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    Quote Originally Posted by Annunaki View Post
    Who is laughing now? Chan Chun Sing?
    CCS is taking the trade onion base that comes with both money and power. lim saysay the chair warmer must be sad he got sidelined to go home and iron his cash and count his cpf. will ccs be saying heng arh, my surname not tan or lim.

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    more of promo of Desmond Lee and Josephine Teo

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    Quote Originally Posted by McDonaldsKid View Post
    So who else is there? Well LHL of course!
    In the meantime, away from the limelight, both LHL and Ho Jinx have been secretly grooming their son to be the next PM.

    Both LWL and LHY can't be wrong.

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    TCJ has disagreed with a number of positions taken by the cabinet. This could not go on. He however is keen to carry on in politics, as an MP and look after his ward. He has strong grassroots support as shown by the votes for the CEC for 3 consecutive terms. He in fact he outscored OKY and Grace Fu who had to be co opted for the last CEC. This move is the compromise for both the TCJ and the party.

    He is expected to take on a position in the private sector besides the role of the speaker.

    Abdullah Tarmugi has lost his political support from the Malay Community and had to be moved out. Similar to Tarmugi is Lim Chee One who was removed as cabinet and NTUC Sec General when he lost the support of NTUC leadership team.

    TCJ's case is similar to that of Dhanalablan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnTan View Post


    SINGAPORE — Social and Family Development Minister Tan Chuan-Jin, 48, has been nominated by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong as the next Speaker of Parliament, nearly a month after the post was vacated by Madam Halimah Yacob who is contesting in the Presidential Election later this month, the Prime Minister's Office announced on Tuesday (Sept 5).

    Mr Tan, set to be the third Speaker in less than five years, will need to be elected by Parliament at its next sitting on Sept 11.

    The Speaker's post was vacated after Madam Halimah, 63, resigned on Aug 7 to run in the Presidential Election, the first reserved for the Malay community following changes to the Elected Presidency scheme passed by the House last year.

    Member of Parliament (Punggol East) Charles Chong, one of two Deputy Speakers, has since been filling in as Acting Speaker.

    Minister in the Prime Minister's Office Desmond Lee, who was promoted to a full Minister in May, will take over the helm of the Ministry of Social and Family Development. Mr Lee is also currently Second Minister in the Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of National Development.

    Should Mr Tan be elected by the House as Speaker, he will follow in the footsteps of Mr Abdullah Tarmugi, who became Speaker in 2002 after an eight-year stint in the Cabinet.

    Seen as part of the core group of fourth generation leaders, Mr Tan, who rose to the rank of Brigadier-General, left the army to join politics in 2011. Two weeks after the 2011 General Election, he was appointed a Minister of State at the

    Ministry of Manpower and Ministry of National Development. Mr Tan was appointed Acting Manpower Minister in 2012, and became a full Minister in 2014. About a year later, he took on the social and family development portfolio.


    http://www.todayonline.com/singapore...d-next-speaker
    will he give commands like a real general?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonut View Post
    Speaker of Parliament is just like a moderator in the forum.

    So now he gets paid as Minister ? If not, how much is a Speaker of Parliament paid ? And Speaker of Parliament is not a full-time job, apparently.

    Meaning Tan does not hold a full time job ?
    I think speaker earns less than full minister
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    Is CCS trying to be sarcastic when he says that the the role of Speaker is a “very important position” in Singapore’s system of Government ?

    " We need somebody with the stature, who is open-minded, who is fair, balanced, and can command the respect of all parliamentarians. From what I know of Chuan-Jin personally, I think he will do a good job in this aspect.”

    You can smell his utter insincerity.

    Firstly, are there any positions in the government that are not very important or not important at all ? Secondly, are there any cabinet ministers today who are not fair and balanced in thinking and approach ?

    Compare Halimah who was only Minister of State becoming a Speaker of Parliament, this is obviously a 'demotion' for TCJ from full Minister to becoming just the Speaker of Parliament.

    CCS is just trying to sugarcoat the role as though it has suddenly become so very important while in the past it was not so important just so because TCJ who is supposedly of ministerial caliber is now taking it on.
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    This guy is an idiot. He probably hates TCJ and the principles he upholds.

    The role of speaker of Parliament in the Westminster and Singapore model is a mundane role that requires no leadership or legal skills. It is a politically dead end role. His comments are not only over the top and to your point - insincere.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wunderfool View Post
    Is CCS trying to be sarcastic when he says that the the role of Speaker is a “very important position” in Singapore’s system of Government ?

    " We need somebody with the stature, who is open-minded, who is fair, balanced, and can command the respect of all parliamentarians. From what I know of Chuan-Jin personally, I think he will do a good job in this aspect.”

    You can smell his utter insincerity.

    Firstly, are there any positions in the government that are not very important ? Secondly, are there any cabinet ministers today who are not fair and balanced in thinking and approach ?
    Compare Halimah who was only Minister of State becoming a Speaker of Parliament, this is obviously a 'demotion' for TCJ from full Minister to Speaker of Parliament.

    CCS is just trying to sugarcoat the role as though it has suddenly become very important while in the past it was not so important just because TCJ who supposedly is of ministerial caliber is taking it on.

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    Those uncles and aunties who collect cardboard for exercise and leisure are going to be so happy.

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnTan View Post
    SINGAPORE — Social and Family Development Minister Tan Chuan-Jin, 48, has been nominated by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong as the next Speaker of Parliament, nearly a month after the post was vacated by Madam Halimah Yacob who is contesting in the Presidential Election later this month, the Prime Minister's Office announced on Tuesday (Sept 5).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wunderfool View Post
    Is CCS trying to be sarcastic when he says that the the role of Speaker is a “very important position” in Singapore’s system of Government ?

