5/18/2016

President Duterte – A new hand of cards

Under Aquino, Philippines did well economically, shrugging off the Sick Man of Asia title with decent economic growth rate. It could have been better if he has chosen a path for economic growth than to align with the two bankrupt powers in the USA and Japan. Both countries count offer aids to the Philippines, but not the kind for economic growth, aids in the form of more military hardware for war, to booster the fire in the belly of masochists in the Pinoys. Yes, Philippines is going to claim Chinese islands at all costs, even if to fight a war with China. Never mind if trade slowed to a trickle, never mind if bananas went back and returned to the Philippines.  The chest thumping in the South China Sea islands, the acquisition of out of shelf life antique warships to sail around the islands are big ego booster. The hungry can go hungry, the economic, well, never mind.

Duterte has arrived at the scene, clean and free of options. He has so far towed a neutral line between politics and economics with economics take a stronger precedent. Duterte has the same choice as Aquino, American and Japanese weapons to go to war, or economic aids, finance and development to rebuild the Philippines, to go for higher economic growth to benefit the people of the Philippines and the country. China has the cash and the knowhow and the big market to drive the Filipino economy to greater height, to rebuild a new infrastructure that is badly needed, to link up the country with highways and super trains.

The politics of the South China Sea cannot be resolved in the foreseeable future and is best to go to the negotiating table while the two countries build on improving economic ties and cooperation to improve the lives of the Pinoys. Or would politics still be the dominant force in Filipino politics at the expense of economics? China could pour in billions into the Pinoy economy and only good can come out of it.

On the contrary, Duterte can join the American and Japanese alliance that could lead to nought but the possibility of warfare that the Pinoys would pay dearly. The Americans and the Japanese are broke and can only offer the rejects of their military arsenal, the mothball hardware or hardware destined for the museum to the Pinoys. Would these be good enough, would these improve the lives of the  Pinoys and their economy?

At stake is the modernization of the Philippines, the rebuilding of a whole country to become a jewel in Asean. Which way would Duterte choose? He is new and has the liberty to choose with the mandate as the new President of the Philippines. His victory is testimony to what the ordinary Pinoys want, a better life, a peaceful life, not war and political rhetoric and libido.

65 comments:

Anonymous said...

/// Duterte has the same choice as Aquino, American and Japanese weapons to go to war, or (China's) economic aids, finance and development to rebuild the Philippines, to go for higher economic growth to benefit the people of the Philippines and the country. ///

Is Duterte facing a similar choice as our Bukit Bastard voters?

But are the Bukit Bastards slaves?
Very cheaply sell themselves out for only $1.4 million dollars worth of aid from a part time politician?

Will Duterte also settle for only $1.4 million dollars worth of aid?

Anonymous said...

So under President Duterte, less Pinoys will come here to take over the jobs of Sinkies?

If so, good for Sinkies lah. More Sinkies can become nurses and health care professionals in our hospitals.

Anonymous said...


bro anonymous 9.25 am, cool down cool down

very sorry, didn't followed this Philippines election closely

but what I know is that the south china sea islands will keep Duterte very very busy!

so sit back, relax and watch the drama by the politicians

cheers

Anonymous said...

Indonesian President Jokowi bans maids from working overseas.

Will President Duterte also ban maids from working overseas?

So are Sinkies willing to be maids if no foreign maids come here to work?

Will Sinkies need to pay $2000 per month for a live out Sinkie maid?

What do you think? Or what do you think PAP will do?


Anonymous said...

Good idea.
I think Duterte should ban all Filipinos from working in Singapore.
Duterte should punish Singaporeans.

Anonymous said...


Answers to anonymous @10.29 am:

Will President Duterte also ban maids from working overseas?......most likely YES!

So are Sinkies willing to be maids if no foreign maids come here to work?......YES!

Will Sinkies need to pay $2000 per month for a live out Sinkie maid?.......YES!

What do you think? Or what do you think PAP will do?......Increase the population to 10M so that we have enough local maids!

Hope the answers are correct.

virgo49 said...

Anon 10.52

Do Dirty should ban all Pinoys/Pinays from workng in Singapore.

Yes, punish Singapore as the Ah Nehs, the Nerds, the Chow Ang Mohs cannot hug the cheap perfume smelling performing artists cum prostitutes with thighs like elephants.

Wonder why they throw their ill gotten gains on these possies which our grandmas looks better than them.??

And they can scavenged their garbage for food.

Ban them Diuretics.

Anonymous said...

