“Bear in mind that just putting on a safety belt and hope that the driver will drive you to your destination is not enough. A co-driver is essential, especially as road gets tougher to navigate. The co-driver is there to slap the driver when he drives off course or when he falls asleep or drives dangerously.”
– Mr Low Thia Kiang (GE2011)
A co-driver will always remain a co-driver when he has been proven incapable of driving himself.
This issue is a political issue, and those who brought it up to begin with knew very well. Hoping to score political points by bringing up such an issue in parliament? Hmm wonder if that’s becoming of a “first world politician”.
“What I gather from the whole episode is the misunderstanding between Annual cleaning and Spring cleaning..” – Mr Low, in his parliamentary speech.
Well, whatever cleaning, shouldn’t it be free? That is irrelevant whether it is Annual Cleaning or Spring cleaning. As long as it’s under your town council’s charge, why should hawkers be made to pay for it to be done?
Nonetheless, they say that we should all move on from this episode and focus on more pertinent issues. How? When there are so many question marks hanging over our heads. The statement issued by the Workers Party is simply unsatisfactory. Dr Vivian, unfortunately Mr Low has not heeded your advice to go back and find out what’s gone wrong. “We have put forth the facts as we have found them, based on our own earlier investigations.”
Looks like “We do not find it productive to continue debating and arguing with the ruling party over this issue.” means we do not see the potential to score anymore political points here, so let’s just leave the issue hanging.
When the statement from the PMO was released, people say why they bully others, take out big guns to whack the poor fella. Here’s the thing, why do we cut the opposition so much slack? Why are they not subject to the same criticism as the Government? I feel that it is in no way an over reaction. By not coming forth to clarify, Mr Low has allowed “these grave doubts about the integrity of his fellow MPs unresolved. This is not how members of a First World Parliament should conduct themselves. Neither is this the sort of politics Singapore needs.”