Video of DPM Heng fumbling in Parliament goes viral

A 1 minute and 13 second long video posted on Facebook page Malu.SG has gone viral, with more than 42,000 views and close to 1,000 shares in less than 2 days after it was published.

Earlier, the mainstream media had reported that DPM Heng Swee Keat had intended to raise a Parliamentary motion against Worker’s Party MPs Sylvia Lim and Low Thia Khiang to rescue themselves from any financial matters at AHTC.

The video, which shows snippets of DPM Heng’s attempt at calling a motion, appears to put him in a very bad light.

The video started with DPM Heng fumbling in Parliament, saying to MP Sylvia Lim “You have, you have said.. er..” before flipping his notes for the next 10 to 15 seconds without any result. After that point, he managed to muster a “Let me check that point, yea? but let me go on to your second point.. that..” without completing his sentence.


Then, SMS for Law and Health Edwin Tong then stood up to explain: “Must explain to this house why this motion..” but was unable to continue as the focus of the video turned back to the DPM, who said: “Mr. Speaker, Sir, Miss Lim has raised issues, I would like to call for an adjournment.”

Mr. Pritam Singh then objected to this: “Mr. Speaker, there is no need for a adjournment. We are proceeding with the motion as planned; we had a break at 3 o’clock. We can continue.”

At this point, PM Lee was was seen talking to DPM Heng in the background while Speaker of Parliament asked: “DPM, what would you like the adjournment for?” before DPM stood up to speak. In the Meantime, the video showed PM Lee could see his head reclined, looking at the ceiling.

DPM Heng then said “That’s because Miss Sylvia Lim, the member, has said that she has made the point that it was not proper for me to raise this and I would like an adjournment for us to consider the matter and respond to you.”

Miss Sylvia Lim had earlier contended that the Worker’s Party had intended to appeal against the High Court ruling and thus the judgement was still subject to being reversed. In any case, DPM Heng’s response is quite interesting, given that the motion was filed by himself and he now would like to “consider the matter”.

Responses from Facebook users were less than flattering.

Netizen Tony Tan said “When he raised the motion, he already know all his runners will support him. Thinking that once majority votes win, case closed. Too bad opposition fighting on thus he is caught with his pant down. He will start to put the blame on the script writer for not preparing the answers the opposition might raised.”

Another Richard Leong commented “He needs spoon feeding, so embarrassing for a so classed future pm to be. This guy is really cmi”

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42 Responses to “Video of DPM Heng fumbling in Parliament goes viral”

  • pm is a lousy boss:

    i honestly feel sorry for HSK..
    being played like a fiddle by The Dishonorable Pink One..
    just as mdm president HY is.
    esp the parts where the PM showed signs of exasperation at HSK.
    how despicable if the PM.
    if pm thinks he’s so great why didnt he take the podium and answer the questions himself.
    at least it shows solidarity..but no…

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  • TruBlu:

    Well,my humble take-away from this episode shows that DPM HSK,as a person,is still not crooked beyond hope.
    He is inherently not a really * BAD HAT *?

    Perhaps,he is being tasked to carry out this unenviable task?

    Amongst the PAPple,he is,to me, one of the better persons willing to SERVE THD PEOPLE to the best of his ability despite his own health condition.

    In this instance,i am not taking side with WRONG-DOING,be it committed by AMK GRC TOWN COUNCIL OR AHTC.

    ALL MUST UPHOLD THE SPIRIT OF INTEGRITY AND HONESTY nor just in wirds but ACTION.

    ALL WRONG-DOINGS MUST BE ACCOUNTED FIR.

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  • Bapak:

    What about AIMgate & Lehmon Brother cases?

    TruBlu: c

    TruBlu:
    Well,my humble take-away from this episode shows that DPM HSK,as a person,is still not crooked beyond hope.
    He is inherently not a really * BAD HAT *?

    Perhaps,he is being tasked to carry out this unenviable task?

    Amongst the PAPple,he is,to me, one of the better persons willing to SERVE THD PEOPLE to the best of his ability despite his own health condition.

    In this instance,i am not taking side with WRONG-DOING,be it committed by AMK GRC TOWN COUNCIL OR AHTC.

    ALL MUST UPHOLD THE SPIRIT OF INTEGRITY AND HONESTY nor just in wirds but ACTION.

    ALL WRONG-DOINGS MUST BE ACCOUNTED FIR.

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  • Realistically Speaking:

    The PM already publicly said he will fix the Oppositions. The meaning from the dictionary means “To influence the outcome of something, often through illicit means.” which can be perceived as, to block all others from serving the Nation including very capable honest and good citizens from replacing them regardless of their own poor performance that could run the country to the ground.

    https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/fix+(someone)

    We can’t allow empire states in our country, realistically speaking. We must uphold the purpose of the constitution & democracy of this country or we will soon be finished.

