Thursday, July 06, 2017

TOTD: Oxley Temple Saga - PAP, why?

Thought of the Day - PAP, why?

Many people have been "misled" in this Oxley saga that it is a "Private" matter but apparently, it is not.

The WHOLE Cabinet of PAP Ministers wanted the Oxley House to be preserved and no compromise on just having a garden, why?

While PM Lee and his siblings LHY and LWL may have called for a "cease fire" and wanted to "solve the issue in private", but to me, this issue cannot be solved without looking hard at what these PAP Ministers want.

First of all, why did the FIRST Will of LKY signed in Aug 2011 stated so clearly that he wanted the house to be demolished immediately after his death? This was done right after the 21 Jul 2011 Cabinet Meeting which he was "invited" (I would refrain from using "summon") to the Cabinet to "discuss" about the fate of the Oxley House.

It is in my view that this is part of PAP's reactions and "strategy" to cope with the bad GE result in May 2011. PAP has never been so "enthusiastic" about "Heritage Preservation". It has demolished quite a lot of important landmarks in Singapore without much consultation or even winking. These includes the National Theater (I doubt many younger generations know what it is!), National Central Library etc.

But why LKY's Oxley house suddenly become so important for them? It is only about PAP's history and not much of value as a "National Heritage".

Thus, it is my view that PAP has its own self vested interests in mind, in a direct response to the dwindling popularity of its rule. Someone must have come up with the brilliant idea that LKY's political capital, embedded in the Holy Temple of Oxley, could help PAP in retaining its perpetual rule! Thus, this is the reason why that Cabinet meeting was called and basically telling LKY that they need to preserve his Oxley house to create his temple.

LKY, though throughout his life, he has been no short of a dictator, didn't like the idea. He knew that his system of rule could only be sustainable with good people as "benevolent dictators" but apparently, this is almost impossible to get in real life. He didn't want his name to be linked to any foreseeable failure of PAP's dictatorial rule in future, or even become the political milking machine for these incompetent PAP Ministers who cannot even hold their own fort and ground without depending on him, as a dead man!

Thus, he decided to add that demolition clause into his First Will, right after that Cabinet Meeting. This is the response he made against these PAP Minions.

Thus, Singaporeans must really understand the FULL Context of this Oxley saga. I am rather worried to see some people being "indifferent" or even "supportive" of setting this Oxley Political Temple of PAP! People have been mistaken this issue as some "National Interest" but there is absolutely no "National Interest" in it, only PAP's interests of perpetual rule!

In fact, the REAL National Interest is to prevent the PAP from creating the Oxley Political Temple, making use of LKY as the idolized God in it. It is in National Interest to prevent ANYONE from continuously milking a dead man for political capital to sustain his rule.

Although I am not a fan of LKY but I guess on this point, I have to agree with his decision.

This is especially true that after PAP has tasted "success" in milking a dead LKY for all his possible political capital in GE 2015, right after his death and achieving an exceptional result of 70% in the polls, PAP's minions will definitely be more determined to use all means to preserve the house and turn it into a permanent Oxley Temple for them to milk the dead man indefinitely! They would even threaten to say, with total disrespect and disgraceful that they have the power to over write LKY's last wish through forceful land acquisition or gazetting that house!

This shows how desperate they are in wanting to create that Oxley Temple for their own political interests! But they just want to be seen "nice" and this is the only reason why they didn't act straight away. They are just trying to have the cake and eat it as well.

Thus, having this true context in mind, would you expect the Lee family could possibly settle this issue amicably in private? The answer is NO. Whether we like it or not, it is PAP's political will at play and it will become a "National Issue", no matter what superficial agreement could be reached between PM Lee and his siblings.

Many people cannot see the point why LHY and LWL had accused LHL and his wife of having this intention of making use of their father's name for "Dynastic Rule" because they do not see the whole context of this Oxley saga.

If you understand the full context why, in the first place, PAP has insisted of turning Oxley house into a Political Temple and why LKY resisted, you will understand why LHY and LWL would see LHL's anger and objection to the demolition plus attempts made to preserve the house, even to "rewrite" their father's history to achieve that, as an attempt to get his son to become a successor in future.

This is because, in LHY's and LWL's perspective, if LHL and wife didn't have that intention, why would he be so assertive and even emotional in wanting the house to be preserved as a "Heritage Site"? In LHY's and LWL's view, if LHL has nothing to gain from it, why would he be so anxious about the intended demolition of the house?

I would urge all Singaporeans to oppose PAP's intention of turning this Oxley house into PAP's Political Temple. It is LKY's foresight in not having it and I must admit, this time round, he got it right.

LKY knew that his system of political rule is not sustainable and it should be abused, definitely not in his name. He was prepared to subject PAP to a more democratic system after what he saw the true colors of his PAP Ministers, after that Jul 2011 Cabinet meeting.

We will just have to trust his political judgement for one last time and oppose this blatant attempt of PAP creating that Oxley Temple.

Goh Meng Seng


Anonymous said...

If the Sinkie opposition had been stronger like those in Malaysia, this situation might not have arise.

So Sinkie opposition, Goh Meng Seng included, please buck up. Or at least be stronger than you were in 2015. Don't just be like a blogger. Anybody can be a blogger.

Anonymous said...

Many people failed to learn from the story of Moses( fake teachers in the local Sunday temples all over lah - and under/subservient to the control of the supreme Temple in the land mainly).

Two parts to failure in entering the "promise land"

1) An upright leader who broke the laws himself
2) a people who yearn to be slaves/beholden/labourers of pharaoh or his promise of the "good life"

1 leads to dictatorship because no one can guarantee who is the next and more stupid and evil leader
2 in a democracy, sanity flies out the window( like holding treats before dogs - most dogs would not respond to owners when treats are offered to their faces)

1+2 = you shall surely DIE


Anonymous said...

Correction - no one can guarantee what kind of a leader will appear next - like a much lacking son with zero vision except the vision he sees on his face in the mirror - awkward smile

Anonymous said...

When Ah Kong was alive all kwai kwai to be sure as not to be cut off inheritance.

Now inheritance do not satisfy some and we saw the worse in humanity. Pendulum sloshing from sides to sides vigorously that it made an impression it may actually break the ride. Putting themselves on display in social media. We saw some men's dream as another man's sanity.

Digging to the bottom to the bewildering and upsets it all boils down to money and power.

It could well mean that we are at the moment the worlds best money-faces.

Cruel and difficult especially it came from people who has fame and money. There is no way that they can be made to pay for their sin. Their blinkered stupidity has made us thrown into a state of 'depending who you are you may even get away even with xxxxx' despair.

These are probably true !!!!! Obnoxious always pushing their own agenda instead of feeling for the poverty-stricken. What a waste of their lives.

Anonymous said...

Pitiful. Investment that went wrong. Paid 24 million or 36 million plus all the cooling

measures ABSD unless special privilege. Fate of san pa unknown. How not to be upsetting?

Anonymous said...

*ABSD unless special privilege*

If one can line the state's pockets with billions of dollars from ABSD why should they let rule go?

Its crystal clear that when making laws to collect money its overnight.

But in changing back laws to release monies back to the people facts are twisted and it might takes years or never happen at all.

Paid millions - get monkeys who are in possession of the rules.
Pay peanuts - get ?????
Oppos paid nothing - we get ?????