Wow things sure escalated fast. Has Ivan Lim himself responded to these allegations yet?
He makes Victor Lye look like an angel.
@City Hunter Victor Lye thanks you from the bottom of his "angelic" heart.
Even top PAP IB doggie Calvin Cheng also implores Ivan Lim to come out and personally set the record instead of hiding behind some big shot minister like a wuss.
Woah Calvin Cheng called Ivan Lim a pussy snob + sissy elitist HAHAHAHAHAHA SONG BO!!!!!
Calvin Cheng is kan phua buay song this Ivan Lim go whack him on FB again, is it because he's jealous Ivan was chosen but not him?
LOL @ ninja turtle!
Someone has started a petition to have Ivan Lim leemoved in the upcoming GE....
The number of signatures has skyrocketed to 5,690.........
That figure now stands well over 15k.
The ball is in Ivan's court now, even HSK says he should come clean about everything.
Update: Ivan has sorta "spoken" through a press release. Do you accept his explanation?
"I was not involved in any of the Brazilian projects."
FUCKING LIAR. What about the Espirito Santo floating production storage and offloading project?
Liar liar pants on fire!
Anyways, with regards to point no.3 in his press note, why did he keep completely silent about
those men who were charged after returning from the exercise?
Just throw this bugger under the bus already so everyone can move on.
Give Bryant Wong a tiger for having such giant balls!
His original FB post that went viral:
Don't forget Kumar yo, who alleges Ivan Lim ill-treated Keppel shipyard workers and apparently has a letter he previously sent to Lim Xia Suay as proof.
REJOICE!!!!!! Ivan Lim Shaw Chuan has dropped out of GE2020 !!!!! 15K monthly parleement allowance also pok liao!!!!!
PAP candidate Ivan Lim will no longer contest in GE
People's Action Party new candidate Ivan Lim will no longer contest in the general election, Chinese-language daily Lianhe Zaobao has reported. The party has accepted his decision.
Earlier today, he had attempted to address the criticisms levelled at him online, saying he was "determined to stay the course and to serve" if elected at the general election.
Among other things, the general manager (specialised vessels)at Keppel Offshore & Marine was accused of being involved in the company's bribery case in Brazil, which he earlier said was "completely baseless and untrue", and of mistreating his subordinates when he held a command position in the army.
His withdrawal equals admission of guilt, nuff said. PAP messed up!
Poor Ivan, he must be crying so hard right now. Wait a min why am I pitying him? He deserved it!
LMFAO he didn't even last 48 hours, how embarrassing.
Ivan kenna pwned deep deep means limpei will have sweet dreams tonight. Thank you bro!
Pinky LLST accepted his withdrawal as expected.
Ivan Lim resigned - I'm sure all the people who hounded him are very happy now. It's probably the most meaningful thing that happened in their lives.
Politics in Singapore may not be gutter-like - as I mentioned before. That's why I consider Singaporean politicians to be the world's elite. In fact, the standards of conduct in politics are so high in Singapore that even the most serious opposition party and its people have good sense not to descend to mud-slinging or cheap populism (only the really desperate ones do).
Sadly the same cannot be said of the media - both the mainstream media and the social media.
Now, as I wrote in the other post, I considered the campaign against the guy to be hilarious, ridiculous, grotesque, carried out by envious nobodies who wanted to feel like they mean anything by bullying a guy they don't like into submission, because he didn't smile back or he was mean to them 15 years ago.
This isn't a new phenomenon of course - it's the same mentality that drives the protests in America today, motivating people to loot, destroy, tear statues down and make loud demands of everybody else. And if you fail to comply then they will try to hound you, cancel you, get you fired, destroy you and sentence you to death in the court of public opinion.
Of course nobody is looting or destroying things in Singapore yet - but, all things considered, the underlying drive is the same. Whether it's not going to happen at all or whether it's merely a lag behind a place like the US we're only to see. Given that there are "activists" here hard at work to get hundreds of thousands of people to the streets one day, it doesn't seem implausible.
Now, that someone is a whiner who had to vent about his old time bully or whatever, is not a big deal for me. People are barking at the moon all the time - let them.
But there was also one big lie peddled about the guy by two bit characters who were clearly out for blood at all costs.
Being employed by Keppel he was smeared with allegations of being linked to the corruption scandal in Brazil - what he rebuffed denying he was involved in Brazilian projects at all.