At least the pinoys have their own identity and plenty of space to play their cards.
Consider what this other leader trying to incubate or experiment in his little garden

“If you are in Singapore as a Christian hippopotamus, you do not treat this as a Christian hippopotamus nation. If you are in Singapore as a Buddhist snakes, this is not a Buddhist snake pit, even though the Buddhist may be one of the biggest snakes groups in Singapore. If you are a Muslim gorillas in Singapore, you can practice your swinging, you can fuck, you have branches, but you understand that this is a zoological society, and you are working and living within a zoo-logical context,” he said.
The Prime Minister added that this kill-and-take among different animals, as well as the trust that their cages are their homes, which were built and designed by a zoo keeper who has since gone to the grave. The process has contributed to a gradually emerging zoo-logical brick and mortar Babel identity.

Anonymous said...

try getting the Russians, the Chinese, the Indians ,the English and the Arabs into a small space and hold a gun to their heads and then tell them to get along and be happy with each other.
You think it will work you monkeys?

Anonymous said...

No wonder when you talk..people are scratching their heads and wondering what you talking hoor...just don't come to their countries or they will slap your stupid faces

Anonymous said...

WTF..Talk bad about their countries and people? You look at yourselves in the mirror or not? You are a fucking experiment! I dare you to step into their land and bad mouth their people. In no time, they will strip you naked and roast you piglets on their streets and feed your rojak meat to their dogs!

Anonymous said...

@ Anonymous May 18, 2016 11:30 am
//No wonder when you talk..people are scratching their heads and wondering what you talking hoor...just don't come to their countries or they will slap your stupid faces//


R u referring to "mai hum" or "ai mum"?

Anonymous said...

President Duterte is far pragmatic that the out going president. He does not want to be used by Obama as a foot soldier to confront China. China ignores Hague completely. Hague is weak to use ocean laws to judge on land sovereignty. The judgement will be out in late June or July.

Among the Hague judges, one of them is a pinoy judge. China knew the possible judgement. It makes others to wander, the whole thing is a drama.

Thereafter, what does Duterte gonna do?
Duterte will get better hearing for philippines claims. China is said to start a similar tribunal in Shanghai to deal with such territorial claims. If Singapore, Malaysia want to claim against some reefs near their water against China, that might be a better place to go than going to the ang mor Hague in future.

Anonymous said...

@ Anonymous May 18, 2016 12:07 pm
//President Duterte is far pragmatic that the out going president.//


Was watching some south american amazon jungle tribal documentaries and thought many tribe people lookalike oso like that?

Anonymous said...

Is it a good thing when LI-THE of a country appeared an evolved form of the ape?

If one look around this region and sinkieland, do u find any resemblance?

Any link ( correlation ) between the mess a country gets into and the ape-evolved lookalike evolutionary li-the who ....... ahem ...... come into power and literally create big mess in their own countries in economics, socially, etc?

Anonymous said...

Dudirty previously many years town chief of an advanced village only abt 1/4 sinkieland population but abt 1/100 of fleaLEEpeans population

LTK awjooni abt 8% of sinkieland population and 20+ years managing AwKang and awjooni combined

=> LTK oso one day or next GE can become like Dudirty?

Anonymous said...

Every race you bad mouth. The Chinese, the Indians, the blacks, the whites, the Malays, the thais, the pinoys etc etc have despicable traits.
And then you invite all these despicable people you bad mouth to live in your small little barren land where people literally smell each other armpits when they step out of their pigeon holes.
Then your great leaders tell these idiots, cum cum.. Keep your unique ways in your pigeon holes and let's connect through chicken rice, satay and work to keep pigeon holes or cages profitable.
Of course, being greedy and basically self seeking retards they all are, they readily bend their backs and yield their buttocks to the rulers. Let that got future meh?

Anonymous said...

Anon12:12pm
Amazon river tribal people are far more resilient. Duterte is not living in the wild. But he was said to be executing criminals similar to people living in the wild: base on their best own judgement, no courts or judges are needed.

Duterte does not look like small white face out going one. Duterte looks like people in construction for life time.
I got the feel that he is clean, not taking money under table type, and not like someone who grabbed Nobel Peace prize but starting war here and there for his 8 years term.
In sum, straight talking type, that is the impression.

Anonymous said...

@ AnonymousMay 18, 2016 11:30 am
//No wonder when you talk..people are scratching their heads and wondering what you talking hoor...just don't come to their countries or they will slap your stupid faces//


Slap only meh? Look here!

