82 PAP MPs will field a total of 96 questions ranging from “cashless society” to parking labels in Parliament on Monday (Sep 11), but none of them is about the Malay Presidency. The announcement was made by state media CNA today (Sep 8) after States Times Review received a tip off from a PAP MP of a note in circulation, asking MPs not to field any question regarding the Malay Presidency.
Two days earlier (Sep 6), Opposition MP Sylvia Lim was banned by the Lee Hsien Loong-controlled Parliament from questioning the Parliament about the first elected president.
The banned question would deem the coming reserved election illegal if Ong Teng Cheong is acknowledged as the first elected president. The ruling party government claimed that President Wee Kim Wee is the first elected President, but historical records proved that he was appointed and the actual first President who won in an election is President Ong Teng Cheong. The Singapore Courts earlier rejected answering the question, saying that the Parliament gets to decide. However, when an opposition MP tried to raise the question, she was blocked from asking.
On the next Parliament hearing next Monday, 10 PAP MPs will “debate” about dictator Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s call for a cashless society which he claimed will make the nation “smarter”. The PM intends to remove cash payments in daily transactions, and make payment for transaction fees compulsory. The move however greatly inconvenienced elderly Singaporeans, especially for those who do not read English and the many who are cash-strapped do not have a bank card.