19 Oct '11, 5am

MP Janil Puthucheary's maiden speech in Parliament.

MP Janil Puthucheary's maiden speech in Parliament.

the following is the maiden speech by MP Janil Puthucheary (Debate on Presidential Address) in the 12th sitting of Parliament: – Mr Speaker, Sir, I am privileged to rise in support of the motion of thanks to the President for his address. Sir I would like to speak on two issues which I believe merit re-examination as to what is the ‘right thing’ for our citizens. I would also like to use them as examples as to how we may move forward in considering what we want our society to become. Should we focus on the hard-headed pragmatic realism or should we occasionally pay heed to our hearts and emotions? Can we do both? Is there a role for an ideology in our development as a nation? How do we go about deciding what values to use as a framework for policy development? The first issue concerns single unwed parents, especially mothers. Before any confusion arises let me state catego...

Full article: http://theonlinecitizen.com/2011/10/janil-puthucheary-ass...

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