23 Oct '11, 3pm

"I also refer to Mr Lim Swee Say’s implication that criticisms should only be made when one has alternatives. A...

"I also refer to Mr Lim Swee Say’s implication that criticisms should only be made when one has alternatives. A...

I refer to the recent letters to the various media on the speeches of the Opposition MPs and the rebuttals by the PAP MPs in Parliament. For those who feel that the Opposition MPs are still in campaign mode, I’d like to remind them that these are their maiden speeches for the 1st sitting of the parliament of the new term of government. It is definitely not inappropriate for MPs to make reflective speeches for such an occasion, especially not after such a hotly fought General Election and especially not for the Workers’ Party which made history by winning a previously unassailable fortress of a PAP GRC. I also refer to Mr Lim Swee Say’s implication that criticisms should only be made when one has alternatives. A cogent analogy would be that if my contractor makes a mess of painting my home, I must be able to tell him how else he should do it before I think about criticising...

Full article: http://theonlinecitizen.com/2011/10/criticise-only-when-y...

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