When Saying Sorry Means Nought
Below in italic is extracted from Yahoo - a "must read" [Link]
"If we didn't get it right, I'm sorry. But we will try better the next time."
It was an apology that Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong saw fit to repeat twice on Tuesday during the People's Action Party (PAP) first lunchtime rally at Boat Quay next to UOB Plaza.
PM Lee acknowledged some of the government's initiatives have resulted in "side effects", such as problem gambling among Singaporeans due to the opening of the Integrated Resorts.
He also cited the congestion in public transport because of the increased intake in foreigners.
"These are real problems, we will tackle them. But I hope you will understand when these problems vex you or disturb you or upset your lives, please bear with us, we are trying our best on your behalf," said PM Lee to a crowd of about a thousand.
The secretary-general of the PAP continued, "And if we didn't quite get it right, I'm sorry but we will try better the next time."
Pushing on with a message he had for voters on Monday, PM Lee also admitted the government had made two other high-profile errors.
"We made a mistake when we let Mas Selamat run away. We made a mistake when Orchard Road got flooded," he said.
"No government is perfect… we will make mistakes. But when it happens we should acknowledge it, we should apologise, take responsibility, put things right. If we are to discipline somebody, we will do that, and we must learn from the lessons and never make the same mistake again," said PM Lee.
Like father like son! They never mean what they say. The never say what they mean. They are mean and untrustworthy. Simple as that!
To say sorry then for the sad state of affairs they created and to put up the White Paper on Population now to fook us and our descendants up is simply beyond comprehension! Are they so deranged that reality has escaped them? Or have they given up on Singapore to create mayhem just so to enhance their well-being?
Why put up a White Paper to have 7 million population to be discussed in parliament and then to mitigate the impact by saying it's only the worse case scenario?
Since PAP can no longer dazzle us with their brilliance, are they trying to confuse us with their crap? If this White PAPer ain't crap, I don't know what is.
Let's see if the crap will hit the celing in parliament tomorrow.
Meanwhile, please pay mindful attention to Dr Poh Soo Kai's speech on 2nd February 2013, the 50th Anniversary of Operation Cold Store.
Please note that I have edited the video so that the complete speech by Dr Poh continued in English instead of being translated intermittently between paragraphs. If the quality of the video is not up to your expectation, please pardon me as I was only using a smart phone (too smart for me) to record the event.