So it has taken almost 4 years since the 2011 elections that both sides of the house decide to properly debate each other. Today in Parliament, there was heated debate on whether or not and Auditor’s reports should be of concern or not.
If this is what a first world parliament looks like, we should stock up on popcorn.
If you missed it, here’s what happened:
Background: Workers Party seeks Singaporean’s mandate to be responsible co-driver in parliament.
PAP loses a GRC for the first time in our memory and a Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr George Yeo.
Government accuses AHPETC of overdue and incomplete accounts.
AHPETC says incomplete statements were not reflective of problems. In fact, one shouldn’t twist any arms by politicising the issue.
Enter a three hour long debate – so long that Channel News Asia’s news report was 30 minutes long – arguing whether or not one is wrong for failing not one but two auditors’ report. Seems like right or wrong is different in the realm of politics.
This is probably just the start for lightning versus hammer this year. It’s taken four years to get here but we finally have it. A first world parliament.