01 Mar '11, 12pm

In the race for a slice of the Budget, Sports was left far behind.

In the race for a slice of the Budget, Sports was left far behind.

In comments during the Budget debate, Ms Yeo drew on her experience as a sports participant and spectator. -- ST PHOTO: AZIZ HUSSIN IN THE race for a slice of the Budget, Sports was left far behind. On Tuesday, its absence prompted two members of the House to point out its benefits, and its role in bringing citizens together. The two who spoke up were veterans of the sporting sector; one was swim queen and Nominated MP Joscelin Yeo; the other was Singapore Table Tennis Association president Lee Bee Wah, an MP for Ang Mo Kio GRC. In comments during the Budget debate, Ms Yeo drew on her experience as a sports participant and spectator. The swim champion spoke of the rush that comes from being part of the cheering crowd when Singapore's soccer team won the Malaysia Cup in 1994: 'We were high-fiving people we didn't know and hugging random strangers out of elation regardless o...

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