Wednesday, February 29, 2012

20120301 Depth to All Inclusive 1 - Purpose of Public Policy

20120301 Depth to All Inclusive 1 - Purpose of Public Policy
http://bettersingapore.blogspot.com/2012/02/20120301-depth-to-all-inclusive-1.html



Concisely

It is heartening to see our Finance Minister presenting a budget of All Inclusive. 


This is a work just starting
Starting to correct wrong, fundamentally wrong policy
that harmed our competitiveness


We have to be supportive, even we are impatient.
Even we are impatient because we know the harm is too deep into our survival, very basic survival.


We have to provide good ideas, than just saying this cannot, this must cut.
May this be the first of a series - 20120301 Depth to All Inclusive 1 - Purpose of Public Policy



It is heartening to see our Finance Minister presenting a budget of All Inclusive.
This is ALL inclusive, is a significant step of commitment.
ALL inclusive is beyond inclusive, some inclusive, very inclusive.


It is the fundamental of all Public Policies, improving the life of people, his people, all his people, i.e. Singaporeans.
Any investment, including inviting migrants, must improve the life, ability of Singaporeans.
If it does not, then no matter who said it, how eloquent in saying it, it is harmful.
Can harmful decision, policies be not wrong?


It is by reducing cost of operations, that we, as an export dependent economy will thrive.
It is by investing in cultivating Singaporeans to be stronger, better able, that Singapore will be a better place.
We will then attract best caliber talent around the world for less.


This is written in 2006 04 08 and hand delivered to His Excellency Lee Kuan Yew when decadence industries like Crazy Horse, Casinos are the ONLY two major initiatives to help Singapore economy. 


It is entitled:


Beginning or Ending

.....  Experience definitely tell you to be efficient in every doing
Rally every bit you have and not buy the best with all you have

Good men will come to you for lesser if you are good
While those not so good will come to you ask for everything better

Your greatest value, to the world
is you do more, better, faster with less

then the world will pay you your worth
Even Billions will be a small rewards
However, we know Singapore succeeded because of a team, a strong team, not one lone Champion.
It is heartening that Members of Parliament, especially the governing party are now proposing to reduce land cost, etc to keep our SME survive.

It is when we are competitive, our leaders can be collecting billions, instead of millions.
Then Singapore will be a blissful nation to live in.
Because they can provide good solutions to the world, not from tax payer's labors.
Salary reviewed is not needed, because our MP knows if they do great to the nation, they will be needed by even by Rockerfeller, Rothchilds.....

Otherwise, by artificially window dress GDP, we will perish.

It is not just SME, but also MNC, even Casino that will leave if our cost is too high, said the leader of International Chamber.


i wrote him the following.

20111026 Hold Not Singapore Government to Ransom

This is a work just starting
Starting to correct wrong, fundamentally wrong policy
that harmed our competitiveness

We have to be supportive, even we are impatient.
We have to provide good ideas, than just saying this cannot, this must cut.


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

20120222 华社如何积极优化新加坡社会

20120222 华社如何积极优化新加坡社会
特别致谢南洋艺术学院朱添寿院长到几乎全是乐龄人士的福建会馆合唱团探访。
http://bettersingapore.blogspot.com/2012/02/20120222.html

Previous Writing for Education Minister on how to be more effective in Moral Education is a recommended reading
20111029 Drop the Old Feeble Moral Education - Lively Effective way is here
http://bettersingapore.blogspot.com/2011/10/20111029-drop-feeble-old-moral.html


当新加坡引进颓废文化、赌场经济,社会、家庭、人民受到必然的伤害。
认为放宽尺度,就能推动经济的想法不是幼稚的。
因为很多成人,甚至国家领导会有这想法。

但这想法是没有根据的, 很多人,就是用了没有根据的想法而一败涂地。

首当其冲的“颠马”, 马还没跑上轨道,就关门大吉。
这证明了颓废、放荡不是经济的必然动力。

所以,李光耀先生的智慧就在李光耀公共政策学院的两个入口高高县挂。

“你如果要实现你的目标和梦想,就不能没有纪律”