Someone, however, has pulled up a quote from a Keppel magazine from 2018 where he talks how he was entrusted, in 2007, the management of a project for a FPSO vessel Espirito Santo - which, indeed, was meant to operate in the Espirito Santo basin, off the coast of Brazil.
Of course garbage anti-establishment propaganda pages like Wake Up, Singapore picked up this to peddle the false accusation - which was quickly and uncritically accepted by hundreds if not thousands of people by now who shared it onward - yet too lazy to ever check the facts and the narrative they were being fed.
They didn't, because they don't want their twisted worldview to be dispelled.
Sadly, even the mainstream Mothership.sg has shared the story without doing due diligence or holding back to get somebody who has some reading comprehension to see what's in it.
So, was Ivan Lim involved in the "Brazilian projects"?
No, he was not - certainly not in this project. That the ship was called Espirito Santo and was headed for Brazil never meant it was for a Brazilian client. The recipient of the vessel was SBM Offshore, a Dutch company, which actually co-owns it with MISC - a Malaysian shipping operator. Yes, it operates in Brazilian oil basins - for Shell.
The Keppel corruption scandal involved deals that were done directly with Petrobras and Sete Brasil, which included Keppel Offshore & Marine USA and Keppel FELS Brasil shipyard.
These projects were done directly with Brazilian counterparts, on Brazilian soil, involving Keppel's Brazilian operations and Brazilian representatives who then did shady deals with Brazilian politicians.
So, no, a Singaporean based in Singapore, working for the Singaporean business on a vessel for a Dutch/Malaysian joint-venture that leased the ship to another Dutch company which simply needed it for its operations in Brazil - was not involved in whatever scandals Keppel had gottten itself into.
But those clicks are not going to click themselves, right Mothership? Ad revenue doesn't come from nowhere, after all. Besides that, even if you later have to clarify it's another story - so even more clicks!
That thousands of people are so lazy, dumb, envious and ignorant to peddle rubbish found on the internet isn't all that disturbing these days anymore. But that they're not corrected by the people whose effin' job should be to report things accurately is a real problem - because the ENTIRE democratic system is founded on the accuracy of the information people receive, not the shock factor. If they are misinformed they will be inclined to make worse decisions at the ballot and ultimately run the country - any country - into the ground.
But journalists are no longer providing information - they're entertainers. They're here to amuse you, get you to click on their half-baked content and then accidentally click on some ads or even buy something from their affiliate deal - that's it. And, of course, share it far and wide so they can get more clicks and more moolah. They don't give a damn about the social or political consequences of that.
Hey Rice Media - are you going to play clever and funny now? Come on, write another thing about "character assassination"! Such a perfect opportunity! Ah, but this time you can't stick it to the incumbents so you're going to dig your heads in the sand and not let out a peep I'm sure. When someone is lynched by the very mob you depend for on clicks you can't push against it. You know how your bread is buttered, don't you?
But there is a silver lining to this revolting display of ignorant mob mentality, cancel culture, public lynching and incompetence of the media reporting it - surely now nobody mentally sane can accuse the incumbents in Singapore of authoritarianism.
It took a few days of hounding a new candidate for him to be pulled. Surely anybody who talks about "dictatorship" here has lost all arguments - because what sort of a dictator backs down like this, right? In North Korea or China many would disappear or be otherwise silenced from assaulting a party candidate. In Singapore the candidate stepped down.
You know who the real authoritarians are?
Those who take foreign money to circumvent the democratic process to push their sociopolitical agenda without public mandate. Those who try to rewrite the country's history and suck up to neighbors running a quasi-apartheid state across the northern border. Those who deny Singapore the right to defend itself from infringements on its sovereignty and dismiss its long efforts in building up its defensive capabilities, taking sides with the oppressors instead. Those who denigrate Singaporean identity and even its national anthem.
All those who cry wolf whenever you rebuff them and then proceed to destroy, cancel, ostracize and marginalize any and every opponent, even if it means dragging out some ridiculous garbage from 20 years ago and sentencing him in the court of public opinion with no right to reasonable defense. Or, you know, writing a 10-page whiny letter to the guy's employer - that kind of a thing.
That's how all dictators imposed their order - destroying rivals by all means necessary. But be careful what you wish for. Your turn may come one day too.
Ivan Lim is history, plain and simple. Stop all that jjww and look forward.
Heng ah Ivan lost his grip on Tharman's pants and plummeted back into nothingness.
Should I burn it, shred it or just toss it in the bin?
USE IT TO SCOOP UP DOG POOP AND THEN THROW IT AWAY!!!!! After that you will feel.....