Tuesday, May 21, 2013

20130521 AIM to Destruct Obstruct Construct

20130521 AIM to Destruct, Obstruct, Construct

Our public housing was a great success. 
One of the noted champion is Dr Liu Thai Ker.

In a recent seminar on our public housing success held at National Development Ministry, he emphasized the importance of town council under the HDB. 
Town council run by HDB, not only there is a single entity,  competent entity, devoted to serve the residents, town council also provided best feedback on the defects, improvement, new needs for HDB planners and designers. 

A single entity fully accountable to the people, a single competent entity that is responsible, a single entity that ensure a monopoly of public housing is functioning effectively, efficiently, economically favorable.

However, after the first generation leaders stepped down, we lost our focus, everything that bring to our success were replaced.

Public housing become an asset for profiting.
This failed to serve us, many Singaporeans cannot afford a flat.
So another short circuited solution - rental.
I have to explained to Mah why rental is a more costly solution. 
Mah stepped down, we have a new minister.

20110417 Help Mah to Save Singapore - 1 Reasons behind Housing Policies

Another costly mistake surfaced.
Town Council run by Member of Parliament is costly.
We need the technical competency as Dr Liu pointed out.
We really cannot afford incompetent party running technical stuff.

Many MP suffered, including PM Goh Chok Tong Marine Parade lift upgrade took so long, cost so much. 

Previous Minister MND Mah approach such as Maximize Migrants, may make developers, MND showed good results, but cost the career of Transport Minister.

Current Minister MND Khaw need to be as smart.
Standing on a costly, ineffective Town Council policy can be deadly.

It is easy to point finger at others, but Khaw must realize the bomb is actually within the whole construction/property industry - his industry.
If a vendor can terminate service based on change of client management.
If a software that is paid by client to develop, can be withheld from client.
What about the data, civil and mechanical modification, who ensured they are updated? 
Can they be withheld from the client?

This is no longer about the cost, the money.
This is not even about the ownership!
This is about the basic, essential function!

There are many high flying officers, because they do what the boss asked.
However, we must realize the boss never make mistakes.

When there is a success, the boss will claim it is his idea.
It is very easy to see if something go wrong, go really wrong !

"This issue has been deliberated over a period of several months in Cabinet and decided by PM Goh and cabinet. The policy has been continued by PM Lee and his cabinet. We have made significant investments in time and resources. We have to get the most out of what we have put in."

PM Goh is a very nice person. 
When George Yeo was defeated, the ex-PM said: why you vote him out, he brought Casinos to Singapore !

What is obstruction is quite clear to everyone, white or colorful.
What is a destruction is now clear.
Who ever bring about destruction is removed.
How to construct depend on Minister Khaw

Minister Khaw read Romance of Three Kingdom a lot.
He certainly is smarter than Mah, George, Goh....
As a minister, he certainly cannot follow the act of Tanjong Pagar MPs when White Paper call for a vote (All members including LKY did not vote, except Minister Chan Chun Seng.)

Population Policy White paper eventually deleted the word "Policy"
Town Council will remain "Political"?

one last note:
Did policy makers consult our veterans who brought us success, great success?
Did Gillian Goh consulted Dr Liu to write Population Policy White Paper?
Did PM Lee consider infrastructure, jobs when he plan population?
Did M MND consult President of Strata Title Board ? 

Every trouble we face we have resolved before.
Every trouble we created today, we have rejected it before.
Youth Olympic is a smaller game compare when our society is well developed.
SEA game has HDB supported with new Toa Payoh point blocks to proudly present to the world our public housing.
Youth Olympic exceeded budget because of short sighted government, short circuited solutions, low esteem, tiny purpose and vision of leaders.

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