Dr Koh Poh Koon gaffes in Punggol East By-election

76346_321995091239280_171374059_n1) Dr Koh Poh Koon said: “I remember when I finally got my HDB flat in 1998, just after I ORD from the army, my wife and I had to borrow money from my uncle to do renovations. You’d be surprised to know that at the end of the thing, before we moved into our house, in the combined accounts of our banks, in the pockets together, we had $11.50.”

How many Singaporeans can get a HDB flat when you are 25 years old and right after you ORD from the army? Dr Poh can. This is evident that housing polices by the PAP have worsened to point where young people have to wait 3 years for their new flats to be built and they are delaying marriage and family planning as such.

2) Dr Koh Poh Koon holds 9 portfolios to which he did not resign as of now he is contesting as a candidate:
Director & Consultant Surgeon, Capstone Colorectal Surgery Centre
Adjunct Assistant Professor, DUKE-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore
Consultant Surgeon, Department of Colorectal Surgery, Singapore General Hospital (SGH)
Visiting Consultant, Department of General Surgery, Changi General Hospital
Acting Director, Colorectal Cancer Molecular Genetics Research Laboratory, SGH
Acting Director, Colorectal Cancer Genomic Health Service, SGH
Clinical Lecturer, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS)
Co-Supervisor (PhD Program), Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Science, NUS
Adjunct Clinician Scientist, Institute of Bioengineering & Nanotechnology (IBN), A*Star


Will Dr Koh be a full time MP? Is he even committed in the first place? Why didn’t he resign all his positions before contesting? Will $16000 a month MP salary affect his standard of living?

3) Dr Koh Poh Koon called himself “the son of Punggol”, “teochew kia” and “HDB heartlander”, Lee Lilian simply called herself “Lee Lilian”. No fanfare, no hypocrisy.

4) Dr Koh Poh Koon’s membership in PAP was so new that he wasn’t even a member when Michael Palmer resigned

Source: http://www.tnp.sg/content/meet-son-punggol

5) Dr Koh Poh Koon keeps saying he is his own man, like Desmond Choo did. But also like what Desmond Choo did, he has DPM Teo Chee Hean behind his back everyday during his campaign.

6) Dr Koh said he and his family are proof of the success of Singapore’s meritocratic system.

But does Meritocracy means giving less help to those who need them most? Is Meritocracy anti-welfare? Meritocracy couldn’t be more perverted in the PAP’s definition.

7) Dr Koh Poh Koon:“The residents have to be practical and realistic – that you must choose to vote the person who can do the work for you. I think it’s a fallacy to believe that you can have the best of both worlds – choose the person to make a statement but hope that the other person who’s voted out is going to be having all the resources, all the authority, to get the work done for you.”

In other words, he is telling the residents that they can’t expect PAP to get work done for them if they vote an opposition MP into Parliament.


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