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  • opposition dude:

    It’s always nice to watch idiots, clowns, monkeys and turkeys make an ass of themselves in parliament isn’t it?

    Stroke PM isn’t the first nor the last to have said something wrong. Remember “You don’t need a big space to F”? or “Lowering pay might cause committed people not to step forward to serve the nation”.

    We can always look forward to gaffes like these. Someone should compile a full list plus Youtube videos if these were actually recorded.

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  • Sinkie:

    If more opposite candidates enter Parliament, wonder if Heng can take the pressure – his stroke may recur and we kena state funeral . . .

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  • a sorry situation:

    the house that Jack built is crumbling down.
    the signs are already showing for sometime now.
    HSK should not be the next pm.
    an ex stroke victim could get a relapse if put thro continued stressful situations.
    Does HSK feel that he cannot refuse his boss or cannot refuse the mil$ salary as future pm????

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    An IDIOT 1st Class but 2nd Class Economics @Oxford…PERIOD!!!!

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  • TruBlu:

    BTW,HSK is not my choice for a PM.
    He is and can be a very good minister or even DPM especially in ECONOMICS N FINANCE as CO-ORDINATING MINISTER after THARMAN.

    If PAP is more open-minded,THARMAN CAN BE A GOOD PM.

    BUT HSK is much better than Chan Can $ING anytime.
    he just needs to brush up on public speaking.

    HSK if he holds to INTEGRITY N HONESTY can be another GOH KENG SWEE,imho.

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  • highest paid by a wide margin:

    Another Richard Leong commented “He needs spoon feeding, so embarrassing for a so classed future pm to be. This guy is really cmi”

    Don’t forget the PAP also decided that he deserved to be the highest paid leader in the world, and by a wide, wide, wide margin. More than the salaries of the leaders of USA, China, Japan, India, Germany and UK combined.

    Because Singapore leaders are the most brilliant in the world, according to the yardstick of the PAP. They excelled in the exams regurgitating what the learned in the classroom and tuition centers. Never mind if they can’t speak. That is not measured in the PISA scores. Neither is the ability to think independently.

    How will they handle a debate in parliaments elsewhere if they can’t handle a meek and subdued one in SG?

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  • Harder Truths:

    Mr Magoo strikes again!!

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  • Fake Diamond Easily Cracks:

    Sub-standard, poor quality Lee-der (LHL selected leader) is not a good leader.

    Reasons why he fumbled:

    1. He fumbled because he is not made of solid material. A false diamond cannot withstand heat. Too much heat in the immediate surrounding caused the fake gemstone to crack.

    2. His conscience pricked him because he is not used to sabotaging others in the manner and fashion he was doing in Parliament.

    3. He did not prepare himself well because he had no confidence whether it was the right thing to do.

    4. Up there in Heaven, eyes were watching. Therefore, unseen godly hands made him fumbled.

    2.

    cracks.

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  • Dr. Chan:

    @highest paid by a wide margin
    PAP does not decide the amount of pay they get. It is voters who stupidly voted them in GE after GE who condone this.
    So technically, it is really not the PAP’s fault.

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  • MarBowling:

    Think Heng Sweet Cake did a very GREAT JOB warming his bIg Fat ARS* to be the NEXT WORLD CLASS PEEM OF SINKAPORE.

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  • pap GST at 9%:

    70% sheep must listen.

    when median wage is less than S$3,500 pm GROSS, pap ownself declare ownself S$m wage via a pliant parleement is legalized theft.

    made worse when gic under pap clown and temasick under pap clown wife have squandered money meant to reduce or cancel GST. so much so GST not only NOT reduced or cancelled but needs to be raised from 7% to 9%.

    why like that?

    listen to how pap heng talk when confronted. he tried to lie but hemmed and hawed instead. listen to how pap heng like about why GST need to be raised to 9%. pap heng says more taxes to help you more.

    BUT, 70% sheep if you don’t already know, GST is as good as squeezing blood out of stone if you are jobless.

    many of your children with so called world ranked nus ntu smu degrees are shaking at home, driving Grab. can they really afford 9% GST at that kind of wage? wake up. do the right thing. otherwise your grand children shall suffer the most.

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  • TruBlu:

    Not easy as a breeze debate point.
    Dirty politicking taking place within PAPple inner circle.
    Even Ah Long would not have ir easy,to be honest.

    Ah Long’s blue eye boy-boy waiting for netizens to poke fun at HSK.

    Then put forth CC$ as the *chosen one*?

    Why Ah Long doesnt bring this up himself?

