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Dear Blog,
It has been reported that the MP’s P65 blog isn’t doing as well as it was intended to be. What did you expect, when most of what’s pub­lished are snip­pets from par­lia­men­tary speeches and some of my fel­low MPs’ thoughts on what some min­is­ters have said. To tell you the truth, I’d be bored shit­less as well.

But ask­ing us to blog on a reg­u­lar basis when our work­load is so heavy already is really a tough assign­ment. We really don’t have a life as MPs, whether you’re a back­bencher or not.

Speak­ing of the back benches, the air-conditioning vent at the back of the cham­ber is really too much. Where I sit has been nick­named “ISD inter­view room” and “Inuka’s Chair” alter­nately. But the cold does keep me awake though.

Still, there are days I wish I had brought my PSP. I can’t wait to get my hands on Nokia’s new Ngage offer­ings though. Maybe get a few other back­benchers to hook up and play together while they’re “debat­ing” the Budget.

That would really liven things up a bit for us. I mean, there are hardly any sur­prises in Cham­ber. We’re briefed so many times about things before they are actu­ally tabled, we already know who is going to say what before we go and sit in Par­lia­ment for a few hours. Did I men­tion that it’s very cold where I sit?

Take the Mas Sela­mat inci­dent. We knew what hap­pened already. Well, vaguely. And all that was left was to go to the Cham­ber and lis­ten to Kan Seng explain as lit­tle as pos­si­ble. I think he was look­ing sheep­ish, but that could be con­strued as look­ing smug, as some inter­net forumers have already pointed out. I won’t tell you which forum, because I’m not sup­posed to be look­ing at that site.

Still, I didn’t have any ques­tions for the DPM, and all I could think about was how much he looked like this Hol­ly­wood actor who always plays one kind of loser on screen. Look at that photo and tell me that doesn’t look like a fella who’s lost a dan­ger­ous fugi­tive under his watch.

I know I should have been think­ing con­struc­tively, but hon­estly, I was kinda shocked as well, how the ISD could let Mas Sela­mat escape. I had always thought, once you’re in, you’re in.

Me and the other P65 MPs chat­ted about this on MSN, until one Old Timer sud­denly appeared online from “lurk­ing” mode and told us that we post-65ers are so com­pla­cent bla bla bla, take things for granted bla bla bla, think that every­thing is fool proof bla bla bla.

Oops. Would you look at the time? I have to rush down to my con­stituency to meet the peo­ple. It’s gonna be the same old shit again. Lift not work­ing, rub­bish chok­ing up, Sin­ga­pore Power not giv­ing them grace period to pay up. It’s hard to be con­cerned when there really isn’t any­thing you can do for these poor peo­ple some­times. It’s their own fault for not plan­ning prop­erly, yet, we have to help them when they get stuck in a rut.

Sighz. I sup­pose that’s what being an elected MP is about. Unlike those NCMPs, or Nin­CoM­Poops, as I like to call them. Haha. Nin­CoM­Poops. That’s funny.

More later.

- P65 Roxx.

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