20161220 63 new paper generals since 2007, but is there a need?

Singapore is a joke but the joke has always been at the people’s expense.

We may not have the highest per capita GDP but it has been confirmed we have the highest per capita generals. But not real one OK, only paper one.

Since 2007, 63 Singaporeans have been seeing stars every day, whenever they are at work. The 63 included clownish PM material Chan Chun Sing, a current minister who believes collecting cardboards is a form of exercise and the 3 Ng brothers. All are serving PAP and earning indecent tax dollars but we are expected to believe the military is not politicised.

The individual data can be found on Mindef website:
2016 – 6
2015 – 8
2014 – 7
2013 – 7
2012 – 4
2011 – 7
2010 – 6
2009 – 5
2008 – 6
2007 – 7

While the PAP has refused to be totally transparent with regard to information pertaining to GIC and Temasek, why does it disclose the number of generals? Supposed to scare off potential invaders?

Singaporeans should know that there is a huge cost to taxpayers because these paper generals end up serving only their political masters. And we are not only having about 50 generals at any one time but hundreds of 5-figure colonels as well. Their golden handshakes cost about $1 million? each.

Because they are needed to support PAP, all the generals are taken care of with directorships assured in government-linked companies. Be it air, land or sea transport, at least one retired general has been appointed to ‘protect our interest’. That is till 2016 when the battle at sea was lost, NOL sunk. Land transport also almost habis, crippled by record major disruptions. Taken private away from prying eyes. Air transportation is still doing OK despite its subsidiary Tiger having turned into a kitten, finally disappearing into Scoot.

Even if GLCs have no vacancy, there are still sports bodies such as FAS whose trouble-maker CEO is a former paper colonel and Chief of Artillery. As with all former military big shots, his current pay confirms it’s a promotion of sorts, ie no need to move to next higher rank to earn higher pay.

NO more jobs at GLCs and sports bodies, no issue. More ministries and stat boards could be created by our rubber stamping Parliament.

These big shots need to be taken care of by PAP for life, with tax dollars of course. Collectively, they are earning hundreds of millions but screwing up everywhere they go because of their lack of relevant experience. All they know is regurgitate from textbooks, mistaking theories for reality.

Many Singaporeans call these people “jiak liao bee”.

Did PAP need to promote 63 colonels to generals since 2007? Does Singapore require so many book-smart scholars with zero war experience to lead?

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4 Responses to 20161220 63 new paper generals since 2007, but is there a need?

  1. jiakliaobee says:

    To make your point, we must look at how many generals Switzerland has.

  2. DavidLKSee says:


    (1) LITTLE RED DOT Singapore is a very tiny island governed by a BIG BUNCH of Obscenely-Overpaid Muddle-headed Million-dollar Ministers & Grossly-Overpaid Bird-Brain Bureaucrats — comprising mostly “parachuted-in” PAPER-SCHOLARS & PAPER-GENERALS.
    ( NOTE: This “parachuting-in” of “own yes-man people” by the “ownself-check-ownself” PAP Govt is a “monumental mockery” of PM Lee Hsien Loong’s “constant preaching of MERITOCRACY” !!! )

    [ PAPER-SCHOLARS = Public SERVANTS sitting on their big-fat butts in air-conditioned offices (“ivory towers”); collecting big fat salaries from taxpayer-voters; so incredibly “out-of-touch” with the people and “not doing the right thing” for the people.]
    [ PAPER-GENERALS = PAP-bootlicker Yes-man military top brass, who have never dirty their hands, much less fought in any real war. Excellent Example: Brigadier-General Lee Hsien Loong.]

    (2) Just one IRREFTUABLE PROOF of a clueless/hopeless/useless and goondu/bodoh/kayu Obscenely-Overpaid Million-dollar PAP Government:
    — HDB Flats ( so-called Public Flats, both new/resale) of less than 1000 sf { “bee hives” } costing young Singapore couples around half-a-million to close to one million dollars [ requiring very long-term 25-year housing loans to repay !!! ]
    — Private Condos of just over 1000 sf { “pidgeon holes” } costing well over a million dollars !!!

    (3) WTF = What The FISH !!! ( printable polite version of the other unprintable impolite four-letter f-word ).
    PAP, GO EAT SHIT !!!
    VTO GE2020 !!! (Vote Them Out, come GE2020)

  3. zzzzzzzzz says:

    I used to work in CMPB many years ago in mid-1990s. As IT staff, not a chao NSF. From the personnel records, I remember retiring COLs in those days were given around SGD1.3M in pension & gratuity lumpsum. Today, after 20 years, the retiring COLs should be getting AT LEAST $2M in golden handshakes.
    BTW, after collecting their multi-million dollar golden handshakes, PAP then gives these COLs and LTCs jiak liao bee jobs in PA, MOE etc. I used to know 2 or 3 of these retired COLs. All stay in landed properties. And 2 retired in Perth.

    • Phillip Ang says:

      Just happened to read this article on social media. Belated thanks for your reply. Am too busy with personal stuff and especially researching which takes a lot of time because a lot of information has been deleted/concealed by PAP. 😦

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