WP MPs to ask more frivolous ‘bird talk’ questions in today’s parliamentary sitting
Posted by temasektimes on September 10, 2012
Despite rising public concerns at the government’s immigration, labor and housing policies which appear to put native Singaporeans at a disadvantage, the elected ‘opposition’ in parliament continues to field more frivolous questions which few Singaporeans are interested in.
After wasting precious air time on completely irrelevant topics like PSLE textbooks, overseas voting and use of roads for parking by private land owners, the eight WP MPs in parliament including the two NCMPs are going to bore Singaporeans with more trivial issues.
According to a note on its official Facebook page, WP MPs will be asking questions about Integrated Day Facilities, NTUC First campus, tuition centers, tempered glass and among other things, BIRD NUISANCE in today’s parliamentary sitting.
Instead of asking the National Development Minister on the recent public outcry over the $1 million dollar resale flat purchased by a PRC new citizen, Sylvia Lim will be asking him on the use of tempered glass in panels used by condominium developers.
Meanwhile, newly elected MP for Hougang Png Eng Huat seems more interested in BIRDS than Singaporeans and will be asking the National Development Minister how AVA is tackling bird nuisance.
There are no questions fielded by Low Thia Kiang and Chen Show Mao. It is not known if they will be attending the session or if they are even in Singapore.
The Workers Party’s worsening performance in parliament is peeving off an increasingly number of Singaporeans who want their genuine concerns to be heard in parliament instead of such trivial matters of little importance, leading some to label the party as the PAP’s ‘B’ team aka the ‘Wayang Party’ which does nothing but ‘wayang’ in parliament.
Some comments by WP supporters expressing their disappointment at WP on Facebook:
“Seriously, I have read the questions asked by the WP, some of them are non-relevant, wouldn’t it be better for at least finding a bread-and-butter issues to ask instead. Expect for the bicycle saga, other questions are really non-relevant at all. Quite disappointed, please asked at least some hard questions.” – Wong Teng
“I agree with Wong Teng – lot of non-relevant questions and not enough hard questions. And don’t make lame excuses like no civil servant support etc.” – Jack Lam
“WP need help indeed. Only a handful of them are capable in raising questions that Singaporeans are concerned with. For one year that passed, I think CSM is one of the most disappointing with neither much grassroot nor parliamentary appearance. Hope he can do better…” – Adrian Khiat
In the aftermath of last year’s General Election, WP MP Pritam Singh publicly declared that the Workers Party prefer to work with the PAP than the other opposition parties:
“If the PAP fails to win a majority in the next election, the Workers Party will form a coalition government with it (to keep it in power)”
Given the limited resources faced by the opposition parties, Singaporeans should consider throwing their support to REAL opposition parties which can make a REAL difference in parliament and not such dummies who are more interested in ‘bird talk’.