    Plain as ABC.
    Netizens fall into Ah Long’s trap.
    HSK kena goreng n netizens cant see the real intention?

    HSK BETTER TAKES CARE OF HIMSELF B4 HE KENA ANOTHER STROKEE.

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  • TruBlu:

    It is very unlikely that the behibd-the-scenr *$cript-writers* could not anticipate this *sore point*;they probably left it out for some strange reasons.

    HSK has been made to look bad and ridiculed.
    He has been screwed from behind.
    It is quite clear and with all that *facial expression* from SOMEBIDY?

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  • PeeAyam:

    Are you ready for such a peeAyam?

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  • John Richards:

    Current PM will never pick a more capable person than himself to be the next PM. Simply because should Heng falter in his position as PM, Singaporeans will say ‘During Loong’s time we had better leadership.’ In other words, current PM’s ego will not permit him to be overshadowed by his successor.

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  • But:

    But regardless if u go any aircon bus interchange where all free seats occupied by retiree, PG or old timers , u hear them praising our gov as compared to current HK situation.

    So i believe 69% no change or maybe more.

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  • HDB flats depreciate to ZERO:

    HSK is not a “fighter”. He is just another over-rated, over-paid bureaucrat.

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  • Stumped:

    Those who watched the video would think he got stumped by the Opposition MP, an honest human being who is dedicated to her work and service to the people of Aljunied and Hougang. She must have received help from her “guardian angel.” Be careful what her guardian angel might do next. Haha!

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  • pap S$2 AIM company:

    the reason pap heng hemmed and hawed is because he is trying to tell a lie and the lie choked him.

    just like when pap disgrace fool tried to bully Ms Sylvia Lim (our future Prime Minister) and it choked her.

    pap liars are always caught. finally. one way or the other.

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  • So ..... .... ?:

    No big deal, as the chinese saying goes 經一事長一智.

    If Trump or Johnson can fumbled , no ig deal. If Xi visited Russia almost fell off stage or Germany chancellor caught live whole body shaking .

    So …..
    Mr CCS very happy ???

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  • Boh Kia See:

    The old fart would simply push him aside and deal with the questions himself. He did that during one of the former UoS student meetings when the chairman was ineffective. But then we all know that the old fart was a bully. The Clown did not do that but expressed himself well. I guess it is part of his acting arsenal that includes tearing up.

    What we see here is that instead of fixing the opposition, the PAP go itself fixed by none other than Aunty Sylvia. We were witnessing a person paid millions of dollars for such a performance. Maybe they need more money before they can perform better. At one stage, there were at least three front bench members involved trying to untangle that 4th generation “leader.” I think his political career with the PAP may well come to a close soon. The current Speaker may be promoted and the current Finance Minister/DPM will become Speaker instead.

    while I feel sorry for the Finance Minister/DPM to be publicly humiliated in such a fashion, it is of his own making.

    Singaporeans should take stock and see for themselves whether the PAP can deliver a better future for them–given the capability of the 4th generation “leaders.” If you still have doubts–watch that video again and again.

    It is time for a change and we now have a clutch of credible opposition parties able to deliver with fresh ideas and approach. The first term of these opposition parties will be difficult because they have to dismantle and review the policies of the past. A stock-take or “balance Sheet” as TCB puts it succinctly. Only then can we move forward.

    One must know and accept that the PAP cannot deliver and will not deliver a good future for Singaporeans given their collective mindset. If you want to have a good future for your children and descendent you really have no choice but to vote the opposition.

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  • decent looking people:

    //He is and can be a very good minister or even DPM especially in ECONOMICS N FINANCE as CO-ORDINATING MINISTER after THARMAN.//

    the white idiots like to co-opt a lot of decent looking people to front their wayang ‘attacks’ to tua-pow the daft sinkies ? good decent technocrats should not be co-opted to do the chao-kar busuk work of the white idiots ?

    perhaps, these decent people hold a strong cognitive dissonance and hence not able to do the chao-kar ‘attacks’ spontaneously with ease ? only the real fully pledged mf white idiots and gang can ‘attack’ with great ease and calm ?

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  • No Brush:

    You do not brush up your public speaking skill after 3 decades in Parly.
    Old [email protected]#t protected his 80+ YesMen from the likes of Francis Seow and Tang LH; the nation now witnesses his folly.
    You are as good as your toughest opponent; never lock-up or exile your best opponents. Ultimate loser is the nation

    TruBlu:
    BTW,HSK is not my choice for a PM.
    He is and can be a very good minister or even DPM especially in ECONOMICS N FINANCE as CO-ORDINATING MINISTER after THARMAN.

    If PAP is more open-minded,THARMAN CAN BE A GOOD PM.

