Sunday, April 03, 2011
I will give my take on this interesting discussion later in the day.
Watch it. Cost of living looks like its going to be the single biggest issue in this election.
I wanted to write about the cost of living and the flaws in Tharman and Josephine Teo's argument. I read through the comments and noticed quite a few people have already figured it out.
I will instead tell you a story about Mr. Wijeysingha not Vincent Wijeysingha, the SDP rep in the video but his father, Eugene Wijeyshigha, who was my JC principal.
During one of the celebrations at my JC (I think it was National Day) there were several performances put up by students - the Outdoor Activities Club (OAC) had a flying fox demonstration followed by the TKD club's action-packed sparring. During the TKD item, Principal Wijeysingha suddenly stood up and ran all the way from his seat in the stadium to the part of the field where the 2 TKD exponents were sparring, The whole school was quite shocked by the sight of the principal running across the football field and everyone wondered what was going on. . . When he stopped ...everyone understood what he was doing. The OAC guys secured one end of the flying fox rope with a metal spike hammered into the ground and Principal Wijeysingha was afraid that the TKD guys might injure themselves falling onto the spike. Although he was sitting quite far away from where the TKD fellers were sparring, he didn't wait for somebody else to do something ...the moment he sense trouble, he got up and ran as fast as he could to prevent a potential accident.
There is a reason why Dr. Vincent Wijeyshigha joined the opposition. I think everyone who listened and watched him on Saturday night understands why we need to put this man into parliament. Just as his father prevented a potential accident so many years ago, we need more people like Vincent Wijeyshingha in parliament to put this country on the right course and create a better future for Singaporeans.
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Posted by Lucky Tan