Patrick Tay and Leong Mun Wai’s recent parliamentary speeches

I have read and/or watched some of both pap MPs and opposition MPs’ recent speeches in Parliament and to me, two good speeches stood out. They were the speeches delivered by Patrick Tay and Leong Mun Wai.

To merely rise to speak or to repeat what many Singaporeans have been calling on the government to do, be it to impose a quote on Employment Pass holders or to disclose the numbers of EP holders who have gone on to become PRs and then new citizens from 2005, the year that CECA came into effect or to tackle hiring bias among some companies or the over concentration of a particular foreign nationality in any particular organisations etc isn’t new at all.

To me, those calls made by various different MPs, although valid, weren’t adding much value to our parliamentary debates. There is really no need to repeat what fellow netizens have been posting on-line for ages, in fact, day in and day out.

The deciding factor on whether such ‘on-line inputs’ get anywhere or nowhere is whether pap ministers heed them or dismiss them. That is the crux of the issue. In any case, many of those on-line postings are not without merits especially in the face of a lack of information and transparency.

The fears, the anxieties and the worries among our growing unemployed is real. I would like to urge ministers such as Heng Swee Keat, Josephine Teo, Chan Chun Sing, their junior ministers and not forgetting that useless son too to be more open minded, more willing to re-think and re-examine their beliefs, attitudes, premises and strategies toward S and EP holders in Singapore and all related matters especially in this very challenging time.

The survival of many affected people and their families are an immediate, clear and present concern.

Going for training, retraining and acquiring new skills sound so right and they are useful but they are long shots and they will take time to bear fruits.

In conclusion, I urge all to revisit and listen again to Patrick Tay and Leong Mun Wai’s recent parliamentary speeches. To me, they were the best and even worth saving. Think.


Simon Lim




5 Responses to “Patrick Tay and Leong Mun Wai’s recent parliamentary speeches”

  • Harder Truths:

    When a thief urges other thieves to be honest, it is most likely wayang as usual.

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  • 61% cotton sheep:

    when you are of substance, people know.

    when you wayang, people also know.

    when you want to do good, people can see.

    when you wayang for S$m wage, people also can see.

    writer mentioned 2 names. alas. one is pap. so we skip this one.

    the other is PSP. this one is kilat. can speak Japanese too.

    what is our point?

    over 80% of pap folks in parleement today all mumbling, because these mumbling folks are also blinking fools only.

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  • sampai tuah:

    Simon, the big problem is that the 61% refuse to do as you suggests. to THINK.
    thats why we sgs are in the mess we’re in.

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  • xoxo:

    I think ParLEEmen need a DR CHEE OR DE TAN CHENG BOCK to wake them up?

    That said, kudos to both Pat n Leong for SOEAKING OUT WHAT THE VOICELESS sgs harbour quietly deep in their miserable hearts.

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  • Outcome:

    After all the speeches…what matters is the outcome.
    Hope to see real action and result this time.

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