Photo of JY Pillay swearing in ceremony from Facebook

Dictator Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has re-appointed JY Pillay as the Chairman of the Council of Presidential Advisers (CPA) on Thursday (Sep 28). The CPA chairman role was created to restrict the Singapore President’s custodial duties, so a “rogue” President would not act without the CPA’s approval. Nonetheless, a puppet president has been appointed in office through an electoral walkover.

In his Facebook post, PM Lee Hsien Loong took efforts to mention that he was not the decision-maker behind JY Pillay’s appointment:

“The CPA’s task is to advise the President in the use of her discretionary and custodial powers. The Chairman is chosen by the President. Mr Pillay was Chairman when Dr Tony Tan was President. Now President Halimah has decided to re-appoint him Chairman.”

JY Pillay was appointed the CPA chairman in 2005, and his latest term sees him in-charge over three Presidents – SR Nathan, Tony Tan and Halimah Yacob. The former civil servant was a loyal crony of the Prime Minister’s father, Lee Kuan Yew, and now serving Lee Hsien Loong.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong sits as the Chairman of Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund company, GIC, while his wife Ho Ching sits as the CEO of Temasek Holdings. The corrupted Prime Minister put the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) under his Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) charge, and control the interest rate obligations of CPF return rates. The Singapore dictator arranged his choice of candidate, Halimah Yacob, to be “elected” President by disqualifying the other two opponent candidates last month (Sep 2017), clearing his access to the country’s national reserves and CPF funds.

In July 2017, GIC posted losses amounting to at least S$43 billion in a single year and the PM subsequently raised numerous taxes from water prices to road charges to fill in the blank.