12 Jul 2012, 6.07PM
It is shocking to read that less than 25% of MPs were present for Parliament by the end of the day. They are being paid five figures a month and it's not like Parliament meets every day.
From Today July 10 2012:
"The Land Transport Authority of Singapore (Amendment) Bill was not
passed yesterday as fewer than a quarter of members were present in the
House at the end of the debate. Mr Lui is expected to address the LTA's
role in last December's train disruptions in Parliament today."
The country is being short changed. Undoubtedly some of them are busy running their companies or with their directorships.
It is hard to believe such tardiness when important national issues are being discussed. Did some just turn up and leave after their presence was ticked?