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MP Denise Phua apologises for 'walking time-bombs' comment
« on: April 08, 2016, 12:25:11 pm »
http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/mp-denise-phua-apologises-walking-time-bombs-comment


Many netizens took to social media to voice their unhappiness after some media sites such as Mothership.sg and The Independent highlighted Ms Phua's comments in their reports.

In a Facebook post on April 8, Ms Phua said she had no intentions of undermining any specific group, and acknowledged that she should not have used the phrase "walking time-bombs" to describe high-density congregations.

"I personally get along very well with the foreign cleaners in my constituency. To them and the other foreign workers in our country, thank you for your help and please accept my sincere apology if I have caused you concern," she said in her post.

Comments on the post have so far mixed. While many supported and thanked the MP for clarifying her comments, some Facebook users remained unconvinced. One netizen identified as Sherwin Tay asked if some groups of people are not welcomed in the area, and how the suggestions Ms Phua raised would actually solve the problem of congestion.

He said in his post: "I regularly exercise my right of Agency to drive into Little India for lunch, contributing to the congestion amid a flurry of other people who congregate there by circumstance (familiar goods, services, and communal ties). Are you insinuating that specific individuals among those have less of a right to be there than me, and should therefore stay on the other side of a fence? I'm interested to know how you're going to make that distinction.

"Or maybe you're suggesting that I should call ahead to make sure that there aren't too many people there before I head out, lest I end up on the other side of that fence too?"




denise phua is one of the nicest MP I've seen.

she's already made an apology for the untimely and insensitive remark - so what else do you want her to do?  resign like ex-MP Choo Wee Khiang for his "pitch black" remark about driving through Little India? ???

that Sherwin Tay is really a stupid clown ..... understand the context of her speech or he cannot read? ???  really pundek ....
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Re: MP Denise Phua apologises for 'walking time-bombs' comment
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2016, 01:35:56 pm »
denise phua is one of the nicest MP I've seen.
Really meh?  Got any examples of her niceness?
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Re: MP Denise Phua apologises for 'walking time-bombs' comment
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2016, 02:04:25 pm »
Really meh?  Got any examples of her niceness?

she always speak up for the down-trodden and marginalized segments of Singapore's society ..... no meh? ???
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Re: MP Denise Phua apologises for 'walking time-bombs' comment
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2016, 09:13:25 am »
she always speak up for the down-trodden and marginalized segments of Singapore's society ..... no meh? ???
I dunno.. she just gives me vibes that she's haolian.
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Re: MP Denise Phua apologises for 'walking time-bombs' comment
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2016, 09:32:06 am »
I dunno.. she just gives me vibes that she's haolian.

izzit because she looks aksi-aksi like that izzit? ???
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Re: MP Denise Phua apologises for 'walking time-bombs' comment
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2016, 09:47:58 am »
izzit because she looks aksi-aksi like that izzit? ???
It's her mannerism and the way she talks.  I can't remember whether it was the last elections or 2011 when she was on CNA for a discussion with opposition party members.
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Re: MP Denise Phua apologises for 'walking time-bombs' comment
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2016, 12:56:18 pm »
Her time is up, will be gone for next GE.

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Re: MP Denise Phua apologises for 'walking time-bombs' comment
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2016, 03:18:55 pm »
Her time is up, will be gone for next GE.
I doubt it.  Singaporeans like to take the high moral ground only through social media and talking at kopitiams.  When a foreign worker's dormitory is going to be built near their homes, they will start to kpkb instead.

Her comments may be controversial but majority of the residents staying in Little India will like what she said.
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