Re: Is the Singapore pledge an ideology or an aspiration " ... Sada vs LKY
- From: Zanzibar <zanzibar_duck@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2009 10:06:48 -0700 (PDT)
On Aug 20, 11:40 am, baldeagle <botakea...@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Aug 20, 9:35 am, baldeagle <botakea...@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
NMP Sadasivan, in his maiden speech, strongly urged that
we, the people (including the Members of parliament),
adhere to the national pledge, as our ideology, which are
our inalienable values,...to treat the pledge as the moral
compass for us as 'a people'...as a guide for all government
I was impressed ! Here is a new NMP, who believe in the
Pledge (most of us repeat the words mindlessly..as if it
was a meaningless jingle)...who believe in Singapore as a
united people regardless of race, language or religion...
who believe in justice and equality.
It did occur to me.. for a fleeting moments...asking whether
he harbours a hidden agenda...may be he wanted the same
privileges as the Malay for the Indians...
I re-examined his word carefully, I found no evil shadow
behind him. He was shooting straight from the hip. An
I missed last night's Parliament session. However, the head
lines in ST this morning screamed: "LKY rebuts NMP's notion
of race equality".
Was Sada's notion on race-equality wrong .. Did he
complain about the 'special' treatment' Malay received as
provided in the constitution ? The short answer is NO.
If Sada did not ask for the special privileges for the
Indians, then why the need for LKY to tell us that
Malay is more equal than others.
Why LKY feel threatened by Sada who asked for
justice and equality...in parliament?
Is it wrong to ask justice for citizen, for the workers
for everyone who is now denied justice?
Is it wrong to ask for equality (equal treatment)
between PAP vs Opposition, between Singaporean
and foreigners,...who is now being treated
unequally and unfairly.
What exactly is LKY telling young Singaporeans....
the pledge is just beautiful words...not to be treated
In Singapore, racial equality is not an issue...it is
enshrined in our Constitution.
But..there are other forms of inequalities in Singapore.
Shouldn't the MPs and political leaders make Singapore
into a more equal society.
Why is LKY against the ideal of making Singapore a
more equal society... as we have pledged everyday to
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If this NMP can speak out like this, it goes to show that other MPs or
minsters whom, with the same intellectual levels, are also aware of
the inequalities of problems that exis for many years now. This means
that MM cannot now deny it does not occur or exist. By his repy. it
was clear that there were many forms of unequalities applied on its
people and even to the oppositions.
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