The PAP has issued a Press Statement yesterday (3 July 2020) in response to comments made regarding the 10 million population.
A simple analogy will explain Dr Chee’s mendacity. Imagine this. Dr Chee claims you said you want to beat up your spouse. You deny it, and show proof that you neither said this nor have beaten your spouse. Instead of apologising, Dr Chee says: “Victory! I extracted a promise from you that you will never beat your spouse”.
do not know who came up with the analogy but what we at IREsimply81 think that the analogy is flawed and needs improvement!
The analogy seemed to start halfway instead of the full story.
The analogy by PAP:
Dr Chee: You want to beat up your spouse (PAP wants to have 10m)
PAP: No, I have neither said I want to beat my spouse nor have beaten my wife (PAP has neither said its plan was to have 10m population nor have planned for 10m population)
Dr Chee: Victory! I extracted a promise from you that you will never beat your spouse. (Victory! I have successfully extracted an assurance from PAP that it has no intention of increasing the population to 10m population.
What we think the analogy should be, using the same domestic issue between husband and wife should go like this:
Mr Heng: I think I am going to scold my wife. (PAP has plans for 6.9m population)
Mr Heng: Tan Ah Kow says I should beat up my spouse. (Mr Liu Thai Ker said Singapore should plan for 10m population)
Dr Chee (concerned): You should not beat you spouse. (PAP should not plan for 10m population)
Mr Heng: No, I did not say I want to beat my spouse. I have never said the word anything about beating spouse. (PAP has not said its plan was to have 10m population and PAP has not planned for 10m population)
Dr Chee: Good! Remember you have assured me that you are not going to beat your spouse. (Victory! I have successfully extracted an assurance from PAP that it has no intention of increasing the population to 10m population.
That's what we feel. The analogy should cover the full context. Not just part of it.
Now, what do you think?