Parliament: Now showing – so funny?


Is Parliament the funniest show in town?

Highlights of the current Parliamentary session:-

… “Parliament: Making sense of “for better or worse”?” – Are our students “worse off” or “better off”? (Jan 10)

… “1,100 unemployed PMETs helped out of how many?” – What percentage of unemployed PMETs were helped? (Jan 10)

… “Parliament: Tax – only ask how much “rich” pay, what about the poor?” – Why only tell half the story – rich pay more, but what about the rest? (Jan 10)

… “Corruption: Parliament – Govt will “move ‘as expeditiously as possible’” – The Government should try to “move ‘as expeditiously as possible’” on corruption cases (Jan 9)

… “Parliament: Civil servants can always complain about their Minister?” – Would any civil servant ever complain about their Minister? (Jan 9)

… “Keppel corruption: Pay bigger fine better than prosecuted in S’pore?” – Is a bigger fine more important than the “accountability and transparency” of the corruption? (Jan 9)

… “History: How many given “conditional warning” for corruption?” – What are the historical statistics for “conditional warning” in corruption cases? (Jan 8)

… “Parliamentary privilege: To “mislead” or not to “mislead”: that is the question?” – What does “mislead” in Parliament mean? (Jan 8)

… “Parliamentary history: Who (MPs) spoke the least?” – Who holds the record for speaking the least in Parliamentary history? (Jan 7)

… “Apologise for speaking in Parliament?” – Why waste time on apologies for debates in Parliament – focus on working for Singaporeans? (Jan 4)

So, what are your thoughts on the above? Are you laughing or not?

Who knows? Perhaps after the “fake news” law comes out – people like me may not be able to write things like these anymore! Haha

After all, how could anyone who search in Google be 100 per cent sure that what they find is 100 per cent true?

Leong Sze Hian

About the Author

Leong Sze Hian has served as president of 4 professional bodies, honorary consul of 2 countries, an alumnus of Harvard University, authored 4 books, quoted over 1500 times in the media , has been a radio talkshow host, a newspaper daily columnist, Wharton Fellow, SEACeM Fellow, columnist for theonlinecitizen and Malaysiakini, executive producer of Ilo Ilo (40 international awards), invited to speak more than 200 times in over 30 countries, CIFA advisory board member, founding advisor to the Financial Planning Associations of Indonesia and Brunei. He has 3 Masters, 2 Bachelors degrees and 13 professional  qualifications.