    BUT HSK is much better than Chan Can $ING anytime.
    he just needs to brush up on public speaking.

    HSK if he holds to INTEGRITY N HONESTY can be another GOH KENG SWEE,imho.

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  • can continue to celebrate:

    //He is inherently not a really * BAD HAT *?

    Perhaps,he is being tasked to carry out this unenviable task?//

    yar lar. ‘not a bad hat” to front ” many bad hats” so VT the whole team in ? and then the whole cycle of “one not bad hat and many bad hats” can continue and daft sinkies can continue to celebrate this ‘tricky’ equation hor ?

    //ALL MUST UPHOLD THE SPIRIT OF INTEGRITY AND HONESTY nor just in wirds but ACTION.//

    aiyoh. go for the bigger ‘monster’ first lar with much greater implications than preaching about integrity and honesty which sound so sian and hollow ? ‘integrity and honesty’ are positive words of great virtue lar but preached by white idiotic monkeys, they sound like tokking about cheap ripen bananas lar ?

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  • bystander:

    Lehman Bros’ collapse, he had to lean on LKY to solve the mess, now he has to lean on LHL while trying to fix WP.
    But, but at least he is the “best” of all the mediocre 4G apes.
    PAP is short on talents, cos the talented dun wan to be PAP apes, who wants to be the puppet on the strings. Go on folks, continue to vote the white apes, cos finally you dun even get one nut at all. Woe betide you, dun even get any nut at all, because of inbreeding which leads to kosong brains.

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  • Bobo:

    Singapore needs another bold PM. HSK is bold enough to raise a 9% GST, 30% water hikes, insisted on a 10 million population in Singapore. A big clap is definitely too stingy. Who benefits the most once he is PM? Ans. is obviously the 70% from last GE.

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  • HSK is a loser:

    HSK is like LHL – a “loser”. Singaporeans are worse off since LHL became PM.

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  • TruBlu:

    Thanks to folks here for your comments on my posts.
    I stand by what i say.
    Right is wrong and wrong is wrong,be it oppo or PAP.

    I would have wished WP to be more circumspect.
    Honesty n Integrity are necessary ingredients for GOOD N HONEST GOVERNANCE,say what we like.I dont wish for any compromise even i support alternative in parliament.
    The oppo sgs who are there to CHECK N BALANCE MUST NOT ALLOW themselves must be vigilant,no excuses.

    Same for PAPple,same for OPPO(WP).

    I am just pointing out what i feel.
    I still affirm HSK is better person than most of the PAPple especially main rival,CC$.

    I believe he can do good in areas of economics n finance.
    Even oppo sgs may lack these expisure?

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  • vote for change:

    we need sharp talking straight shooting leaders..not wimps!

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  • Yelp:

    @vote for change

    So you like sharp talking straight shooting leaders like who?

    Lky was very sharp,so?

    Shanmugam also very sharp like razor!
    So too many others among them.

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  • TruBlu:

    HSK is not unlike LIM CHEE ONN.
    they are both the reticent kind but *CAN DO WORK*.

    He is right.
    What is glaringly LACKING here is INTEGRITY and also HONESTY.

    I am not saying HSK or PAPple are adhereing.
    Or even thd CIVIL SERVANTS,for that matter.

    All oppo sgs must never forget this as it is the ONLY WAY TO TRULY CHECK AND BALANCE the incumbents.

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  • Lam Pah Mini:

    I wonder is he fit to represent Singapore on world stage ?

    I do not mean he is a joke.

    I feel kinda no face with this calibre as head.

    Yours
    Lam Pah Mini
    LPM

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  • Steady or Coma?:

    Is he steady?
    I do not mean he went into coma before.

    Longan fainted on live TV.
    I do not mean he not steady.

    One coma stroke. One fainter.

    How? Like dis where got shiok?

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  • Failed Elites:

    Mediocre lead the mediocre.

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  • DavidNeo&IreneVanessa:Bastards:

    Everything is scripted. So loss for words.

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  • XO chai tow kway:

    Think CCS will do no better than HSK. Remember how he delivered his “XO chai tow kway” joke ? People were asking “Kong simi lan ???”. He’ll turn out to be a Super fumbling clown under pressure from Diva Sylvia !!!

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  • Is ok:

    The system will still go on and the musical chair plays on. Nothing changes. The world moves forward while some countries are in stagnancy and self denial mode. Sad that these people closed their eyes without enjoying a better tomorrow cos tomorrow in that place is always the same.

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  • Pioneer:

    They are the world highest paid clowns in the circus here. With too much million$$$, they are out of touch with the ordinary ppl First world country leeders enjoying $$$millions at the expense of many of our citizens who continue to suffer in their old age with sickness, and lack of money.

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