One year on, Iswaran is claiming that there were 47 cases of rioting last year, all linked to alcohol consumption. Since the knee-jerk clamp down on alcoholic beverages started right after 8 December 2013, the number of riots must be higher in the preceding years, when alcohol was in abundant free flow. As in at least more than once in three or four decades.
But we have seen how the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) and Housing and Development Board (HDB) can disagree with minister Khaw Boon Wan on whether the tender for a place-of-worship site can be awarded to a company that is not affiliated to a religious organisation. Note also the significant qualification of timing when Khaw said, "for a quarter of a century we never had a for-profit company taking part in such temple tenders". Who knows, when the final flip-flop is effected on the U-turn to the Eternal Pure Life undertaking, something that happened earlier before the aforementioned quarter of a century will be quoted to justify the inevitable - a commercial columbarium built at Fernvale Link.
Most of us have terminated our subscription to the local papers because of the crap printed. But we need a score card to keep tab on how the politicians twist and squirm to camouflage their incompetence, and outright lies. Maybe we should write more to Huffington Post and the like.