Russia alone more than 17,000,000 sq km or abt twice PRC or usa

If consider former ussr is more than 22,000,000 sq km or bigger than PRC, USA and India combined

So the people there can spit in your face if talk nonsense to them and teaching them what to do

Russia in 1957 already launched first world satellite Sputnik I into space so pls dun talk nonsense

Their chess players are world class and their mathematicians are so gooooooood many theories in Russian names egs: Markov algorithm (Andrey Andreyevich Markov Jr.), Slutsky equation (Evgeny "Eugen" Evgenievich Slutsky), Gelfand–Naimark theorem (Mark Aronovich Naimark) ....... too many and too long to list here ........

See?

Which sinkie mathematicians near the Russian level?

Go and teach them what to do ( in mathematics ) ?

Like go PRC to teach them Chinese literacy and poetry?

U go PRC try teach them Chinese language won't they throw you into the street and thank you are "MAD"?

Old man and his underlings can only know how to bully the sinkie commoners but out of sinkieland they are just nobodies

Putin is very busy looking after his 17,000,000 sq km country land so pls dun bother him necessarily especially kacang puteh 700 sq km barren rock

Anonymous said...

Not just be maids and dark skin coolies and washing sinkies smelly underwear and cleaning their smelly poop,lol. Their professionals have no pride too when they sell their services which are badly needed in their countries. Traitors lol

Anonymous said...

Anon 110
Precisely. You do your Maths in your own way but the conclusion is the same. The world is clearly DEMARCATED

Anonymous said...

Please don't sell Babel to other land you fucking idiots

Anonymous said...

Lol

What "Demarcation"?

Russia 17,000,000 sq km is real demarcation lah?

U draw out 700 sq km "cage" then "demarcate" simisai?

Like that Indoland abt 1,900,000 sq km can demarcate into abt 3,000 red dots ......

The world is demarcated your foot lah .....

Big countries yes but small ones ...... not even the size of the shit holes in big countries ...... simisai demarcation?

Anonymous said...

U scolding who or which "hum"?

"Ai"?

Or "mai"?

Anonymous said...

Old man and his underlings like to make lives difficult for common sinkies

But out of this tiny cage they are nobody

They think their talents to reign supreme in a tiny cage is real talent and not ownselves bluff ownselves

Anonymous said...

Chinese are Chinese..Indians are Indians...japanese are Japanese...Germans are Germans ..etc etc..what are you? Street Monkeys?

Anonymous said...

Karma is a bitch. .....

Anonymous said...

Fuck off and go back to your own land

Anonymous said...

Historically those who plotted evil tend to die a torturing death

Anonymous said...

Don't come here and start something shitty lah

Anonymous said...

And their offsprings pay the "karma" for generations

So don't be happy if your papa and mama are AHs and do plenty of "evil"

Nothing is "Price-Less" in this world, with or without the free market economy or capitalism

Anonymous said...

Yiu see how sinkies talk...they don't even understand each other...hotpot of babbling confusion lol

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Chinese are Chinese..Indians are Indians...japanese are Japanese...Germans are Germans ..etc etc..what are you? Street Monkeys?

May 18, 2016 1:34 pm
There you have it...demarcation...you want to challenge that?

Anonymous said...

The price of "evil" is "karma" ..... "dear" ..... "papa-kias" and "mama-kias", "papa-soons" ...... great great great "papa-soons" etc etc

Anonymous said...

Big nations demarcation ok lah ....

Kacang puteh demarcation. ......

Go sleep with spiders lah ...... or actually sleep/ live like prostitutes ......

Anonymous said...

You stupid or what...when you go into carnal territories...which we notice that there is a particular troll doing it....you are insulting yourself and your parents lah...we leave it to your own stupidity. You are insuring everybody with no clear target IB ;)

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Yiu see how sinkies talk...they don't even understand each other...hotpot of babbling confusion lol

May 18, 2016 1:41 pm

LoL

Anonymous said...

Your stupidity say so .....

Cos u can't "see" ......

Unless u r and feel targeted?

Another Freudian slip?

Ha ha ha

Anonymous said...

If u r stupid, u r stupid

If u dun understand, u dun understand

But u just announced in world wide Web your stupidity

Anonymous said...

If u r an Neh and don't understand what the Chinese talking abt, who has stratospheric STUPIDITY to call the other party stupid?

It's the ah Neh don't have the abilities to understand Chinese, right and not that ah Neh cannot comprehend what the Chinese talking abt so the other party is stupid?

