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Old 12-01-2018, 04:40 PM   #1
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Parliament: A Tale of Wrong Info and No Info
January 12, 2018
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by Augustine Low

From wrong info to no info, it’s a sorry tale of what takes place within the hallowed halls of Singapore’s Parliament.

During the Jan 10 sitting, Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan was giving an account to Parliament on how an MRT train ran into a stationary train at Joo Koon Station last November. He said the driver faced a dire situation where he had to switch from automatic mode to manual mode before he could apply the emergency brakes.

Workers’ Party NCMP Dennis Tan asked Khaw to clarify if the train’s emergency brakes could only work on manual mode. Khaw said: “I’m not perfectly sure, but I’ll check.” He later corrected himself – emergency brakes could indeed be applied even when the trains are in automatic mode.

Khaw surely did not set out to mislead but he was sloppy, giving wrong information on a simple matter of fact. Perhaps it was due to the sleepless nights he’s been having, weighed down by SMRT issues – as he recounted to Parliament recently.

While Khaw’s was a case of wrong info, the Parliament session two days earlier, on Jan 8, was a case of no info. The Workers’ Party had filed a number of questions on the issue of illegal bribes made by Keppel to secure projects in Brazil. In response to two questions, Senior Minister of State for Law and Finance Indranee Rajah simply said: I do not have that information.

The first instance was regarding a question on former Keppel CEO Choo Chiau Beng, who was Singapore’s Ambassador to Brazil from 2004 to 2016. The question: Was he removed from the post because he had knowledge of, or was involved, in the bribery? Indranee said she did not have the info.

She was then asked the name of the Keppel Offshore & Marine subsidiary in Singapore cited by US Department of Justice for paying bribes of US$17 million to an entity in Miami, Florida. Indranee again said she did not have the info.

How inexplicable! This is despite the fact that Parliamentary questions are generally filed in advance so answers could be adequately prepared.

With such goings-on, it’s easy to see why the government has repeatedly turned down requests for Parliamentary proceedings to be telecast or streamed live.
Kinda perplexing isn't it?

The parliament passed the law that required MPs to file their questions in advance so that ministers can have the batman prep time to answer the questions.

They can still answer "wrong info" and "no info"?
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Wah! 20 minutes passed and no comments ah? Upzzz
Waiting for u to start 1st.
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Wrong info might be due to the mindset of answering to the question and not thinking beyond or volunteering extra info.
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The current administration under supremelee is so dirty and smelly what else surprises us

I tell u la even if they openly eat money

Sinkies will still continue with their lives

U think sinkies dare to do uprising like thailand if the gahmen is unjust?

They scared to go jail to lose their house and everything

Tts why the higher u go the smaller ur balls becuase u have more to lose

Poor people originally have nothing so they not scared to go all out

Old lee policy really dam smart

Insert all these sneaky mechanisms while building up the nation so come the day everything falls apart

The gahmen can still retain full control
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what you want us to say?? PAP good! Must be AHTC fault!!
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Anti MIW here but I think this case, if she dun have info might not actually be wrong also. Even as a minister, certain info should be off limits to her. And if she actually has info that she's ''not supposed'' to have then another shitstorm will come.
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Kinda perplexing isn't it?

The parliament passed the law that required MPs to file their questions in advance so that ministers can have the batman prep time to answer the questions.

They can still answer "wrong info" and "no info"?
No excuse for live telecast but tabling questions in advance is hardly something new. Notice of questions happens with commons.
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No excuse for live telecast but tabling questions in advance is hardly something new. Notice of questions happens with commons.
I think our parliament should add in the "Ask the Prime Minister every week" which is organised for the UK Prime Minister or his representative to answer.
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Anti MIW here but I think this case, if she dun have info might not actually be wrong also. Even as a minister, certain info should be off limits to her. And if she actually has info that she's ''not supposed'' to have then another shitstorm will come.
If she doesn't have that info, then let another minister with the info answer.

Gahmen is supposed to cover everything. How can none of the ministers not know?
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You might as well believe in rainbow unicorns if you believe there's such a thing as clean politics.
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If she doesn't have that info, then let another minister with the info answer.

Gahmen is supposed to cover everything. How can none of the ministers not know?
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The current administration under supremelee is so dirty and smelly what else surprises us

I tell u la even if they openly eat money

Sinkies will still continue with their lives

U think sinkies dare to do uprising like thailand if the gahmen is unjust?

because most citizens falls into politician trap.


Example politicians says they build the country to enable citizens have better life.


This has 2 meaning in it

1) Rich people no problem on this, they no debt no problem

2) salary people after hearing this, will quickly go buy private condo, EC, huge cars...end up land ownself in heavy debts.

Therefore have to guai guai work hard, like a dog....just to remain at such "atas" status


The salary people are basically slapping ownself one....


How will they dare to uprise
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