Home News Featured News "Singaporeans are the biggest fools for enabling the PAP" - Kenneth Jeyaretnam

“Singaporeans are the biggest fools for enabling the PAP” – Kenneth Jeyaretnam

The reform party chief says the PAP have become so arrogant that they believe normal checks and balances and conflict of interest rules do not apply to them anymore




- Advertisement -

Reform Party chief Kenneth Jeyaretnam blasted Singaporeans for “enabling” the ruling People’s Action Party.

Asserting that “nothing is going to change at the next election,” the opposition leader called citizens “the biggest fools” for keeping the “arrogant” ruling party in power.

Jeyaretnam made these comments on Monday (4 March) on Facebook as he linked a news article covering Chan Chun Sing’s comments on possible conflict of interest in the appointment of Singapore’s new Auditor-General.

Last week, Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing confirmed that the Government is aware of the relationship between Singapore’s new Auditor-General Goh Soon Poh and her spouse, Senior Minister of State Heng Chee How.

- Advertisement -

He, however, asserted that there is no conflict of interest in Ms Goh’s appointment since she is not a political office holder.

Linking an article by AsiaOne that covered Chan’s comments, Jeyaretnam wrote on Facebook: “The PAP have become so arrogant after 60 years in power that they believe normal checks and balances and conflict of interest rules don’t apply to them.

“The same set of self-serving hypocrites drunk on entitlement because of the belief that they are the best stay in power forever. And Singaporeans are the biggest fools for enabling them. Nothing is going to change at the next election!”

Jeyaretnam’s comments bring his remarks at the conclusion of the 2015 General Election to mind. He told the press, as the election results poured in: “Singaporeans get the government they deserve, so I don’t want to hear any more complaints.”

Kenneth Jeyaretnam is the eldest son of late veteran opposition politician J. B. Jeyaretnam, who was the first opposition member ever to be elected to Singapore’s Parliament.

A Double First Class graduate from the prestigious University of Cambridge, Jeyaretnam began an active role in politics after his father’s demise in 2008. In 2009, he joined his late father’s Reform Party and became the party’s secretary-general thereafter.

Jeyaretnam contested both the 2011 and 2015 General Elections but lost to the incumbents from the ruling party in both elections. Read his latest post here:



Send in your scoop to news@theindependent.sg 

- Advertisement -

Almost 8 out of 10 vote PN can’t survive GE 15 without UMNO

Almost eight out of 10 respondents on a Twitter survey voted that Bersatu will not survive GE-15 without UMNO, according to BFM radio survey held this morning (22/2/2021) during its Morning Run programme. Of the 206 voters (respondents) in the final countdown,...

Foodpanda rider called “Blur Sotong” by netizen

Singapore — A Foodpanda rider shared his unfortunate experience with a customer. He took to Facebook on Saturday morning (Feb 20), sharing screenshots of the conversation. Posted by Chan Okada SJ on Friday, 19 February 2021 The rider shared that the customer had asked...

Journalist claims Karen Mok is the only woman Stephen Chow has ever thought of marrying

Hong Kong -- Last year, comedian Stephen Chow's public and ugly legal battle with his former girlfriend over their finances gave a rare peek into the personal life of the fiercely private 58-year-old. It was reported that out of all the women...

Send in your scoop to news@theindependent.sg