Friday, April 08, 2016
Where are the MPs during Budget Debate?
I feel extremely sad about this. Budget Debate is the MOST IMPORTANT parliamentary debate of the year but yet, the attendance is really pathetic.
I wonder why nobody stop the session and ask the Speaker to check whether there is a Quorum to continue the debate or not! This will definitely happen in HK if the pro-establishment legislators were absent!
It is truly a shame that we paid these MPs so much but yet, they went MIA during the most important parliamentary sitting of the year. Sigh.
No matter how Talented their candidates political parties claimed they are during Generation Elections, as long as these "Talented" people are just taking MP as a part time job and start missing the most important parliamentary debate of the year - Budget Debates, they are practically and basically USELESS to our Democracy and our voters!
But somehow, Singapore voters are just mesmerized by the sweet talk and glamorous qualifications of these candidates and kept voting them into parliament every GE. That is the sad state of affairs of our Democracy. The Ruling Party is only interested to maintain minimum number of MPs in parliament to keep the quorum but most of its MPs and Ministers are MIA during the Budget Debate. And yes, the 70% of Voters voted for this.
It is PAP's standards of First World Parliament.
Goh Meng Seng