4 May 2006

Minilee speech decoded

3rd May 06 - Lunchtime Election Rally

"Right now we have Low Thia Khiang, Chiam See Tong, Steve Chia. We can deal with them. Suppose you had 10, 15, 20 opposition members in Parliament. Instead of spending my time thinking what is the right policy for Singapore, I'm going to spend all my time thinking what's the right way to fix them, to buy my supporters votes, how can I solve this week's problem and forget about next year's challenges?"

--- Minilee

Get your decoding rings ready!

1. "I do not have the calibre to govern with an opposition party in Parliament"

Minilee should grow up and accept the challenge of governing a democratic country. If he's really unable to deal with an opposition that global leaders drawing lesser paycheques have to live with, he should either step down or work for peanuts.

2. "I want to fix the opposition"

To fix: to do something dishonest to make certain that a competition, race, or election is won/lost by a particular person

To fix: to punish someone

Minilee should be sued by Papalee and the entire cabinet for making defamatory remarks impugning the integrity and honesty of the Government.

3. "I'm going to spend all my time thinking what's the right way to buy my supporters votes"

Minilee admits that he is not beneath vote-buying. This is scandalous! Minilee should withdraw from Ang Mo Kio GRC for the insult to Singaporean voters he has made. The PAP should take clear, unambiguous steps to do the right thing, to sack Minilee from the party before he damages their credibility any further.

Otherwise... Impeach Minilee! Impeach him NOW!


soci said...

So don't vote for the opposition because I will actually have to earn my disgustingly large salary.

Great argument there.

Anonymous said...

Any Tom, Dick or Harry can rule the country better than him. I wonder if he even bothers to think before he speak. But then again... can he even think?

Eugene Wee said...

"Impeach him NOW!"

Not possible, since he has not (yet) been re-elected and did not win his seat by a walkover.

Anonymous said...

In that case, why don't MiniLee consider just abolishing the Elections?

leopsyche said...

Good point, anon2. But Singapore doesn't want to be seen as a truly despotic state, would...oh.

akikonomu said...

My decoding ring also says:

"I cannot govern Singapore properly if there are too many critical-thinking Singaporeans!"

Anonymous said...

elections are like exams to give a "mark"

LHL would want to renew his cabinet soon; the old need to make room for young