The Singapore PM’s Joke

This following joke is by an anonymous source. It’s really funny and makes a great tribute to our PM for his leadership as Singapore crosses her 44th year of independence.

The Prime Ministers from UK and Singapore and the President of USA, were traveling on a warship that was cruising near S.Arabia.

The 3 were talking about how brave their soldiers were when their cordial discussion soon turned into an argument where each wanted to prove the bravery of their own soldiers.

The President of USA said, “let me show u what is guts”, where upon he called his Colonel and said “Jump into the sea and swim 3 rounds around this ship!”.

The Colonel replied “Anything for Uncle Sam, Sir”, and jumped into the shark infested sea and swam 3 rounds around the ship, with the sharks chasing him like mad! After the successful 3 rounds, the Colonel came up to the deck and said, “I did it for Uncle Sam Mr. President!”.

The proud US President replied “That’s what I call guts!”.

The Prime Minister of UK became aggressive and quickly called his General and said “General, jump into the sea and swim 10 rounds around this ship!”.

The General replied “Anything for the Queen, Sir”, and jumped into the shark infested sea and swam 10 rounds around the ship, with the sharks chasing him frantically. After the successful 10 rounds the 3-star General came up to the deck and said, “Long Live the Queen!”.

The proud UK PM replied “That’s what I call guts!”

The Prime Minister of Singapore cannot control himself. He had to show that his soldiers have it too. He called one of his Private and said “Soldier, jump into the sea and swim 15 rounds around this ship!”

The Private replied “Oi, you siao (crazy) izzit?” I juz bought my 4-room and I am paying through my nose. Now, U want me to jump and die, eh? If u want to hao lian (show off), you jump into the sea yourself!

The Singapore PM smiled and said “Now, that’s what I call guts”.

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The World’s Highest Paid Politician is…

Yesterday, UK Times published a report on the top 10 highest paid politicians in the world. And it is not too difficult to guess who tops the list.

It’s none other than Singapore’s  Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong.

Read the report here>>>

On a seperate but related matter, here was PM Lee’s most recent reply when queried by BBC if he was worth all that money:

“I am not comparing myself and I don’t look at these rankings. We go on a system which is open, honest, transparent – what is the job worth, what is the quality of the person whom you want.

We need the best people for the job and these are jobs where you make decisions which are worth billions of dollars. And you cannot do that if you are pretending and you just say, ‘Well, we are all in it for the love of King and Country’.

We want it to be honest, we want people not to come in for the money. But at the same time the sacrifice cannot be too great. And at times like these, you want the best possible government you can have.”

Interestingly, this part of the interview was not published in our mainstream media.

So where’s the “open, honest, transparent” part which PM Lee had boldy talked about?

Read more about the BBC interview here>>>