Who’s Left to Blame, Who’s Right to Blame?


A collective finger-pointing is going on. The finger pointing is so intense that presumably people are starting to have sprained locked fingers.

Everyone blamed the Gurkhas and ISD at first, and then Wong Kan Seng, the Home Affairs Minister for his mismanagement. Then the PM for being invisible. Then the old patriarch entered the arena and reiterated the blame on the custodians, and also with a new variable, complacency of the guards. Recently, MM Lee resumed the torch carrying and used the word “negligence” for the first time, and blamed Singaporeans for going soft and turning complacent in th thrust of his message. Singaporeans then blamed the MIW and the government lock, stock and barrel, forgetting that 66.6% chose to vote in this government for another term.

The blame formula is simple. Blame the custodians for the escape. If they had done their job competently, negligence would not have set in. Blame the security forces for the unsuccessful manhunt. If police and SAF had deployed resources more effectively in the hunt, Mas Selamat might have been caught by now. Blame the MIW for not taking responsibility. This is a sidetrack to the escape and manhunt but it reflects what kind of shirking politicians we might have. Blame Singaporeans for voting such people in.

Blame is shared, nobody is spared.

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7 responses

  1. Overseas Singaporean

    I think the last sentence should more correctly be “Blame the 66.6% of Singaporeans for voting such people in.”

    I was part of the 33.4%.

    April 8, 2008 at 12:11 pm

  2. Remember to highlight these issues during the next election. ’nuff said.

    April 8, 2008 at 8:02 pm

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  4. Sylvester Lim

    Yes, complacent Singaporeans put these jokers in power and this is what we get. The old fart has forgotten that by controlling the country with a iron fist, the people he chose as leaders are compliant and like many Singaporeans, afraid to speak out. If the PM is not able to speak against his father and make his stand, he shouldn’t be the leader of Singapore as the job does not suit him.

    April 9, 2008 at 6:05 pm

  5. Onlooker

    Get to vote???? Try getting a free holiday not to vote. Walkover GRC yeah. I make believe they are all not complacent all the time. The old man is not senile, Dragon prince care about the local citizen(no taiwanese business no) and the dragon prince son really want to come back to take over the dynasty yeah right.

    April 9, 2008 at 8:59 pm

  6. AC

    Actually with more than 50% of the seats conceeded in GRC walkovers, only less than 50% of eligible Singaporeans get to vote. Out of these, 30+% choose the PAP.

    Our government, their 99% stranglehold in the Parliament, is all brought about thanks to the GRC system by the votes of only 30+% of Singaporean voters.

    April 10, 2008 at 9:03 am

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