Thursday, June 07, 2007

The UNPUBLISH NSP Press Release

Well, the title says it all! The local English papers did not carry the following NSP press release even though the Chinese Zaobao did put up a column at the bottom on one of its page.

Press Release - Responsibility and Social Repercussions of Escape of Ex-NKF Chairman Escape

Wed, Jun 06, 2007

The National Solidarity Party (NSP) shares the frustration of the public over the NKF issue which has dragged on for more than a year. The high public expectation in extracting justice ended in the incredible jaw-dropping development where Richard Yong, a key player in the NKF saga, fluidly escaped the gazes of the authorities, and fled Singapore while owing a huge sum of public money to NKF whilst being declared a bankrupt.

We are outraged over how “a matter of hours” of lapse by the authorities has practically brought down 4 decades of efforts in cultivating a public spirit of spontaneous charity. The social repercussions from a collapse of public trust in institutions meant to safeguard their social interests are simply immeasurable.

It is a total disaster when a defaulter of public funds slips through the tight law-enforcement net without undergoing the due punishment. Every such ‘success’ story emboldens more law-breakers to test the authorities, and impose further duress on the security of the nation.

The repulsive event further deteriorates what remaining sense of generosity there was in Singaporeans when the NKF incident first came to light. It also inevitably erodes public confidence in the ability of the relevant authorities to execute their duties diligently and responsibly.

The lapse is all the more lamentable considering that the defaulter had a few months earlier divested his private properties for a personal gain of $7.5million, and attempted to dodge the authorities by not reporting his whereabouts. Despite the cues, the authorities had not taken tighter precautions.

The frivolous approach of the authorities is inexplicable, considering how the authorities have the track record of freezing assets of defendants in sensitive legal cases even before their convictions.

The incident has made a complete mockery of the nation’s proclamation of good governance, further strengthening the case for the need of checks and balances, and more transparency in matters of grave social concerns.

On behalf of the indignant public, the NSP would like to know what measures the authorities are going to take to satisfactorily remedy the situation, and recoup the public’s hard-earned money donated through an innocent sense of trust. The authorities owe the public a thorough and convincing explanation for the “extraordinary” oversight.

Until the necessary justice is administered, public cynicism will gain in strength to threaten the precarious social coherence. Together with Singaporeans, the NSP is keen to see an acceptable closure to the saga, and nothing less will do.

Central Executive Council
National Solidarity Party


Anonymous said...

I find it very funny whenever NSP issued a press statement, it was not signed by anyone but simply on behalf of the CEC, it really baffled me as to why no one dared to take up the responsibility.

Goh Meng Seng said...

NSP Press release is a collective effort by a few CEC members and issued after no CEC members have any strong objections to the content.

It is a consensus that any press release issued represent the party's stand, as well as the Central Executive Committee. Therefore, it is undersigned by the CEC.

Anonymous said...

What a standard reply from Goh and I expected this maybe I should have preempted him. It's very easy to hide behind this so called "collective responsibility" so when one made mistake he can pass it around afterall the whole CEC signed on it. Unlike other political parties who dared to issue statements under their leaders like Chee S J, Chiam S T etc etc, men in NSP preferred to hide behind each others skirts under the guise of "collective responsibilty"

andreamonni said...

Dear Anonymous:

you should sign your comments before complaining on who is signing the NSP press releases.

The CEC members are well known and it's standard practice to sign as collective when is agreed to share the responsibility.

Anonymous said...

Why so special, other leaders dared to sign their official press release on behalf of their respective parties but NSP is so special, what does tht means, it simply means not a single member of NSP has enough guts to simply sign a press release let alone its leaders. You mentioned that all your leaders are well known, how well known, besides that fella who loved asking his maid to strip down to panty and bra and allowed herself to be taken pictures and finally leading to a police case, if NSP leaders hv to resort to such tactics then its very sad. Well known opposition leaders r those who don't hv to resort to such tactics and win seats on their own eg Low T K, Chiam S T and JBJ.

Anonymous said...

Going by Goh's reasoning, is NSP collectively responsible for the nonsense he posted on Sammyboy Forum ? Why was he sacked by WP then for disgracing the party on the internet if it was really a collective responsibility?

But trust GMS, he will try ways and means to twist his words here and there in order to wriggle himself out of trouble.

Anonymous said...

When GMS is finally sacked by NSP, it will be a "collective decision".


Anonymous said...

GMS, the autoplaying of the song on your blog is kinda annoying and the song, tho from a nice musical, is rather cheesy.

Anonymous said...

hey fatty, what are you doing in HK? Is your wife a honky? Why you MIA from SBF for so long? Come back leh, we all miss wacking and hantaming you. Did your NSP boss threaten to sack you if you visit SBF? Or are you engrossed in the other SBF? hehe....

Goh Meng Seng said...

For those of you who do not wish to listen to the song "Do you hear the people sing?" from Les Miserables, you could stop it from playing by clicking on the stop bottom on the real player situated at the left column under "Latest News"

Goh Meng Seng

Anonymous said...

Hi GMS, is your wife chio or not, why not post some of her pics here for bros to share, I'm sure it will increase your readership by 200% !!