Friday, May 5

The Singapore Prime Minister Apologises - LOL Please Pass The Peas

The Outrageous

I really don't give a shit about the Singapore elections. (Who gives a shit about Singapore anyway? It's the pits.) It's the same result anyway. PAP wins. I didn't even know the elections were on until late last month. That's how much i do care.

A good and trusted source in Singapore had sent me this news from Dow Jones Singapore. Of course given the politcal landscape in Singapore i'm not silly enough to go around mentioning names no?

Everyone knows the Singapore government is a tight-ass organisation. Afterall, you can afford to be cocky after winning the elections since 1965. But wow, here's a revelation from Dow Jones:

"SINGAPORE (Dow Jones)--Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong offered a rare apology Friday for saying he would have to "fix" the opposition if they won additional seats in parliamentary elections this weekend.

The prime minister''s remark, made during an election rally Wednesday, was intended to highlight that Singapore would be worse off with more opposition lawmakers, Lee''s press secretary said in a statement.

"If there were many more opposition MPs in parliament, the government and opposition would spend all their time and energies countering each other," the statement said.

At Wednesday''s rally, Lee said: "Suppose you had 10, 15, 20 opposition members in Parliament. Instead of spending my time thinking what is the right policy for Singapore, I''m going to spend all my time thinking what''s the right way to fix them, to buy my supporters votes, how can I solve this week''s problem and forget about next year''s challenges?"

The May 6 election is the first in 18 years to have more than half the seats contested by opposition parties, but the People''s Action Party, which has won every election since Singapore''s separation from Malaysia in 1965, is expected to sweep an overwhelming majority.

Opposition parties have two lawmakers in the 84-seat parliament.

The prime minister used direct language to get a point across, the statement said.

"If the exact words he used offended, he is sorry," it said.

-By Stephen Wright, Dow Jones Newswires"

Of course, if a member of the Opposition Party had said he'd 'fix PAP', he'd find a legal letter sitting on his desk Monday morning.

And i wonder how PAP has been winning it since 1965.

*snide chuckle*

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