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PAP MPs applaud one another for wasting 2 days but still got paid

PAP MPs applaud one another for wasting 2 days but still got paid

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Well-played.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life, who know how economics work, are clapping their hands and cheering PAP MPs in Parliament for a game well-played.

This after 83 PAP MPs spent two days in Parliament on July 3 and 4 not doing much but still got paid.

One Singaporean, Jiak Zhua, said: “This has to be the best sort of job ever. Show up, breathe, don’t die and end of the month the money still credited in the bank account.”

“What a well-played game.”

Other locals said the PAP MPs could have spent the two days sitting around an air-conditioned room and not do anything and no one will notice because this is usually what happens.

Another local, Jiak Leow Bee, said: “If the PAP MPs did not applaud one another, they still would have given Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong a standing ovation for a job well done.”

“Nothing got done but it looks like a lot of effort put in.”

“Now can go back to normal again.”

At press time, Singaporeans are camping out at Lee Hsien Yang’s Facebook page.

 

 





Only PAP MPs ask all the important questions in parliament

Only PAP MPs ask all the important questions in parliament

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The questions they raise are so pertinent, they deserve the $16,000 a month.

So PAP MPs raise more pertinent issues in parliament compared to WP? Really?

So PAP MPs raise more pertinent issues in parliament compared to WP? Really?

So, you’ve read in the news that DPM Teo Chee Hean and PM Lee Hsien Loong have come out openly to say that the Workers’ Party MPs have not been speaking up loudly enough in parliament over the past year and a half.

So much for First World Parliament, right?

Therefore, you’ve no choice but to agree with the prime minister and his deputy: Yes, it is only the PAP MPs who ask all the important questions. Raise all the pertinent points. And debate fiercely. Without fear.

Hmmm ok… did the PAP MPs debate about the casino issue given these days the industry looks like it is about to go tits up?

Or did the PAP MPs debate about homosexuality? Or making adultery illegal?

Did they openly question other PAP MPs about the sale of Town Council software? And AIM?

Ok. Maybe they didn’t because these issues are not important enough for them to raise.

So what’s the biggest deal around? What is so important it takes up precious parliament time?

Let us transport you back to Nov. 17 last year:

Nov. 17, 2012. Home section, The Straits Times, page B17

Nov. 17, 2012. Home section, The Straits Times, page B17

Holland-Bukit Timah GRC MP Christopher de Souza raised the issue of scary TV advertisements because this is such a bread-and-butter issue that affects the livelihoods of so many people and it is so important that The Straits Times have no choice but to publish it…

We can only conclude that the $16,000 PAP MPs make must be so worthwhile that they can only raise such BIG and IMPORTANT issues and make an impact on the lives of everyone.

*slow clap*

Pot calling the kettle black.

Bosses to ensure maids don’t get seduced by gravity

Bosses to ensure maids don’t get seduced by gravity

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PAP MPs have a field day giving reasons about why maids cannot resist the attraction of gravity.

Sweep, sweep... Argh!

Maids have been falling out of Singaporean high-rise homes since 1989.

And in 2011, 15 maids went south and timed out permanently.

The reasons for this phenomenon are aplenty, as PAP MPs provide insights that you might not have thought of unless you make $15,000 a month sitting in parliament.

Tampines GRC MP Baey Yam Keng said many maids who come from rural areas do not know how to stay in high-rise apartments.

Urban living then becomes a bane.

Tanjong Pagar GRC MP Dr Chia Shi-Lu, best known as GE 2011’s PAP super-sub for his last-minute showing playing alongside His Leeness, said employers don’t know that the home is filled with dangers.

Because as a doctor, he has seen many patients who suffered falls at home.

Other risks, he said, include electrical plugs, although he did not elaborate if it is due to people putting their tongues inside or do the plugs grow legs and bite people.

Marine Parade GRC MP Dr Fatimah Lateef said families need to have reasonable expectations about what their maids can do, which means she believes defying gravity is not one of those talents.

So the onus is on the employer to be reasonable enough to put the safety of the maids first.

However, the winner, after all, has to be Dr No Nyok Yong, president of the Singapore Contractors’ Association. (He is not a PAP MP but he said something we’d like to debunk.)

He said that there is no foolproof way to prevent someone from falling.

However, we at New Nation like to prove him wrong.

Who said there is no foolproof way to prevent someone from falling?

This is a 60-second reduction of the original article published in The Straits Times on April 3, 2012.

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