11 Aug '11, 1am

A few of our readers wrote in to say MPs shouldn't have turned up for the NDP in the colours of their parties. #NDP2011

A few of our readers wrote in to say MPs shouldn't have turned up for the NDP in the colours of their parties. #NDP2011

'I couldn't help but wonder why no MP turned up in red.' MR ERIC ONG: 'I couldn't help but wonder why no MP turned up in red. Instead, they wore white or light blue tops. Surely they should be together as one with fellow citizens in celebration. A red top with a pair of white trousers or skirt would not go amiss in the sea of red we saw in the stands. All students attending National Day celebrations on the eve were encouraged to wear a red top to school. When we celebrate our 47th birthday, I hope our MPs will join us by wearing red for the parade.' This is the spirit 'Patriotism first and politics second.' MR TAN BUCK LIM: 'Yesterday's photograph (above) showed People's Action Party and Workers' Party MPs dressed in their political party colours. The National Day Parade is a time where patriotism comes first and politics second. The Singapore spirit should prevail. Hence,...

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