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Sunday, October 04, 2009
YGBSM -vvw

Once in a while, our nation will churn out news that can only be classified under the category of YGBSM, which stands for "you gotta be shittin' me". Here are two recent examples.

1. No need for women to do NS, says PM Lee
A DIALOGUE between Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and around 200 women from various women's organisations yesterday focused on an arguably male-centric issue - national service.
Of the 10 women who spoke, six rose to debate whether NS should be made compulsory for women and children of new citizens and permanent residents, and whether it disadvantaged men, at the People's Association Women's Integration Network Council dialogue.

Asked whether Singapore women are disadvantaged as, unlike men, they do not receive NS allowances as part of their pay, PM Lee assured the mainly female audience that career advancement for men and women alike would depend on the individual's ability.... Full article
First of all, this qualifies as YGBSM news because the debate is essentially similar to cats discussing the quality of pasture grass (My tax dollars are clearly well spent, seeing how the PM is spending quality time to engage in such fruitful discussions). Second, whoever asked whether women were disadvantaged by not receiving NS allowances, the only answer I have for her is, "You gotta be shittin' me".

2. Canal in Bishan to become river Full Article

The government is gonna convert a concrete canal into a river with grassy banks. This is all very nice. Except that when my mother saw the picture, she had this to say:
"Huh?! This is what all the rivers looked like before they got turned into canals wat!"

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