华人社会特别注重对自身的文化、团体、长辈的尊重。
这不是每个华人都能够达到。
但就是因为很多华人达不到,造成的伤害非常大,所以华人社会才特别注重 。

当社会、家庭开始遇到问题,经济的,关系的,华社不但大力组织文化活动,很多受华文教育的人,特别是乐龄人士,积极参与。
而仔细观察,他们虽然不是唱红歌,但都是歌颂国家、大自然、奋斗、老师、友情的歌。
鼓励人向上向善的歌、舞。
不断在会馆、会堂、社区表演。

这些活动, 当然比鼓励人在失败时不要气馁,的  “要拼才会赢” 更胜一筹。
这绝不是异想天开的 “只有上,不会下”
唱 “只有上,不会下” 的人当然无法面对人生的起和落。

这就是中华文化的特质。
最接近的西方歌曲我只想到赞扬自己胆识的 ”My Way"
但这是一个人在生命尽头, 谢幕前的悲歌。

中华文化虽然是古老文明之一。
但是古老文明中第一个复兴。

中华文化之所以能复兴在于它的精神。
其精神对于一个社会的和谐进步是非常有建设性的。
特别是在危机时,是社会稳定的基石。
是严重创伤后的救命的灵丹。

新加坡华社就善用这精神,帮助新加坡的人民, 帮助中国移民学英语不在话下。

这令我想到纳丹前总统,常用毛笔写”道“
他也坦白记录他官途浮沉中才认识到谁是真的朋友,谁会落井下石。
他也委任提名他当总统的詹道存教授当总统顾问。

虽然我受西方教育、学习西方科技大有收益。
但要社会和谐,推广中华文化的精髓对文明社会的进步有极大的贡献。

重复一下:

华人社会特别注重对自身的文化、国家、团体、长辈的尊重。
这不是每个华人都能够达到。
但就是因为很多华人达不到,造成的伤害非常大,所以华人社会才特别注重 。
治理新加坡的社会、国家领导必要深思、慎思。











Friday, February 3, 2012

20120204 All 3 Sources of Trouble created by Ministers' Salary Review (MSR)

20120204 ALL 3 Sources of Trouble from Ministers' Salary Review MSR
http://bettersingapore.blogspot.com/2012/02/20120204-all-3-sources-of-trouble.html



The salary review committee made a great effort to review the salary of Singapore's President, Ministers, MP.
http://reviewcommittee2011.sg/2012/01/04/press-release/

After its released for one months, diverse opinions were set.
3 key sources of big troubles this created are not pointed out.

A - Awareness 
The salary was reviewed drastically downward, after election.
But this happened immediately after a major increased just before the election.
This demonstrated a stark lack of awareness of the condition of the society these elected has been governing for decades.
Without awaress of the real situation of the nation, they think the society is great, they deserved rewards.
Without awareness of the reality, can they really govern?

L - Logic
The pay of President is now lower than the Prime Minister
This showed that before the election, the government did not aware who hold a higher responsibility.
Without logic, can actions not be wrong, dangerous, fatal.
Without awareness of reality, as reality is so complex, therefore it is excusable.
Without logic in even analyzing self, what can the outcome be?

L - Legality
The committee to review the salary is appointed by those who are to be reviewed.
If Singapore Airline Pilots appoint a committee to review their pay, and asked SIA to comply to the recommendation.
Can Court of Appeal throw their appeal out?
What will happen to SIA?
The leaders set a precedence that open a flood gate for everyone, especially trouble makers. to create trouble for all corporations, bosses.

This is a bigger danger than organizations not allowed for political activities are endorsing, supporting openly Presidential candidate.

All in all, without Awareness, Logic, Legality, it merely demonstrated the the ability of leaders.
Ministers' Salary Review (MSR) merely escalated miseries for nation, for people, for ministers' remainder life.

To save Ministers' remainder service life, the immediate solutions now are three.
1. To throw the recommendation out, otherwise, every employee, from Army General, Pilot to road sweeper, can duplicate this process.
2. To ask members to voluntarily lower their pay, to lower than the the committee recommended - otherwise, there is no credibility of their standing.
3. To review, internally, who propose this method, what did the Law Minister stand on this matter - otherwise, when this method start to be duplicated, no one can stop the fire from spreading.

This blog is published before seeking PM clearance, because this is an effort stopping Singapore from worsening, destruction.