Hounded by the many who wanted to know if he should check in at the Institute of Mental Health, he remains opaque about revealing his schizophrenic tendencies on that voting day. He now admits he was in Parliament on Black Friday, but still did not want to say if he had intentionally left the chamber before the vote. In other words, he was absent and he was not absent, like Khaw Boon Wan saying the public housing prices are de-linked and not de-linked from the resale market. Maybe he soiled his pants when Low Thia Khiang made the surprise call for a division in the house, and provided a convenient alibi to be in the toilet cubicle at the crucial moment. Either that, or he would have been called to the woodshed later on for his earlier "hard-hitting speech". He even declined to comment on whether he had considered an abstention on the motion, which was the escape route taken by the Nominated Member of Parliament who is a well known publicity seeker for his prolific political commentaries. As the Bard puts it, these guys are full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
Unless Inderjit Singh follows the George Yeo escape to paradise to a foreign country, we may never know the truth. In his book, "Governance in Singapore", now available at the Lee Kong Chian Reference Library, Ross Worthington has a phrase for this type of behavior: "continuing to subscribe to the tenet of all secrets staying within the PAP family."