Thursday, March 5, 2015
Chia Yong Yong: From "lean left till nothing left" to "CPF is our money"
If this go viral it will be shorten to, "lean left till nothing is left"
I had warned about this in a post yesterday too.
But I fear all is lost because her in now shorthand, "CPF is not your money" will eclipse the other catch phrase.
Look, even the PM had chosen to quote her on CPF as "our money".
I don't know who advises the PM on communication. Often I found him making poor choices in timing and words.
I told myself, this is so silly. This is your left leaning budget and you seem to be coming across as reluctant. As if we had forced your hand. So you are at the end of the day only interested in being PM than doing what is good for this little country? Your PAP is more important than Singapore? This perception is very damaging to your party. People will stop trusting you and only do so because there is no choice. Given time, alternatives will appear. You must be wanted than be forced on the voters. If you do not agree with us, you must champion your views until you succeed or resign if you fail. A leader must act by his convictions not just by what the voters want. You would be reduced to a waiter in a restaurant.
Mr. PM, few people would bother to spend the 18 minutes to listen to Chia Yong Yong. You ought to know better that your message would be misunderstood. The resources needed to correct a mis-perception is simply not worth it and often unsuccessful.
Chia Yong Yong's speech.
Posted by PengYou at 10:17 AM