So who is SUPER STUPID to tell the world just bcos they like the ah Neh don't comprehend chinese start label the other party stupid?

Anonymous said...

Your stupidity know no bound. We all can see a pattern you try to formulate out of your smarty pants. Now go back to your boss and let him pat your little head. You can tell him you got entertained or noticed ;) and you will leave your monkey trail for the world to see, that we can count on ;)

Anonymous said...

IBs in action ha ha ha

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Not just be maids and dark skin coolies and washing sinkies smelly underwear and cleaning their smelly poop,lol. Their professionals have no pride too when they sell their services which are badly needed in their countries. Traitors lol

May 18, 2016 1:11 pm

I think their govts begin to understand how shameless and shameful they are, tio bo?

Anonymous said...

"We"?

Freudian slip again?

A snake den or many snake dens of imported shits after GKS retirement ....?

Anonymous said...

You walk into public toilets, especially in malls. Who do you see cleaning after sinkies shit?

THE CHINESE

You are in danger zone

Anonymous said...

@ Anonymous May 18, 2016 2:03 pm
//Your stupidity know no bound. We all .....//


@ Anonymous May 18, 2016 1:51 pm
//You stupid or what...when you go into carnal territories...which we notice//


"We" ......?

Who is the "We"?

The IB trolls ......?

Ha ha ha

Now, pray tell which is which?

Who are the "We" stupid trolls?

Anonymous said...

Then the over priced talented shithead of scholars think tank wil say...ahh..lets create jobs for the Chinese to be bosses over sinkies to balance balance Hor...what do you think the educated shitty sinkies will do with their middle fingers?

Anonymous said...

I think the Indians have no pride too, what do you think?

Anonymous said...

"We politely but firmly tell the Chinese that we are not a Chinese country. We understand all too well that when the Chinese seek our ‘understanding’ they mean ‘obey’ and by ‘explain’, they mean use whatever influence we may have in ASEAN on their behalf."

WTF. It's like saying, Christians here are a majority or are highly influential but we are not a "Christian nation".

You want obedience, they want odedience so you tell everyone...lets go to the gambling table and invite chow Yun fart to deal is it?

Anonymous said...

LoL

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Haven't you two have enough of friendliness?
Let's shake hands and laugh it off.
This is cyberspace. You both did not know each other, no need to be so hard on each other.

Cheers.

Anonymous said...

Boils down to subject matters. You can tell whether they have been damaged by their political or religious masters. You hit their nerves when you broach matters they hold dearly or religiously. If you have no such masters, you are free. Let them troll. It is good info. Don't need to be technical when technicality can be a liability too.

Anonymous said...

When a garment played the people's backsides once too often, what to expect than the people NEVER EVER trust this garment and "play with theirs back 24/7/365"?

As far as some are concerned, their moral authority is in the longkangs and cesspools?

What is more pathetic and silly for rulers than the people seeing them worthy and fit for the sewers and cesspools?

Anonymous said...

@ Anonymous May 18, 2016 2:31 pm
//I think the Indians have no pride too, what do you think?//


Empirically, just take a look at simple upgrading/ painting projects at housing estate and in the construction industry

The draft and rough parts of the work that just simply need manual and brute labour such as the main painting often done by ah Neh

But the fine tuning and refinement like touching up of the corners, painting of pipes etc the sub con usually get non-ah Neh to complete the work.

Touch up painting is no rocket science but the sub con boss often dun delegate and relegate such works to ah Neh

Why?

If they are not seen able to touch up properly even in simple painting works, can they be expected and able to perform exquisite and complex stuff in other sectors well?

But if they have already "infiltrated and penetrated" many sectors, what could be the likely outcome?

Businessman Axe said...

President Du-ter-te (pronounced as DO-The-Take) is a 'Business Man'.

Everything he says, touches, handles or takes will be for 'Business'.

Whose 'Business'?
To benefit who?

Why do people enter into Politics and aim to become the Top Man in the country?
Self-sacrifice to help the poor and needy?
Or self-glorifying and self-enriching to benefit the SELF?

The question here is not "What will DO-THE-TAKE do dodo DO?
But what will China and the US (with its running-dog Japanese)DO?

Right or not, Redbean?

Virgo 49 said...


Anon 5.04

If the Ah Nehs can do what the Chinese do. India be number two and not china.

China be number soon to replace the USA.

You see the Open Net. The one installing fibre cable for nets.

How many times they kena fined by IDA???

If the contract were to be done by Starhub, long time ago already completed.

Four or five engineering IT specialists from india doing the cabling and installation.

