A lot of people need to say sorry
7 March 2018
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Sylvia Lim earn my respect.
She asked, queried over anormely over declaration of various Finance Minister over the years. Is not that what MP (the peoples’ voice) suppose to do or Sungaporean rather preferred a bunch of “yes” men on the bench?
We are as democratic as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. For the ignorant Singaporeans, Google is your best friend to determine which cardinal direction of Korea the DPRK is.
What’s wrong with what Sylvia said? And why must a biased group of PAP MPs with an agenda be within the committee that decides if parliamentary privilege has been abused? It’s like having me be the accountant and CEO of a company with shareholders. But then again this country’s government bodies are full of these instances I can’t be surprised. Like how they say grassroots isn’t PAP, and town councils… Y’all intelligent folks get the idea.
If the elected People's Voice cannot say anything (no accusation, no defaming in this case) even in a house where debate is supposed to happen. Then what else can The People do? Go Speaker's Corner and do a one-person-show?
No need to apologize in Parliamentary debates.
Its the people asking questions through their elected representatives. The people can ask anything, say anything (within reason).
If the people suspect something fishy, they should be allowed to say it, and the government has to give a clarification. That's what Parliamentary democracy is all about.
You think the budget debate is a personal matter?
"Hey its my budget, don't anyhow say, ah!" !!!!!?
See Toh Hiap Seng
The G leapt to the conclusion that this showed some nefarious thinking on its part. Ms Fu said there were no “test balloons’’ on this, as if test/trial balloons are such a bad thing. (It is a silly government which does not float test balloons, fly a kite, test
waters before making a major policy announcement if only to re-calibrate what it wants to do.)
MY COMMENT :
Before any controversial Bill or Law is passed, PAP Govt would engage the public in consultations and discussions. These are also "test balloons". So what's wrong?
I don't see any reason why Sylvia Lim should apologise in the light of all the facts and views and predictions from the experts. She was reflecting a very common and public sentiment, so what is so dishonest about that? In fact, Heng's announcement that the hike is likely to take place SOONER rather than later has only add confirmation to what the public has been SUSPECTING. Politics is politics, so it is a only natural that the opposition and public alike would conclude that all this 'sophistry' and nitpicking over what Sylvia Lim said and how she said it is typical of a PAP whose head and shoes have become so big that it wants to insist on only its interpretation is the RIGHT one and everybody else is wrong!
SL was voicing very reasonable suspicions . . . why need to apologise??? anyway, what's the big deal about floating test balloons - its done all the time to gauche public's acceptance of new policies, etc.
Stop all the bullying already . . . all these overpaid P$P clowns are such a disgrace! disgusting bunch!!!
Lord Gold Serpent
We are only SORRY . . . that the G keeps abusing its iron grip on power to bully and cow opposition MPs and even ordinary civilians who speak up against any policies they deem unfair unjust or undemocratic ! It has come to this point where any criticism is banned --- whatever is decided cannot be questioned and any dissent shall be meet with hostile demands and crackdown . There are no rules no checks and you have no say .
How is this different from , say nearby Thailand which is ruled by the authoritarian Junta ? They make use of the total control of the media to make it seem so but actually most outside academics do not regard SG as a true democracy . . .
What did Sylvia say that was so terrible ? She expressed her own opinion ! Opposition MPs in other countries . . . tend to disagree with their G ( all the time ) !
This is heading to the path of a certain Cambodia --- where the dictator has simply arrested all the opposition party and locked them up in jail after making them " Illegal " ! Only that the PM Hun Sen does not even care about his own PR or how the western world thinks of his backward poor country
Support a no apologise
Regrdless whther SL apologizes or not .. she's won
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