NMP Chia Yong Yong of “CPF is not your money” fame joins Halimah’s PE2017 team

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Halimah Yacob unveiled her “Do Good, Do Together” slogan in anticipation of the upcoming presidential election which she hopes to contest, at a press briefing yesterday.

She also took the opportunity to introduce members of her campaign team, including G. Muthukumarasamy, general secretary of the Amalgamated Union of Public Daily Rated Workers; NTUC president Mary Liew; Sheng Siong supermarket chain chief executive Lim Hock Chee; Crescendas chief executive Lawrence Leow; Ain Society chief executive Yusof Ismail; and Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) Chia Yong Yong.

Chia Yong Yong is perhaps one of the most recognizable members of Halimah’s campaign team. The NMP made headlines for her speech in parliament where she indicated that ‘CPF is not your money.’

Singapore’s first wheelchair-bound parliamentarian opposed giving CPF members greater flexibility of choice in the use of CPF savings, during the Budget Debate in March 2015:

“We have heard proponents who say that the CPF monies is theirs. ‘It’s our money, it’s in our account, it’s our retirement money. I want it out, I will spend it anyway we want.” Fine. Is it our money? Our CPF savings are enhanced and forced CPF savings which are accumulated through our own deferred consumption, through co-payment by our employers and through top-ups from public funds. Is it really my private money? Do I have the right to spend it the way I would spend my own salary? I’m not entirely sure…”

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong commended Chia’s speech as “excellent” while ordinary Singaporeans weren’t too thrilled with her opinion.

Former NMP Calvin Cheng was one prominent voice that criticised Chia’s speech then:

The ensuing public outrage that arose after Chia’s speech was so notable that Minister Tan Chuan Jin had to assure Singaporeans a year later that CPF savings are their money.

Halimah Yacob who was Speaker of Parliament then has since vacated her seat and her elected role as minority Member of Parliament to contest the upcoming presidential election which has been reserved for candidates from the Malay community.

Halimah submitted her application forms to contest the election today. She is the last of the presidential hopefuls who have declared their interest to contest the election to do so, with Salleh Marican submitting documents on 23 August and Farid Khan following suit a day later.

Voters find it difficult to relate to Halimah’s “Do Good, Do Together” campaign

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135 comments

  1. Lo Stanley says:

    C Y Y is a fucking cripple Bitch! No sympathy for her . Knn CPF not our money ? Your wheel chair maybe tax payer money . Very soon she will kena brain stroke . Too long never relief ! All juice flooded her brain .

  2. Bird of the same feather flock together. They lucky they are in Singapore where singaporeans all only talk but no action. If overseas…. dunno what will happen liao

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    Tommy Lim ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Pathetic team, if she win disaster will befall on Singapore. No good choice of candidates? Must have a handicap to be in the race. Who is supporting her? Let’s hope the whole exercise of voting will be void. Cannot imagine……

  4. Dave Tan says:

    Mdm “CPF is not your money” joined Mdm “Reserved President”.
    Think watch Tanglin more interesting than watching these 2 clowns wayanging.

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    David Chan ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Please don’t insult Singaporeans there are many many good people here who do good and even great things with integrity and dignity with the little they have and without the millions you are paid so no need you to teach them or do together with you lah

  6. Daniel Ong says:

    NMP Chia Yong Yong is simply a sycophant of the PAP. She has no moral scruple. An opportunist. She should be ashamed of herself! P.S. For her ‘excellent’ speech about the CPF PM LHL rewarded her with the trip to the USA when the former US President Obama hosted Singapore to dinner at The White House.

  7. Trying hard to be popular with minority groups but sadly no love and no sympathy votes for this ship of fools with their folly and frolicking pre-campaign campaign. Guess they know they already been shoo-ed by the dark forces. No eyes see ..

  8. James Pang says:

    This is a first time I have no sense of pity for a handicapped. Handicapped people usually doesn’t want people to pity them that I respect but I do feel bad for their predicament. But for this witch? Fark any pity.

  9. Zhou Bill says:

    “干好事,一起干!”我才不跟你干!要我拿我的公积金来倒贴你吗?反正你们认为那不是我们的钱。妳以后的薪水我们有分给,满足了吧!就是别想我和妳一起干,拜托!

  10. Just wait for Heaven n Earth to take Actions. Better be mindful of ur speeches…..go back to ur History subject. Then OUR CPF belong to WHO??? Govt…..or might as well say that belong to U!!!!!! Wake up LKY n his old teammates to further ur informations. Everyone can’t ESCAPE his/her good/bad KARMA.

  11. This lady was slapped by TCJ for her no brainier speech, who later said CPF is our money.. The price he paid for condemning an excellent speech was removal from MOM. Now she aligns with an unprincipled asian valueless Indian born Malay turncoat. No prize for guessing her values. Could be next MP and 1st wheel chair bound Speaker of Parliament. Advance congratulations Miss Survivor.

  12. Neither should we give the government so much flexibility to invest this sum of money. CPF being the retirement fund that it is, it should be invested in safe investments similar to what pension funds and retirement funds are normally invested in. The fact that it is mixed up with other governmental funds and invested in risky, often in contrarian ways, shows that the risk profile has been raised accordingly. Therefore the flexibility of the government to invest our CPF should also be limited.

  13. Another foot licker of PAP , definitely LHL praised her speech excellent because this is what LHL wants to hear, if CPF is not our money then did you Chia used your CPF monies to purchased your property, no brain.

  14. Ronnie Ng says:

    Karma that why she needed wheelchair.
    Another shit.CPF is deducted from our salary monthly.
    She is a cold blooded person.These kind of ppl best avoid stay far from her

  15. Normally I don’t despise handicap people, I think this wheelchair-bound NMP deserved to be a handicap. 凡事都有因果报应。Now I know why she is wheelchair bound.

    1. Terrie Tan says:

      Not my money i take it as loan. We all need to put back cpf with interest, you have choice meh? Criticise her statement not the person but obviously your type cannot tell the difference.

    1. She doesn’t need its, cos their own group of elites already have high pay and special benefits. Money is not a concern to them. They are for the rich not the common people. Stupid Singaporeans please wake up.

    2. Look at the wanting face of that cb wheelchair bound witch looking to her counterpart !!! Better she be very sorry for advocating the ideal of CPF not your money ….for karma is a bitch and awaiting to visit her soon !!! Hade register open liao ! Zi yah pek will be visiting her soon !!! Nahbeh !! now we know what huatimah is referring to in her tag line ! The list of name in her team say it all !!

    3. CYY is lawyer by profession, like HY. Money is not an issue for her. She appears not to empathise with people who need their CPF monies to pay for essentials, in particular some disabled people who have to pay high medical bills and purchase assistive devices (e.g. a wheelchair) so as to live more independent lives. In her position, she should be advocating for these disabled people. Not every disabled person wishes to turn to charity for help. Some would prefer to use their own money (CPF money included) if they have a choice.

  16. All the leeches are lining up to jump onto the band wagon as they know where the gravy train and pot of gold is located. Their offices and face book pages will soon be lined with photos taken during the campaign.

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