Thursday, May 24, 2012

That xenophobia thing.

The irrational fear of Aliens... Is this something that Singaporean have?

Well, I'm sure when aliens come invade and start killing us, we will all fear and grow to hate them. And the government is quick to label Singaporeans as xenophobic.

A few months ago, Singaporeans can be prevented to cook curry in their homes if foreigners complain. Foreigners are blamed for pushing up living costs, straining public transport and stealing jobs, with mainland Chinese bearing the brunt of attacks.

The accident came two months after a Malaysian cleaner at Singapore's Changi Airport was killed after he was hit by a taxi hijacked by a Chinese guest worker.

But why label Singaporeans xenophobic? The lack of regulation by the government opened a floodgate to import foreigners, and both good and bad ones enter the country, and crime is definitely on the rise.

Few months ago, 14 year-old Thai student fell onto the MRT tracks and Singaporeans -- being so xenophobic -- assaulted her family with donations, even when there was a lawsuit which resulted in her family recovering millions of dollars.

The incompetence of  the Singapore system, which is by no way "corrupt", just friends and family of certain groups getting privileges, high paying salaries in positions which they do not contribute. The flawed system which claims that it is based on meritocracy, and why some people, like the ministers can be paid a few times that of other leaders from other countries much bigger than Singapore, yet the average Singaporean's wages is stagnant with a sharp inflation in place.

Xenophobic or not, it is a label, that once you speak against the a certain party in power, you seemed to be "unpatriotic" and if you speak against their policies, you may be visited by the ISA.

Quoting Gerald Giam, 

"Then she went on to say that we don’t even need opposition MPs. She said that we can go check out the Internet to see the views of ex-Nominated MPs and bloggers like mr brown. She said that they do not have allegiance to any specific political party and have minds of their own. She said that they are the real check on the PAP. Wow! Really? Bloggers are the real check on the PAP? I was an active political blogger several years ago. If I had heard this her speech back then, I wouldn’t have bothered going through all this trouble to join the Workers’ Party and contest in elections. I would have just stayed at home and blogged away to bring about real change to Singapore!
By her logic, we can just all go into Facebook to debate and make laws there. Why bother with Parliament?
In fact, even blogger mr brown, whom Ms Phua mentioned, was tickled. Here is what he wrote on his blog in response:
“I am honoured. Does that mean I get to vote on bills and speak in Parliament from now on?”
I think Ms Phua has a fundamental misunderstanding of the Parliamentary process."

-- Iron Bowl


Monday, May 14, 2012

Ma Chi -- Ferrari Driver that killed Cabbie in Singapore.

The dead PRC driver, Ma Chi, of the red Ferrari was the brother of Ma Yong, one of the big mafia bosses operating in Chongqing. During the crackdown initiated by Bo Xilai and Wang Lijun on the Chinese mafia, Ma Yong fled to Guangzhou in the south.

The Straits Times of May 14 described the deceased driver, Ma Chi, as a 31-year old private investor. The latter never graduated from college.

According to some sources, Ma Chi used to launder at least 1 million of USD per month in Hongkong.
We have Gaddafi, Mugabe and other dictator's and mob boss's relatives in Singapore too.

For those people crying for justice, try claiming from a mob boss?

Can someone confirm this? Is Singapore a money laundering paradise?

Singapore does not care about the source of your funds when they come in, but this is getting ridiculous.

-- Iron Bowl.

Friday, May 11, 2012

No wonder MRT breaksdown all the time

New Signs at MRT Stations to Guide Commuters During Disruptions
The signs will be in four languages.
S'pore is testing out these new signs at MRT stations to guide commuters during train disruptions.
The pilot project starts in July.

Sounds like a good idea?

Look at the Indian description below Pasir Ris.
What does it look so familiar even when you do not go to Pasir Ris so much???

Oh yeah, it says Dhoby Ghaut!

SMRT, you have failed even before starting!

You are full of fail even without Ms Saw.

Please wake up your idea!

-- Iron Bowl

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Flood in Toa Payoh

Ponding -- this problem is not caused by heavy rain. In Toa Payoh Central, behind the PAP office, water seems to be flowing out of the manholes instead of going in, and it is loud, messy and smelly.

All the rodents and roaches have escaped into the neighboring apartments. I passed the area afer 1 hour and nothing seems to be done, just more residents peeping and watching as the pool of water gets bigger.

Will something be done? Or will the whole of Toa Payoh be flooded? 

Only time will tell.

-- Iron Bowl