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Lee Kuan Yew ensures all MPs in attendance for full-house Parliament, a first in a long time

Lee Kuan Yew ensures all MPs in attendance for full-house Parliament, a first in a long time

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Parliament has long been plagued by absenteeism.

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Having long been plagued by widespread absenteeism as attendance dwindled or was marred by complete no-shows, all Members of Parliament from the incumbent and opposition parties were brought together to sit in the chambers for the first time in a long time on March 26, 2015.

This after a special parliamentary sitting was assembled in honour of Lee Kuan Yew, whose conspicuous absence was the reason the other MPs were there in attendance together to pay tribute to Singapore’s first prime minister.

Lee’s passing on March 23 surprised both government and critics as there has been an outpouring of national grief on an unprecedented scale.

Singaporeans from all walks of life, who saw the footage of a full-house parliament, said they were deeply impressed by Lee Kuan Yew’s ability to rally all the MPs together, if not by his presence, then by his absence.

One Singaporean, Pong Tang, who is also a regular taxpayer, said: “Attendance in Parliament has long been marred by widespread absenteeism, but I never had a doubt it would take Lee Kuan Yew himself to bring everybody together.”

“We might have thought he failed to ensure everybody attended parliament when he was alive. But he proved us all wrong again.”

“He still managed to do it in death.”

 

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To prevent absenteeism, MPs clock in with their mugshots

To prevent absenteeism, MPs clock in with their mugshots

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Public-at-large applaud move by National Institute of Proper Parliamentary Logistics Evaluation.

As a result of rampant absenteeism, MPs from now on will be required to log in with their mugshots to prove that they have attended parliament sessions.

MPs will be required to check in by peering into a face recognition device, similar to the one installed by the National Environment Agency (NEA) at a Serangoon Garden Market.

Mugshot used to clock attendance and spy on hawkers

Mugshot used to clock attendance and spy on hawkers

The NEA’s device was recently installed to spy on hawkers to prevent the illegal subletting of stalls and ensure that subsidised stallholders operate their stalls personally.

Under the guise of clocking attendance, hawkers are required to check in daily with their countenance.

The National Institute of Proper Parliamentary Logistics Evaluation (NIPPLE), has issued a statement explaining that this measure to make MPs take attendance as well is due to certain MPs who have been absent for a majority of parliament sessions without rhyme or reason.

However, no names were cited and no hints provided

But Singaporeans being kaypoh, can easily tell who the guilty are.

One Singaporean, Pon Tang Kia, said: “You just check the Hansard record, you know already. No need to talk so much one.”

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