"My child scored the second highest in her class for a recent Maths common test, but her achievement was undermined by a classmate to be due to her father being an MP. "
Somewhere down his convoluted train of thoughts, we sense the justification for his exercise in futile verbosity, "Your classmate may not necessarily understand what I do, but I am sure his comments meant no malice." He's using his daughter as a proxy to hit back at a kid her age! Hello, if you want to pick a fight, at least choose someone your own size.
Quite obviously Baey hasn't watched the Roman Polanski movie "Carnage", in which two sets of parents initiated a cordial meeting after their sons are involved in a playground rumble, and ended up exposing their own visceral failings as their increasingly childish behavior throws the evening into utter chaos. Some so-called adults, instead of the kids they are trying to preach to, should be seen and not heard - or read in social media.
Baey rode the coattails of the GRC sham into parliament, instead of facing the opposition mano-a-mano in a SMC like, say, Hougang. One hopes his daughter will not follow the cowardly ways of his poor example, and fight her own battles instead. Else she should follow the example of Goh Chok Tong's daughter and emigrate to a foreign land, where her own kids need not be embarrassed by the antics of a screwy grandpa.
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