Daily Lessons from Life 03-04 February 2018 - "Getting back at each other?"!!
"Improper for MPs or public officers to 'get back' at each other: DPM Teo
SINGAPORE: Members of Parliament or public officers who use their position or authority to "get back" at each other because of disagreements will be investigated, Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean said on Sunday (Feb 4).
Dr Lee had said that some in the Government have not been able to take her straight-talking ways, while among civil servants, she has quite a reputation too. "I even have friends who tell me, 'Bee Wah, when you step down, then you will know, these civil servants will get back at you'," Dr Lee said.
In response, DPM Teo acknowledged that MPs and public officers "will not always see issues from the same perspective" and that they will often encounter competing demands and priorities.
"When this happens, they should resolve whatever issues that may arise professionally, through reasoned discussion and objective analysis," Mr Teo said. "The Government expects public officers and MPs alike to conduct themselves in a proper manner. One can disagree while respecting the integrity and point of view of the other party.
"It would be improper for either MPs or public officers to 'get back at' each other because of disagreements over work. If anyone knows of either public officers or MPs using their position or authority to act in this improper way, he or she should raise the matter with me with the facts, and I will have it investigated.""
I didn' know MP Lee is a Dr Lee though I do know she is Professional Engr. She does, as ackniwledged herself, has a uncomfortable straight talking stye that can be refined if she wanted to. Of course, late x-MM/SM/PM Lee see no need to change his talking style though he was one of a kind. No one came close to his vision, wisdom n execution prowess.
Any thought of MPs or civil servants getting back at each other sounds silly n childish. Also, if Sgp government n it' civil services r clean n incorruptible, any personal vendetta by any civil servants against x-MPs will be found out n investigated.
So, hopefullt even without the DPM Teo's intervention, the due process is already well established n run on its own!!
Let's not put too much into a self-proclaimed straight talking MP's comments. It is no big deal. Ya?
I finished in 6hrs50mins in 2015 SCMS. Worst of the 8th attempts!
My 2016 Resolutions
1 Life Long Pursuit always: - at personal level, to be a good father, husband, son, friend and human being; - at work level, to be a professional; practising the 7e Way of leaders;
2 To continue the holistic healthy lifestyle of 'eating right and exercising regularly' so as to keep the weight at 70-71kg and off HBP medication;
3 To continue to find ways to promote the 7e Way of Leaders, to generate revenue from at least 3 sources, and to get article published in established publications;
4 To continue to contribute as Volunteer Probation Officer (VPO) with the Probation Services Branch; as Senior Health Ambassador (SHA) for Health Promotion Board (HPB); and some other Volunteer opportunities.
5 To invest wiser and trade wisely to profit from an extremely challenging 2016;
6 To complete the 2016 SCMS on 04 December 2016 under 6.5hrs and raise at least S$5.9k for Singapore Cancer Society!;
7 To always has space for the Unexpected.
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2009 Dec Tawian Holidays
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I did it 6hr19sec for the 7th time!
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Lu's Marathon 07 Dec 2008
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