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Asshole Doctor Koh says elite students will melt without aircon

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  1. Rogue Trader

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    Dr Koh heats up air-con debate

    By Tessa Wong My Paper
    Friday , Feb 07 , 2014

    Telling schools to cut down on air-conditioned classrooms is akin to "removing air-conditioning in A-class (hospital) wards to keep the C-class patients less envious", said Dr Koh Poh Koon.

    The former PAP candidate for Punggol East was criticising the recent Education Ministry directive to schools with air-conditioned classrooms to install fans and use air-con only when necessary.

    Writing on his Facebook page, Dr Koh said: "Instead of making it comfortable for all students, we have decided to make it equally uncomfortable for everyone... We must not be tempted to ensure equality in society by pulling down those at the top."

    He added: "I hope we will...not be populist in our policies."

    Speaking later to MyPaper, Dr Koh clarified that he had nothing against reducing air-con usage in schools if it was meant to save energy. But if the intent was about "making it a so-called level playing field, then it's really creating equal misery".

    The former student of the now-defunct MacRitchie Primary School, Maris Stella High School and Hwa Chong Junior College pointed out that many public places like libraries, as well as buses, are air-conditioned, as are many homes.

    "So should most Singaporeans not use air-con too?" he asked.

    By using air-con as a signifier of elitism, "we are equating it with outward materialism and opulence. But I don't need air-con to be a snob. Elitism is a mindset."

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    At times the PAP dogs speaks some sense but that is probably to get you on their side. Once you take the bait, then they will reel you in.:rolleyes:
     
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    This cheebye kia is showing his elitist tail again. First, he defends his BMW by saying all Singaporeans got cars. Now he says students cannot survive without air-con. He has not only conveniently forgotten his own roots, but has repeatedly insulted the very people who share his humble origins.

    More words like these and there will be a revolution. He'll meet the fate of Marie Antoinette. In any case, his political career is putus, finito.
     
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    Talking about shooting yourself in the ass, errr I meant foot.
     
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    Pap really doesn't get it. The days of impressing the electorate by being a qualified professional is long gone.. This fucker is a walking PR disaster. He should stick his head in to the next orifice he's examining.
     
  6. zhihau

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    he might get high and start liking it! :eek::eek::eek:
     
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    only if there's aircon installed in there :D:D
     
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    that actually shows he is not elite as many of his worshipped elite ang mohs hate air con and love the sun
     
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    He is saying only 'elite' students are entitled to air-con.

    Students in neighbourhood schools? He has no time for them la.
     
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    his body left outside of the orifice, also in aircon, sudah lah...
     
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    Disagree with both KPK and MOE. Students never needed aircon classrooms in the first place. We oldies (as old as KPK) never went through aircon rooms.

    MOE is worse, "kei kiang" started the concept of aircon classrooms and now tells schools not to use them.
     
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    School classrooms should not have aircons. All you need is proper ventilation design and roof/ceiling heat dissipation. Go take a look at how the British colonial buildings were designed.

    University students who sit inside lecture theatres know that you need to go outside from time to time for some warm moist air to keep yourselves comfortable.

    By all means, keep the auditorium, computer labs, music room and (some) science labs air-conditioned, but spare the classrooms.
     
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    Dr Koh Poh Koon, you have joined the wrong party.
     
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    Political career finished? Didn't stop him from scoring points at the opening of the Rivervale Plaza. ;)


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    lianbeng replies: what u expect from a colo-rectal specialist who only specialized in looking at people's karchng? :D
     
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    how about sticking it below water line of certain vessel!:eek:
     
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    He'll be back.

    Those who were never in but tried and failed, are usually given a second chance. Examples include MBT, HCH, Seetoh YP, Kenneth Chen.......

    Unfortunately, those who were in but lost, seldom get a lookin again. Examples include Seet Ai Mee, and probably the whole of Aljunied gang.
     
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    I'm sure when they decided to install aircons many building contractors, government procurers and aircon suppliers reaped a windfall.

    Huat ahhh!
     
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    Actually. Ceiling fan is powerful and good enough.

    Last time during BMT, the bunk's ceiling fan was good enough to cool the entire room even on sweltering days.

    It was our godsend, after training.
     
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    I sense in the next GE, this asshole doctor would be given a ticket to Parliament via the backdoor by putting him in a GRC helmed by a bigwig Minister..
     

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