COMMENT: Why master of the moment Low Thia Khiang is stepping down

P N Balji
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  • S
    Shine
    "gambler" used in the second sentence of second paragraph is hardly an appropriate word to use. Perhaps alternative words like 'tactician' or 'strategist' might have been even better choices.........?
  • L
    LKY is great, but LHL is not LKY
    Enough is enough....
    He properly need some time for his family..
    Thank you, Mr Low... Cheer...
    谢谢你为新家坡人民的付出。。
  • 小Lee飞刀
    LHL will never be like LTK fully step down. LHL step down just a name, give himself a post senior Minister to control the new PM.
  • m
    mingsun
    Hi,
    We must ask ourselves this two very important questions: Is Singapore looking bright under the PAP ruling? Are we heading the right direction under the same group of elites whom have sold our NOL cheaply, retrench our SPH staff, merge the JCs and secondary schools, hike the water tariff 30%, lost at least US$43 billion from just the UBS share alone (not inclusive of others)...
    Frankly speaking, I keep mum about the CPF top-ups by the youngsters and the retirees because if I attack this scheme, I and my wife may not get back what we should have got back at the age of 55. This is a very sensitive issue and I won't get into it!
    Even I speak up, so what? Can I save the rest of the 70% whom are the die-hard fans of the PAP? We might as well save ourselves while still can, the rest are on their own!
  • 小Lee飞刀
    LTK step down just give way to young leaders to display their talents to serve WP n SG. Not in a way to gamble his luck for some reason for himself.
  • m
    mingsun
    Hi Sebastian,
    I don't know how good the CPF system is, I'm only interested in my hard-earned money for my retirement fund! If you want to know how I come about the UBS losses, please do a calculation of the no. of shares and the share price they bought in in 2008; after which they bought in share split/bonus. Then they sold at how much? Ask them lah since the GIC did't want to account for the losses!
    I want my CPF back, what's wrong? If the top-ups is stop, how can people nearer to the age of 55 get back the fund? I don't believe the PAP has the fund to pay back! If not, ask them to account lo! Fair right?!
  • P
    PinkyTheClown
    You blame him for the town council handover? It only shows how ruthless the govt can be to deter oppositions from entering parliament by such shameless tactics. And the white leader does not even want to step down and waiting to groom a seat warmer and son. What a shame!
  • M
    May
    FAMILEE CONNECTION$
    - How They Came To Be (Where They Are Today) -

    Powerful and Influencial Figure
    Little known Kwa Siew Tee (柯守智), Kwa Geok Choo's (LKY wife) father was immensely rich and one of the most powerful man in Singapore. He had been appointed the Municipal Commissioner in 1947, and Public Service Commissioner in 1953. Both are extremely powerful position and in theory, held the power to appoint and dismiss top civil servants.

    Forex Trader
    Kwa was a senior bankster in OCBC doing things related to forex trading. Banksters do not produce anything, they simply feed on productive host economy. Wonder PAP's perpetual policy to increase asset price screwing the working class, is due to all these bankster relative.

    Inter-marriage between powerful families
    Kwa Siew Tee's wife Wee Yew Neo, is daughter of Wee Theam Seng, a senior OCBC Bankster.
    Kwa Siew Tee's brother-in-law is Tan Chin Tuan, who married Helen Wee, another daughter of Wee Theam Seng.

    OCBC Alumni
    OCBC influences on Singapore are comparable to Goldman Sachs on USA. A large disproportional number of powerful office holders are connected to OCBC. To name a few below.

    Lee Kuan Yew PM
    - father-in-law OCBC senior bankster

    Yong Pung How Chief Justice
    - 1976-1982 work in OCBC

    Teo Chee Hean Deputy PM
    - father Teo Cheng Guan OCBC chairman 1989-1991

    Tony Tan Deputy PM
    - family is one of OCBC founders

    2nd Generation Kwa, many illustrious figures
    2 out of 3 survivng sons of Kwa Siew Tee hold perm sec position and many of important appointments. One of the son-in-law was made minister in LKY's cabinet. The 3rd generation are less prominent in public office but do not under-estimate their hidden wealth and influences.

    Sons

    Kwa Soon Hock 柯顺福
    -Died Young

    Kwa Soon Lock 柯顺禄
    -Killed by Japanese

    Kwa Soon Siew 柯顺寿
    - no info

    Kwa Soon Chuan 柯顺全
    -Perm Sec and many other top appointments

    Kwa Soon Bee 柯顺美
    -Perm Sec and many other top appointments

    Daughters

    Kwa Geok Neo 柯玉娘
    -

    Kwa Geok Lan 柯玉兰
    - married Yong Nyuk Lin 杨玉麟 who later became minister of various ministries

    Kwa Geok Choo 柯玉芝
    - married LKY, PM of Singapore

    Kwa Geok Lian 柯玉莲
    - married Earnest Lau, a school principal

    Kwa Geok Eng 柯玉英
    - no info

    Kwa's family and LKY road to power
    Without the Kwa family network of powerful families, it is questionable whether LKY can emerge as the leader of PAP in 1950s given then, there are many other extremely capable and charismatic leaders in the party. The nexus of Kwa family probably also helped LKY to win the trust of British, which handed over to him the control of security apparatus. That is the key LKY is able arrest his political opponents.

    Source:
    http://veritas-lux.blogspot.com/2011/06/patriarch-kwa-geok-choos-father.html
    Year 1932, GROUP PHOTOGRAPH OF FOUNDING OF OCBC SHOWING: FRONT ROW: KHOO SOO HONG (SECOND FROM LEFT), TAN CHIN TUAN (FOURTH FROM LEFT), YEO...
    Year 1932, GROUP PHOTOGRAPH OF FOUNDING OF OCBC SHOWING: FRONT ROW: KHOO SOO HONG (SECOND FROM LEFT), TAN CHIN TUAN (FOURTH FROM LEFT), YEO...
    veritas-lux.blogspot.com
  • t
    thethethe
    Luckily, WP inside there do not have those such as " KeeChiu Talent "
    We can see PAP inside got lot of worm anyhow asking peoples to KeeChiu.
  • C
    Choong
    From the time of LKY till now THEY NEVER WANT ANY OPPOSITION. LKY will sacrifice any friends and relatives just to stop the opposition - JAILED THEM AND LOCKED THEM UP WITHOUT TRIAL. It is a ruthless ruling party. It is through perseverance and hardwork and great leadership of Low Thia Khiang that they managed to defeat the PAP's heavy weight in GRC Aljunied ( a real great feat as the GRC is arranged as a ploy by the PAP to stop the opposition from winning it - it was openly admitted by GCT.