    " We need somebody with the stature, who is open-minded, who is fair, balanced, and can command the respect of all parliamentarians. From what I know of Chuan-Jin personally, I think he will do a good job in this aspect.”

    You can smell his utter insincerity.

    Firstly, are there any positions in the government that are not very important or not important at all ? Secondly, are there any cabinet ministers today who are not fair and balanced in thinking and approach ?

    Compare Halimah who was only Minister of State becoming a Speaker of Parliament, this is obviously a 'demotion' for TCJ from full Minister to becoming just the Speaker of Parliament.

    CCS is just trying to sugarcoat the role as though it has suddenly become very important while in the past it was not so important just so because TCJ who is supposedly of ministerial caliber is now taking it on.
    What else do you expect kee chiu and the good PM to say? That boy scout chuan jin has fallen from grace and has been demoted?

    PAP is well-known for its tight discipline, unlike the oppies who take delight in fighting amongst themselves in public. Chuan Jin would be praised to the heavens like he is some hero, and he will go gladly as though he's really been promoted. He will likely move into some GLC role by the next GE.
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    CCS must have whispered something to LHL.

    LHL is anything but a strategist. He cares only to fill the holes. Not sure if the other DPMs were consulted. It must have been a quick decision.

    Poor TCJ.

    He is keeping to the belief that he must have been highly regarded by PM to be given the position of the Speaker of the House.
    At the very least, it offers some comfort in the belief.

    You see it in his FB. He sought for strength from God to do the role of the Speaker of the Parliament. I thought a full minister 's job is tougher. It just makes me wonder.

    "May God continue to grant me wisdom, courage and love in all that I do. However inadequate as I may be, I hope that I can fight the good fight, finish the race and keep the faith.
    And of course. My family. Words cannot express how much your continued love and support mean to me in carrying out my duties and responsibilities."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wunderfool View Post
    CCS must have whispered something to LHL.

    LHL is anything but a strategist. He cares only to fill the holes. It must have been a quick decision.

    Poor TCJ.

    He is keeping to the belief that he must have been highly regarded by PM to be given the position of the Speaker of the House.
    At the very least, it offers some comfort in the blind belief.
    Kee Chiu is happy. TCJ has always been seen as his rival in politics. Both came in at the same time, both were at least of BG rank (kee chiu is one rank higher). Now with boy scout TCJ out of the way, Kee Chiu will have his sights on Ng Chee Meng. Maybe the next speaker of parliament could be Ng Chee Meng?

    I am glad I've never been too polite to TCJ during grassroots event. I don't wish to go down with his sinking ship. Grassroots and CCC leaders who have been too friendly with boy scout are now regretting it. All that political investment down the drain. TCJ won't be leading marine parade GRC for long.

    The good ESM will be retiring soon, and TCJ is no longer a minister. MP ward needs a strong leader, not one fallen from grace.
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    It is clear that TCJ is out of the PM race.

    Just wondering what did he do or didn't do that cause him to lose his Minister's job ?

    He is a nice guy, I was told.

    But ..... nice guys are usually indecisive when faced with tough calls. The good thing is nice guys make good , fair and balanced ceremonial speakers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wunderfool View Post
    It is clear that TCJ is out of the PM race.

    Just wondering what did he do or didn't do that cause him to lose his Minister's job ?

    He is a nice guy, I was told.

    But ..... nice guys are usually indecisive when faced with tough calls. The good thing is nice guys make good , fair and balanced ceremonial speakers.
    In love or politics, nice guys finish last.

    Ah Gong was a great politician because he wasn't a nice guy. He did what was necessary to survive and thrive, both for himself and for the sinkie people.

    Time for boy scout to carry his cross.

    "May God continue to grant me wisdom, courage and love in all that I do. However inadequate as I may be, I hope that I can fight the good fight, finish the race and keep the faith.
    And of course. My family. Words cannot express how much your continued love and support mean to me in carrying out my duties and responsibilities. " - TCJ fb
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    Desmond Lee , on the other hand, is an up and rising star. The son of Lee Yock Suan, his rise to Full Minister was nothing but phenomenal. He has the backing of his father and aides. I do not know if Lee Yock Suan is related to the Lees.

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    He even looks a little like LHL.



    Quote Originally Posted by Wunderfool View Post
    Desmond Lee , on the other hand, is an up and rising star. The son of Lee Yock Suan, his rise to Full Minister was nothing but phenomenal. He has the backing of his father and aides. I do not know if Lee Yock Suan is related to the Lees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jw5 View Post
    He even looks a little like LHL.

    Bwahaahaahahaha. To double confirm, need DNA check.

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    The Speaker is the head of the legislature, one of the 3 branches of government, the others being: the executive (led by LHL), and the judiciary (CJ Sundaresh Menon). So, technically, it is not a demotion.

    It's good to see TCJ hit his potential so young.

    Quote Originally Posted by ckmpd View Post
    Minister to Speaker of Parliament is a clear demotion.

    Will we see TCJ quit politics at the next GE?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wunderfool View Post

    " We need somebody with the stature, who is open-minded, who is fair, balanced, and can command the respect of all parliamentarians. From what I know of Chuan-Jin personally, I think he will do a good job in this aspect.”
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    'We have companies, jobs, departments being outsourced and completely relocating to Manila because graduates in Manila could do their
    job for a fraction of the pay
    ''
    https://www.rappler.com/world/region...r-lee-kuan-yew

    '' Tan Chuan-Jin had strong words yesterday for those orchestrating a campaign against a planned event to celebrate Philippine independence day here.
    In a Facebook post, he called on Singaporeans to take a stand against such "repulsive" peddlers of hate ''
    http://www.asiaone.com/singapore/say...-tan-chuan-jin

    It seems a Filipino related appointment will be suitable for him
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