Friday, May 05, 2006

Why is there double standard?

It is very clear that this is NOT a general statement.

if she is not talking about Mr Low then she is talking about Mr Chiam as there is only 2 Opposition MPs.

Why is it that only PAP members can call people names?

Why is it that PAP always have double standards?


Time is GMT + 8 hours
Posted: 04 May 2006 0039 hrs

PAP's Irene Ng questions SDA's ability to help jobless in Tampines
The PAP candidate for Tampines GRC Ms Irene Ng has questioned the ability of the Singapore Democratic Alliance (SDA) to deliver on its electoral promises. ...

The PAP candidate says they should use it to vote in PAP MPs whom ministers would listen to.

"I'm not happy when cost of living rises. I'm also not happy when I see older workers finding it hard to get jobs. I'm also not happy when the casino was brought into Singapore. And I spoke up on all these issues in parliament. I listen to my residents and I speak up for them in parliament. I can do that," said Ng.

"Let me ask you - do you think the ministers will listen more carefully to a PAP MP than to an opposition MP out to make trouble? No, I think they'll listen to me, a PAP backbencher. And this is what I've been experiencing. Every complaint that I raise to the government has been addressed seriously. But in parliament, what does the opposition do for you?" ...

Time is GMT + 8 hours
Posted: 05 May 2006 2308 hrs

Irene Ng will not apologise for comments about opposition MPs
By Valarie Tan, Channel NewsAsia
People's Action Party candidate for Tampines GRC, Irene Ng, will not apologise for her comments in a rally speech about opposition MPs being troublemakers.

Ms Ng had asked audiences at a PAP rally on Wednesday whether they thought a minister would listen more to a PAP MP than an opposition MP out to make trouble.

However Low Thia Kiang of the Workers' Party took offence with that comment.

A day later, at a WP rally on Thursday, Mr Low demanded Ms Ng apologise if she could not substantiate that he was a trouble-maker.

In response, Ms Ng said what she made was a general remark not directed at any specific opposition MP.

She said: "My message to voters that night was that if you want your concerns to be addressed in Parliament in an effective way, vote a PAP MP rather than an opposition politician. That was my general point made.

"I'm quite surprised to hear Mr Low take it so personally. I was making a very general point - hence my surprise and slight amusement that Mr Low would take it so personally." - CNA/ch


At 11:15 PM, May 06, 2006, Blogger Calamity Man said...

i don't find it amusing why irene found this amusing.

maybe she was just trying to deflect the topic.

she must thank God the WP do not employ the same tactics her party does.

At 2:51 PM, May 07, 2006, Blogger at82 said...

Hi calamity man:

Neither do I.


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