16 statistics to support Lim Tean’s call to finish off the PAP!

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Support Dr Tan Cheng Bok and Lim Tean’s political party, for the sake of our future generations!

I refer to Lim Tean’s facebook post (Aug 12) – “Let’s Remind The PAP That Possession Of Their Office Is A Leasehold And Not A Freehold

Chan Chun Sing said last night at the Tanjong Pagar National Day dinner that the PAP has plans to improve the lives of Singaporeans over the next 50-100 years. Let’s remind him at the next GE that the PAP’s lease on Office is up!”

Lim Tean is absolutely right!

Let’s look at the numbers to see how the lives of Singaporeans have improved:

… “Taiwan’s ‘hospital beds ratio’ 3x S’pore’s?” (Aug 9)

… Gini coefficient increased from 0.46 to 0.48 between 1981 and 2014

… Ministers’ earnings in his tenure as a politician – $70 million?

… $130 million in ComCare to 83,000 beneficiaries – average assistance $131 monthly per beneficiary?

… Cleaners’ basic monthly salary $1,100, including employee’s CPF

… most expensive city in the world for the 5th consecutive year (The Economist)

… 886,300 (39% of total resident labour force) with take-home pay typically less than $2,000 (gross monthly income less than $2,500 including employee CPF contribution) or were unemployed in June 2017

… junior Minister’s starting salary $1.1 million, permanent secretary’s starting salary $1.7 million

… Press Freedom Ranking 151st

… Britain’s social expenditure (20% of its GDP in 2016); Finland (31%); France (32%); South Korea (10%) – Singapore is the lowest among the countries cited

… total no. of hospital beds dropped from 11,936 in 2001 to 11,394 in 2011 – no. of hospital admissions increased from 384,054 to 469,445 – medical tourists increased to 850,000 a year – population increased by 1.1 million

… “The poor are better off now?” (Aug 8)

… “Building ahead of demand” for airport, but “nothing” for healthcare?” (Aug 4)

… “Why is Temasek’s CEO’s remuneration a state secret?‘ (Aug 3)

… “NTUC is the biggest joke in town? Just look at the statistics?” (Aug 2)

… “Elderly sick rather die than burden their families financially?” (Jul 31)

Majulah Singapura!

Leong Sze Hian

About the Author

Leong
Leong Sze Hian has served as president of 4 professional bodies, honorary consul of 2 countries, an alumnus of Harvard University, authored 4 books, quoted over 1500 times in the media , has been a radio talkshow host, a newspaper daily columnist, Wharton Fellow, SEACeM Fellow, columnist for theonlinecitizen and Malaysiakini, executive producer of Ilo Ilo (40 international awards), invited to speak more than 200 times in over 30 countries, CIFA advisory board member, founding advisor to the Financial Planning Associations of Indonesia and Brunei. He has 3 Masters, 2 Bachelors degrees and 13 professional  qualifications.