Thinks very most five to six units per day in a block of nicely laid out flats.

And one or two in those prewar or bungalow houses.

They came with their colourful purple uniforms with cables and cable lugs. Laid them on the void decks or next to the units they supposed to install.

Or at the side road next to those houses.

Next they laid themselves asleep on the cables and the materials they supposed to install.

Morning,afternoon siesta.

If a stray dog were to block their view in looking at the clock hanging at nearby coffee shop, he will simply shift the ball of the dog that obstructs his view.

On top of that, they simply had to run the fibre cable in those starhub installed cable lugs and yet they cannot complete their jobs.

See how stupid these employers are.

Penny wise pound foolish to have these Ah Nehs.

If not sleeping, they yatting like women.

Anonymous said...

If like that, in dialect, the Hokkiens say sure "C CHAO" -( DIE ROTTEN & SMELLY, BUT SURELY MATI )

Isss Wah Lang now co-chair CFE but he supposedly "much junior" and appointed there less than 1 year

The senior guy installed installed in same min for about 12 years but never play important roles in any major important economic projects

Why?

Means why?

"C Chao" oso for the economy of a country when duds are installed and for 12 long years?

Anonymous said...

The whole Asean is mostly filled with inept leaders .....

Time will tell in a few years time

In one or two countries, within this year, when karma strikes again, people will realise the initial premature determination of some leaders "talents" were hasty, based on emotions and "unscientific"

Anonymous said...

Good luck to the people of Philippine. Guess the pool of candidates sucks. Duterte may be the better of all the evils.

Anonymous said...

In Chinese, garment officials is written as:

"官"

And they say the word in Chinese is "purposely" written with 2 mouths?

Bcos since time immemorial, garment officials talk with "2 mouths"

In public "1 mouth" is holy holy

In private the other mouth is as LTK said before, "faster let u die" ( Ka keen ho ri C Keow Keow ) and "u die your business", "must hantham downwards everytime people just managed clawed out of the hole garment dug to let people fall into", "if people fell into the well, lagi throw rocks inside to make sure people die faster"?

U say "chk ark" or not?

The heart not human beans' colour lah, charcoal black it is like hell and black hole?

Anonymous said...

Between 2001 to 2015, if what Botak and Co had to show for in sinkieland's economy were vice-related trades and industries and predominantly casino-driven temporary unsustainable artificial GDP growth through asset inflation aka property bubble, sinkieland and thus sinkies indeed do not have any ( bright ) future in the medium run

In basic economics, technological progress plays an important role in long run economic growth observed in stylised empirical evidences in advanced economies over the past 60 years

Over the past 15 years between 2001 to 2015, what kind of technological progress has casino driven, real estate bubble sector and construction industries brought about to the capabilities of sinkieland's economy?

15 long years or 1.5 decades just evaporated in current global climate without much to show for?

After at least 15 years or 1.5 decades of technological stagnation and if add in woody the cha tao pecker's period is at least another 10 years which is altogether 25 years or 2.5 decades of almost no technology, stagnation period

Like that how long more or how much is left ( if any ) of the economic foundation built by GKS to be squandered by Botak and Co?

Almost USD 1 billion in 2014 to "pay for" a useless "title" of best global FM?

If best global FM "title" is worth its "weight", why sinkieland's economy is tanking and need to be "salvaged" JUST one short year after this "silly title" was awarded by the recipient body of this sinkies tax-payer originated amount of USD 1 billion?

Since sinkieland's NODX is nosediving, is it possible to "export" Botak to "Do-The-Take" fleaLEEpeans for the same value of US$ 1 billion to "help" do-the-take off or take down in their economy?

How much do you think "Do-The-Take" will offer?

Mb 1 million peso oso "Do-The-Take" think is "NOT WORTH"?

What do you think?

Mb can offer ( Botak's service ) back to Laggarde ( in exchange ) for USD 1 billion see whether she meant what she said that he was the best global FM ( in 2014 )?

So now the ball in "Do-The-Take" court, will he even consider Botak's service ( if available )?

GKS, after his retirement, advised Deng Xiao Ping and his successor Jiang Zhe Ming till the late 1990s for China's economic reform so if Botak worth his salt can at least advise a much smaller economy but mb they oso dunwan?

Anonymous said...

