Disgraced Singapore President Halimah Yacob delivered a hypocritical speech waxing lyrical about public service at a government scholarship award ceremony yesterday (Aug 16). The corrupted President who won her election through election fixing shamelessly told scholarship recipients that they should serve the country as she does:
“As future leaders, President’s Scholars have the responsibility to lead fellow Singaporeans in introducing innovative solutions and implementing practical policies to tackle tomorrow’s challenges. To do this, you must remain closely connected to the ground, and serve with dedication and humility. The Public Service can only succeed if it is built on trust; trust that public officers will uphold Singapore’s best interests. We must serve with empathy, and put the needs of others before ourselves.”
Halimah Yacob was made President after Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong ordered the Election Department to disqualify her two other opponent contestants, through legal corruption means.
This year’s government scholarship is again awarded to students with privileged family background, with a bulk coming from elite schools like Raffles Institution, and a family lineage of army officers.
The government scholars are expected to join the ruling party PAP after their overseas studies in Ivy League universities like Yale. Most government ministers and MPs are all former scholarship holders, with their entire career in the civil service or military organisations.
Minister Chan Chun Sing, a military general with zero working experience, was appointed the Trade Minister even when he knows next to nothing about economics. Former Minister Tan Chuan Jin, another former military general, was made Labour Minister when he does not understand the employment conditions in Singapore. Another “4G” Minister who was also a former army general, Ng Chee Meng, was made the Education Minister and the government union chief even when he is inexperienced with labour laws and never been in a teaching position before.