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Govt to install air-conditioning in all homes by 2016

Govt to install air-conditioning in all homes by 2016

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Cool people are rational people, says PM Lee

The government will conduct an open tender for air-conditioning operators to bid for the national air-conditioning contract. It is believed that only companies run by former ministers will be selected.

The government will conduct an open tender for air-conditioning operators to bid for the national air-conditioning contract. It is believed that only companies run by former ministers will be eligible for the contract.

The Singapore government will install air-conditioning units in all Singaporean households by 2016, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in a post-budget speech this morning. This will ensure that Singapore remains an air-conditioned nation stocked with compliant citizens.

“We are a government that cares. We do not want Singaporeans to suffer from the stuffy tropical heat, which results short tempers and irrational behaviour,” he said of the recent public outrage over the population white paper.

Replying to our comment that the protests happened in the rain, and during the monsoon season, PM Lee had this to say.

“When it rains, people have to stay home. Then things get very humid and this causes irritation in people too. This is why air-conditioning is essential for the cultivation of a pliable, happy citizen.”

The “Keep Calm and Blow Air Con” policy, as it has been dubbed, is the supported by scientific research from A*Star, which found that Singaporeans had a tendency to be more anti-establishment, the more uncomfortable they were. This is further supported by recent evidence that the infrastructure breakdowns — minor as they were — led to widespread unhappiness with the government.

“Singaporeans have been promised a lifetime of comfort in exchange for political compliance. So when this comfort is taken away, it is perfectly natural for them to be less politically compliant,” said an A*Star researcher who chose not to be named as he was afraid of being assassinated.

“If this goes well, China might go fully air-conned too,” he said.

New Nation’s attempts to reach NTU media professor Cherian George were unsuccessful. But it is rumoured that he will be finally offered tenureship if the PAP regains back lost votes as a result of the new air-conditioning policy.