iceberg going forward?

Anonymous said...

@ AnonymousOctober 21, 2015 6:10 p.m.
//I think Hepatitis C is just like Ang Mohs beating up a taxi driver.
- not serious lah
- if you make police report, I think the police will ask SGH to take out a private lawyer to sue the guilty party

See. So simple.
Even I can take no action and drive Singapore towards the 3rd world abyss//


Will it be MOST GRATIFYING if one day PAPIGS are ousted by new citizens and "put in HOTEL CHANGI"?

Anonymous said...

The journalist was sharing what is widely heard as coffee shop talk. While she has no hard evidence (how could she have?), what she reported was, based on common sense, not an illogical or unexpected public speculative discourse. The truism is that there’s no smoke without fire.

As part of a comprehensive investigation, all pertinent senior staff at MOH and Minister Gan should each be asked to make a sworn statement certifying that he/she was absolutely unaware whatsoever of the situation at SGH until the formal report was made to MOH and then, with a further delay, to the Minister in August and Sept respectively.

Anonymous said...

Rb // We have leaders with high integrity and unquestionable honesty in the govt.//


Sinkies also have meaninglesstirs with "HIGHEST PRODUCTIVITY " going by one 狸mai hum latest appointment of several "super talents " for the same one job.

So can rb write a post to propose increasing the "productivity " in the Papigs garbagement by appointing another 3 to 5 meaninglesstirs to this "crisis hit mystry " so that, according to 狸mai hum productivity logic, they can do a better job just as in MOE and MTI?

Why can't other "mystry" have several meaninglesstirs when MOE and MTI can? Given hellcare will be a big job with 900,000+ aged over 65 in a few years time?

Anonymous said...

After 里啊斗 appointment of 10 pax to supposedly ONE post done by a single capable heavyweight, papigs talk of any productivity sermon can go into the INCINERATOR liao!

Anonymous said...

Insert "in the past" after "heavyweight "

Anonymous said...

Rb // The public are questioning the integrity of the political leaders who have been the most vocal about transparency, integrity and timeliness of reporting such a matter.//


How much did MAS lose intervening in the forex mkt to keep sinkie dollar in the SG NEED POLICY BAND in the past year?

Did foreign speculators like George Soros and his ex-pal Jim Roger make a pile in sinkies expense?

Who are put in charge for such life and death duties in terms of sinkieland precious foreign reserves used for such purpose?

There YEW go ........

Transparency is an ASPIRATION in almost every aspect in the papigs garbagement.

Anonymous said...

*SG NEER (Nominal Effective Exchange Rate )

Anonymous said...

Everything is run clouded in mystery in DPRK, ......, oops, ........ SINKIELAND?

Anonymous said...

The Political Leadership in Sin

is completely devoid of 礼义廉耻.

But, full of avarice.

The Society is going to the Dogs.

Anonymous said...

" 礼义廉耻 "?

Ha ha ha ha .......

Mai hum vocabulary only has cockles, fish ball sticks, pubic hairs ....... Why do u think he needs so much free time by appointing 50 pax to 25 posts?

Anonymous said...

For a non-drinker to get so intoxicated and high was such a satisfying and happy time on 23 Mar 2105.

Looking forward for one 呆子 terminal relapse and another happy and intoxicating time.

Otherwise the good liquor gift partially consumed on 23 Mar 2105 would go to waste.

Anonymous said...

真是痛哉,快哉!

哈哈哈!

Shiok!

Anonymous said...

// In fact the same concerns were the key issues in the AHPETC disclosure. And the WP was accused of not being transparent, not reporting the shortcomings timely and all the same things the public are accusing the govt now. When a govt knew how to call on the WP to answer to such charges, it is clear that the govt knew such things are wrong and definitely would not stoop so low to commit the same //


Papigs garbagement only know how to bully sinkies.

Typical incorrigible bully type.

When it comes to outsiders, they are worst than frightened rodents scuttling across the streets for their lives and tails between their legs. The perennial haze is a living testimony!

Anonymous said...

Rb // If they were found out to be otherwise, it would drag down the reputation of the whole govt together with them. See, after 6 months of investigation they could not find out anything and are reporting the matter to the police for more investigation. They are also getting international experts to look into the matter. They want to know the truth, even if it is 6 months late. //


Amos used the adjective horrible. ...... on a demised ( and despised ) 老ahpek. .......

He is probably only infinitesimally correct. .......

A man is only as scary and as horrible as his ideas ...... where the physical body can be lobbed into the incinerator to be burnt to Ashes, his PAPIGSISM which is the most twisted and distorted version of democracy on earth continues to torment and extinguish sinkies into future extinction like the dodo?

Anonymous said...


Haha.....

Many more Sinkies are beginning
to understand the meaning of horrible.
Ironically, it takes a 17 year old boy to
make Sinkies comprehend how horrible was almost twisted and turned to be a reverential and divine entity. 70% are worshipping a dead horrible man which haunts them like a god of calamity and disease. They fear failing to worship him shall bring disasters to themselves.
Well, it is in the Pyche of the unenlightened, so it is normal in the Land of Sheeples.

Sinkies will be Dodos but Sinland will be the Playground of Sinners.