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From Cake Box to Ballot Boxes Everything is Fine

From Cake Box to Ballot Boxes Everything is Fine

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Published by Piji Tailai
From the 90th birthday books and reports to the explanation of ballot box, all show the unwillingness for change from the PAP side. They want to keep their golden era despite the passing of time.
From the 90th birthday books and reports to the explanation of ballot box, all show the unwillingness for change from the PAP side. They want to keep their golden era despite the passing of time.

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Published by: Piji Tailai on Sep 28, 2013
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From Cake Box to Ballot Box, Everything is Fine?
Yes. All are fine.According to Education Minister Heng Swee Kiat the
cake box is a ‘total dedication to country’
and we need toemulate it
. As for the ballot box, ‘the life of the ballot box ceases when the seal is broken’ based
on the reply of Social and Family Development Minister Chan ChunSing in Parliament. #Everything is fine before the box is open whether it is a box of 90
th
birthday cake or a ballot box of voting papers.
According to Chan, ‘the life
of a box starts once the box
is sealed.’
The life of the box ends when it is open.
So, the PAP’s philosophy is not to open the box. Onceyou open the PAP’s box either by accident or 
 by voting,the PAP will have to end its life.When we look at the mainstream reports of Lee Kuan
Yew’s 90
th
birthday, the tribute in the Parliament and aspecial conference under Lee Kuan Yew etc. is thissituation before or after the box is open? Are we stillthinking within the box? And are we afraid to open upthe box to prepare a post-LKY era? No wonder Lee Hsien Loong dared not open the box, heentrusted the duty to Chan to reply on his behalf inParliament. Chan is not a minister without portfolio in
the Prime Minister’s Office. And yet he has the honour 
to reply on behalf of the Prime Minister. No wonder 
 
 people call the newly promoted minister a potentialfuture PM.Let look at the cake box again. What are inside the box?
 Foreign policy cannot be
‘tool of partisan politics’ 
# soonly the PAP can touch the foreign affairs. No wonder no foreign visitors call on oppositions in Singapore.
 Panelists discuss LKY’s use of defamation lawsuits and 
 ISA.
# After the conference and discussion, the box of defamation lawsuits and ISA still cannot be opened.These are still useful tools for the PAP in runningSingapore.Because the box is a
total dedication to Singapore
, itcannot be opened by relaxing defamation lawsuits, ISA,one man intelligence agency, and even cleaning of toilets.The PAP will fight all the ways to make sure all boxes ina sealed position, not to be opened even after the passingof LKY.What can Singaporeans do to open the box?One natural way is by the ballot boxes.But even that Chan said the police investigation so far shows no related offence. The most he can suggest is to
tighten ballot box handling. This is the standard ‘withinthe box’
replies of the PAP.It is not sure for what reason this important reply inParliament is not personally given by the Prime Minister 

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