Friday, May 27, 2011

This is what happens when you elect a non-politician to be POLITICIAN.

This fellow below is an eye surgeon.

The cocksucker is also a recently elected MP of Singapore. Singapoean voters knew him about 9 days before they put him into the parliament.

This is what he said to a reporter recently [and later tried very hard to pull his foot from his bleeding mouth]

"Member of Parliament Lim Wee Kiak of the Nee Soon group representation constituency (GRC) defended ministerial salaries by saying a reasonable payout helped maintain "dignity" for politicians.

He was quickly slammed by netizens, many of whom pointed out in various posts on the Web that "dignity" should not be justified by salary alone.
The multi-million dollar pay of ministers was a hot-button issue in Singapore's recent General Election, which saw the ruling People's Action Party win 81 out of 87 seats but at a significantly lower share of the total votes.
Following the results, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced the formation of a committee to review the "basis and level of political salaries". Any pay changes would take effect from 21 May this year.
"If the annual salary of the Minister of Information, Communication and Arts is only $500,000, it may pose some problems when he discuss policies with media CEOs who earn millions of dollars because they need not listen to the minister's ideas and proposals. Hence, a reasonable payout will help to maintain a bit of dignity," Dr Lim told LianHe ZaoBao in Chinese."
I parituclarly like the following responses from Singaporean neitzens slamming thier MP.
"Did he meant "Got money can talk louder"? Imagine our elected MP got this type of thinking! I was a Police Officer 10 years ago, earning really Peanut. So, do he meant I can't enforce law against anyone earning more than me? No member of public will need to listen to a Police Officer as they earn more? I am staying at Yishun, and was utterly sad to have such an MP.

Those voters of Nee Soon GRC, thanks for voting him in! I hope you all don't have repent for the next five years."
By "Tan" @
"Huh? Are you admitting that it is a bad example or are you claiming (or, as your sentence goes, admitting) that you have been quoted out of context? What is “it” a bad example of and what exactly is “it”?
In saying that you have been quoted out of context, you are suggesting that your words have been twisted to mean what they do not mean. However, when you claim to have been joking, it would seem more like you are saying you have been misinterpreted and people are taking your words too seriously when they are not meant to be taken seriously. That is not taking you out of context.
Assuming that you have indeed been quoted out of context or misinterpreted, why are you admitting that “it is a bad example”? If you have given a bad example, then perhaps you have not been misinterpreted or misquoted. Rather, it would simply be that you have not communicated the intended point to the intended audience well and it would be a matter of you not representing yourself properly instead of others getting you wrong. Your clarification contradictorily combines self-exoneration and self-blame.
Based on your clarification, it seems that you do still hold the belief that a salary of $500,000 per annum is too low for a minister even though it is an amount that some of the most impoverished citizens under your care will take decades to earn (without even factoring in inflation? You still seem to be implying that “low” salaries will affect the dignity of ministers even though it is perfectly reasonable to say (without asserting that ministers should be lowly paid) that any lowly paid person, minister or not, can be dignified in the face of anyone in the world. Because even the most lowly paid person is earning an honest living. On the other hand, one wonders how dignified a group of people, with an illustrious history of helping themselves to million-dollar salaries because they have the power to decide, can be."

The moral of the story:

1) Don't talk about politics sounding like an eye surgeon after you've become a politician, people will call you a fucking moron.
2) If you keep your fucking mouth shut, people won't think you're stupid.
Don't believe me, ask Nik Aziz, The Menteri Besar of Kelantan. 

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