Frankly, economic growth using vice-related and real estate bubble related are arguably most "short-termist", "one-time off" and unsustainable

The injection into an economy of building say a condo is basically just that, one time off

But say if the money used in building 10 condos is injected into say a technology venture like Apple or Samsung, then the returns from such injection into the economy is not once-off but recurring over a long period of time

From the first ipod, iPhone and iPad as far back as the early 2000s till now, Apple is still going strong and now the whole world market and thus 7 billion consumers are longing and awaiting eagerly and impatiently to get hold of the next iPhone release ( iPhone 7 etc )

That’s not all

The whole world will probably be using iPhone 8, 9 etc by the 2020s and other technology gadgets by Apple as well

Likewise for Samsung for their Notes, S and Galaxy series. ..... as well as their tablets devices

If one looks at the sinkieland's next 20 to 30 years economic blueprints and Roadmaps, it is more of the same of this one time off, low quality, no or minimal technology build, build, build model

What redevelop paya lebar area?

Again build, build, build and tear and build model

Same for tanjong pagar port redevelopment plan

Same for tengah airbase

After 50 years now then say got University incubator for new startups as if this is a big deal and a brand new thing when many countries have such systems and tie up even before sinkieland attained self rule in 1959?

The past 25 years since 1990 from woody the pecker's time have been mostly wasted?

Can sinkieland ever catch up?

With the current team of many deadwoods and useless but overpaid generalissimos, the probability would be quite low?

Also the many so called economics trained like woody, East wah Lang, botak are mostly learners of old models that no longer sparkle in the new economy

On the other hand, many learners of the new models are arguably rote learners who are content to live off the fruits achieved by earlier generations

So where does sinkieland go from now onwards?

Probably nowhere if lucky, otherwise likely another 10 years back to equalise its actual natural level of economic output?

Some may not agree this is the case but then if it is not, who ( really ) thinks sinkieland's economy is going places?

Pls KEE CHIU!

KEE CHIU!

KEE CHIU!

Anonymous said...

God works in his mysterious way. If Heng is to continue as Finance Minister, he would be blamed for the economic fiasco heading this way. Now the engineer to this coming fiasco would have to hold the fort and take responsibility for the failure.

Anonymous said...

@ Anonymous May 19, 2016 8:48 am
//God works in his mysterious way. If Heng is to continue as Finance Minister, he would be blamed for the economic fiasco heading this way. Now the engineer to this coming fiasco would have to hold the fort and take responsibility for the failure.//

Anon 8.48am

Are u referring to the "blur like sotong look" engineering-trained "deadwood" helming MTI since 2004?

Or Botak?

Or the whole team from woody the pecker's time since 1990?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous May 19, 2016 8:48 am
>>> ...... Now the engineer to this coming fiasco would have to hold the fort and take responsibility for the failure. <<<


It would be an oncoming fiasco if "the economic engineer" fails to recalibrate the resources in sinkieland's economy?

How would one know whether sinkieland's economy is maxed out or otherwise?

Whoever said that probably is not trained in economics and given such view or opinion by whoever who passed such "judgement" of sinkieland's economy to him?

Many assumptions are presumably made ( by whoever giving economic advices ) under the circumstances to pass such "judgement" on sinkieland's economy?

Foremost, the "economic advisor(s)" assumed that:

(1) The current economic settings or allocation of resources are at its optimum or most efficient level?

Now, this could be the one of the "wildest" assumptions ( "if not the wildest" ) made on sinkieland's economy?

No?

Empirical stylised facts of developed economies going back past 100 years might cast some lights on the future path that sinkieland's economy can continue to grow sustainably for many years to come?

Now, let's see what the CFE now chaired by "East Wah Lang" and "deputised" by ...... ahem ...... "Mr Chicken Rice" would come out with by end 2016 and sinkies would have a glimpse into the "economic future" whether sinkieland's economy is on the right track and will be on the right track?

Dun worry Uncle RB, Co and fellow folks?

If they ( "Mr Chicken Rice" etc ) are "perceived" to be on the "wrong track" in "some or the crucial critical areas", rest assured "a full and comprehensive rebuttals and/ or alternatives" would be posted as soon as the rooster crows or the sun rises ( whichever comes first ) regardless of the opinion of one woody the cha tao from his GE 2015 comment about the sun and rooster or was it the drivers and co-drivers?

Meanwhile, the clock is ticking and some sinkies might be maciam ants on a hot pan, anxious and worried sick about their investments etc?

Between now and end 2016, some "exogenous" events ( externally? ) might precipitate so what best thing to do than be extra, ultra "VIGILANT" in the meantime?

At uncertain times when risks are much elevated than normal, it doesn’t harm to be more or extra cautious, does it?