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杜进才与公积金(二之一)

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从黑夜到黎明……       2012-8-17
http://navalants.blogspot.sg/2012/08/dr-toh-chin-chye-and-cpf-1-of-2.html

过去的新加坡国会,最针锋相对的是1980年代PAP李光耀与WP惹耶勒南(JB Jeyaretnam)之争。惹耶勒南凭1981年安顺区(Anson)补选成为国会议员,以斗牛士的身份进入国会。

http://navalants.blogspot.com/2011/08/into-election-years-of-nation-building.html

李光耀对惹耶勒南有许多负面评价:

Put it this way. As long as Jeyaretnam (Workers’ Party leader) stands for what he stands for — a thoroughly destructive force — we will knock him. There are two ways of playing this. One, you attack the policies; two, you attack the system. Jeyaretnam was attacking the system, he brought the Chief Justice into it. If I want to fix you, do I need the Chief Justice to fix you? Everybody knows that in my bag I have a hatchet, and a very sharp one. You take me on, I take my hatchet, we meet in the cul-de-sac. That’s the way I had to survive in the past. That’s the way the communists tackled me. He brought the Chief Justice into the political arena.
(Han Fook Kwang, Warren Fernandez, Sumiko Tan. Lee Kuan Yew: The Man and His Ideas. Singapore: Times, 1998)

当时国会只有惹耶勒南一个反对党员。事隔多年,新一届新加坡国会(2011-)多了八个反对党席位,国会辩论是否创出新纪元或许还言之过早,但至少有两张新面孔,分别代表两个截然不同的个人魅力:一个是学术风范的陈硕茂,另一个是把英国国会的辩论方式带入新加坡的维凯(Vikram Nair)。

2012年国会辩论财政预算案,三巴旺集选区议员34岁的律师维凯针对工人党议员陈硕茂对改善财政预算案的提议,和“尼日利亚骗局”作比较,以半戏弄的语气挖苦对方一番:

One of the very early experiences that I had with a good investment was an e-mail I received while I was a student, and it came from a person who claimed to be the second son of the President of Nigeria. And in this e-mail, he claimed that if I was to give him $10,000 by tomorrow, in order that he can take delivery of a multi-million dollar shipment of oil, he would be able to pay me back a million dollars the next week. I was a student. I did not have $10,000 at that time so I never took part in that investment. But I subsequently learnt that this was a scam. You know, imagine my hurt.
(Parliamentary report 29 Feb 2012)

人过五十而知天命,准备打人生下半场的陈硕茂沉着应变,轻描淡写地说对维凯的演讲没有澄清或提问的必要。维凯反省后承认:嘲讽意味太重、太过火了,感到非常过意不去。

火爆味强烈的还包括李显龙总理当年还是贸工部政务部长(Minister of State for Trade and Industry)的时候在国会维护公积金政策的一番激辩,当时以为赢了杜进才(Toh Chin Chye),将近一年后才知道其实是输了一战。阅读全文»

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