About

My views on a host of issues have been expressed to the government.

Some are republished on this blog.

Perceived or otherwise, Singaporeans have been conditioned to fear the PAP.  This fear is unhealthy for Singapore and should not continue to shackle society.

There is urgency to dispel this fear. We are actually giving credit to ourselves by thinking that we will be ‘marked’ because of our negative opinions of the government. Most of us are really nobody.

The government is our servant, voted in to serve us. But strangely, this isn’t the case with Singapore.

Nowhere in the world could a government dictate to the people their needs, control the media, prioritise public housing according to political support using taxpayers’ money,  pay politicians sky high salaries without consent from the people, run our country like the biggest company in the world and priortise business needs above all else.

Planning has been haphazard at best as evident by the current unhappiness of the majority of us.

If first world GDP numbers mean first world standard of living, why are Singaporeans screaming our problems to the government?

The PAP is now trying to extinguish a self-created skyscraper fire with buckets of water.

One can only watch and wonder. 😦

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18 Responses to About

  1. wongcheokwan says:

    TO: Philip Ang

    Thank you for your articles on government deficiency.

    I have years of data, compiled in an article . Please give me an

    email address to forward.

    Best wishes.

    wongcheokwan

  2. Tu Kian says:

    Hello Phillip
    Great job.
    Is it possible to forward your email address?
    Thanks
    Tu Kian

  3. a2786@trbvm.com says:

    The very end of this blog post has a link to your local hard drive, which is useless.

    https://likedatosocanmeh.wordpress.com/2014/01/07/20140107-no-editorial-oversight-at-straits-times-dpm-mistaken-for-minister/

    file:///C:/Users/phillip/Pictures/GOV%20CORRES%20ARTICLES%20REFERENCE/ ….

    It’s a bit late but you might consider fixing it.

    P.S: It is good enough if you see this post. You can delete it or not publish it.

  4. Sarah Leong says:

    DeAr Philip, your articles are really well researched and very enlightening. Thanks for all the hard work.

  5. Eric Tan Heng CHong says:

    Hi Phillip
    I enjoyed reading your articles and we share similar views.
    Can you share your email address with me ?
    My address is erichctan@gmail.com
    Look forward to hearing from you
    Eric Tan Heng Chong

  6. Hi Phillip,
    I am a senior citizen , more a pioneer generation, spending most of the time on political issues such as the accountability and transparency of our CPF money and others. I have no problem in accessing your website. But my FB friend Leong Pat has a problem in accessing it. She is very interested in your articles and try to access it but she has difficulties in accessing your website using PC or Mobile.. Would appreciate if you could help. Thanking you in advance.
    Regards
    Chong Wen Wah

  7. John says:

    Hi Phillip
    I enjoy reading your articles and just wonder you can give me your email

  8. George says:

    If you wish to migrate to New Zealand – DON’T.
    When you live and work and pay taxes in NZ for at least 10 years, you will be entitled to receive a pension when you attain 65 years of age. However, the Chief Executive of the NZ Ministry of Social Development ruled that the CPF is a Pension Fund although it is actually from your contributions and your employer’s contributions. He actually conveniently believed the PAP propaganda that Singapore has an excellent social security pension fund called the CPF! Would you not think that a person heading a large government department and paid a couple of hundred thousand dollars a year have more common sense, honesty and justice? NZ has a similar CPF fund called a Kiwisaver, also contributed from the employer and employee – BUT, it is voluntary and not compulsory.
    This Chief Executive ruled that the Kiwisaver monies are not deductible from the NZ Pension payments but the CPF is so that he could reduce the superannuation budget and score points with the current government whose Prime Minister, Mr John Key, had worked in Merrill Lynch in Singapore in 1995 and collected his CPF monies before he left Singapore for Merrill Lynch London.
    Therefore, a Singaporean who has already been cheated ONCE by the PAP government which allowed foreigners to withdraw their CPF except their own citizens (which is contrary to the Human Rights Act i.e. discrimination against nationality) – and now the Singaporean is cheated against another time by this Chief Executive of the NZ Ministry of Social Development, which is also contrary to the Human Rights Act (discrimination against Singaporeans whose life-time of compulsory savings have been hijacked by the PAP).
    The Immigration brochures from the NZ Embassy has the slogan to entice qualified immigrants that states, “NZ the right choice”- is it really?

    • phillip ang says:

      Thanks for the info. Read up a bit and there are exceptions for early withdrawal such as when one encounters financial hardship. Unlike CPF which is our money only in name but government has almost total control.
      KIWISAVER’s conditions for early withdrawal:
      Significant financial hardship @ http://www.kiwisaver.govt.nz/already/get-money/early/hardship/
      If you can provide evidence that you’re suffering significant financial hardship, you may be able to withdraw some of your KiwiSaver savings.
      Significant financial hardship includes if you’re:
      unable to meet minimum living expenses
      unable to meet mortgage repayments on the home you live in, resulting in your mortgage provider enforcing the mortgage on your property
      modifying your home to meet special needs because of you or a dependent family member having a disability
      paying for medical treatment if you or a dependent family member: becomes ill
      has an injury, or
      requires palliative care
      suffering from a serious illness
      incurring funeral costs if a dependent family member dies.

  9. George says:

    The NZ government also used to give $1,000 for every Kiwisaver account given but this was discontinued last month due to the growing deficit. How this ignorant Chief Executive can rule that CPF is a Pension Fund while Kiwisaver is not is beyond comprehension – the only conclusion is DISCRIMINATION against Singaporeans whose CPF have been hijacked and blown away by GICk and TemasICK

  10. Fred Khoo says:

    Hi Philip, If you are the Philip I think you are, then you should remember me. We used to share a lot of jokes in between beers many years ago.

    Anyway, I’ve enjoyed reading your blogs for while now. Thanks for all the writings and I really find the articles well researched and written. Thanks again. Cheers!

  11. Julie tan says:

    Good clear reviews
    Enjoy reading yr post.
    Thank you

  12. Michael says:

    I do hope you keep sharing your views as I enjoy reading them them! Very well thought out and written articles. Not very fair on PAP, but they do deserve the shit you throw on them.

    • Phillip Ang says:

      🙂 Please help share posts. As have mentioned, there is nothing for me in shaming PAP and countering propaganda. I have engaged the government on numerous issues and the biggest issue is of course pertaining to transparency. Once this has been addressed, it will confirm our greatest fears. And you can also see that they are preventing transparency from seeing daylight by continuing to appoint their ‘affiliates’ into positions of power, eg KFC president to remain silent on CPF issues, Deputy AG, etc. The longer PAP runs our country on propaganda and allow problems to fester, the worse it will be for our children. 😦

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