Who holds the record for speaking the least in Parliamentary history?

I refer to the article “PAP MP Rahayu Mahzam: Dumbest MP of 2017” (States Times Review, Jan 6, 2018).

It states that “According to a tabulation by Chinese papers Lian He Zao Bao, Jurong GRC PAP MP Rahayu Mahzam is the dumbest MP of 2017, making only 8 speeches in a year. Defending her “record”, the part-time MP on a S$192,000/year salary who works full-time as a lawyer told reporters that she does not see the need to repeat questions filed by others:

“Most of my questions are related to the law profession, and I would normally ensure that my questions have not been raised by others.”

The Chinese papers did not give a ranking of who spoke the least as the data is highly embarrassing to the ruling party government.

The list of most vocal MPs are as follow:

1) WP NCMP Leon Perera (151 times)
2) PAP MP Louis Ng (103 times)
3) WP NCMP Dennis Tan (94 times)
4) WP NCMP Daniel Goh (83 times)

The most vocal MP in Parliament is NCMP Leon Perera from the Workers’ Party, who made 151 speeches and questions in a year – or an average of about 3 speeches a week. When interviewed by the media, MP Leon Perera said that there is a lot of questions to ask the government.”

Former Minister never speak?

In this connection, I searched the Parliamentary records [ LINK ] for “Mah Bow Tan” for the Parliamentary sittings of the 12th Parliament (from the general election of 2011 until 5 February 2013), and could not find anything that was said by him.

So, does this mean that he did not say anything in Parliament in the one and a half years or so?

NCMP spoke 82 times?

For the purpose of comparision, I searched “Lina Chiam” which returned 82 results.

Former Minister spoke once only?

I searched “Wong Kan Seng” and found only one result.

Are there any other MPs who didn’t say, or hardly said anything too, in the Parliamentary history of Singapore ?

 

Leong Sze Hian

 

 

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21 Responses to “Who holds the record for speaking the least in Parliamentary history?”

  • bgkl:

    Because earning a part-time MP salary is not enough, still must work out your output-input (work vs. income) ROI towards infinity.

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  • I'm halimah also Jiak Liao Bee:

    Sinkies are still paying $16k a month to feed that parasitic Woody Goh who at his age is still drawing that obscene pay check plus his Ministerial pay, and does fiack off.

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  • Dummies voted for dummies:

    Remember who said this? “…. if you already have a great orchestra, you can put a dummy there and you still got great music.”

    Apparently the orchestra we have in papleement is so huge that they can put so many dummies there, all made possible because dummies voted for the dummies.

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  • N.Jungne:

    Cannot expect them to open their mouth, if GOLD drops out how?

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  • patriot of Temesak:

    “In a FOOL Orchestra, placing a DUMMY in the middle would make NO DIFFERENCE”

    Nobody will NOTICE!!!

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  • MarBowling:

    Although that MF Shortarse Bugger MarBok Tan didn’t speak a single word in Parliament btw 2011 and 2013, prior to that period he did a LOT of horrendous stuff to motorists as Transport Minister(ERP, COE, etc) and to the common folks as Housing Minister(prices of new and resale HDB flats based on market rate, etc)! Karma and retribution will soon call and catch up with him soon! Smiling Tiger will smile no more! HoLee Shits.

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  • C'est la vie:

    *****
    Truth sucks, doesn’t it !!!

    SG MP’s are voted in and paid by its citizens to do absolutely sweet Fark All !!

    Just as dumb as those whom voted them in !!!
    ***
    *****

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  • the obvious question:

    What is there for the PAPs follow-the-leader-yes-men ministars to utter?
    They cant possibly ‘go against ‘.
    Worse many even M.I.A.
    useless buggers.
    .noticed that ng chee meng always dozing off n cant keep his eyed open..
    Mayb my imagination?

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  • so obvious:

    In Singapore’s parliament sitting’s context, whether you speak 100 times or none at all, it doesn’t make any difference in the figuares of the pay cheques!!..BUT you must know how to wag your tails and utter 2 simple words: YES SIR!!

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  • Trust only myself:

    Most stupid Singaporeans must be staying in Jurong GRC since their MP don’t have anything to speak up for……

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  • opposition dude:

    All good boys and girls who would prefer to keep quiet and vote a big hearty YES to whatever PAP wants.

    Who doesn’t remember the PWP in 2013 when the whole bunch of monkeys voted yes to it?

    And this lawyer bugger, she is sooooo quiet I don’t even know her name nor who she is!

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  • FL:

    Some ppl say that speak less in pariahment better, unlikely to make mistake and get the same pay check. See oppo Leon spoke the most in pariahment, and he was forced to apologie for a small mistake. From none other than a non-oppo side.

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  • Change We Must:

    Highly paid dumber. I think the NCMPs are more worthy. Yet they are paid only 15% of those part-time MPs.

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  • Tan ah kow:

    why so careful to speak?..go parileement and ask which minister like to eat char kway tiow cannot ah

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  • “5Ds” is the smartest move:

    Hahahaha !!!
    Instead of chasing for the 5Cs, these days many (or maybe most) of them are expediently and conveniently and “wisely” going for and apparently contented with the obviously more “practical” 5Ds. Why not, much easier and less headaches. Enjoy it while you can.
    5Ds – DUDOK DIAM DIAM DAPAT DUIT (in Malay)
    SIT QUIETLY QUIETLY GET MONEY (English translation)
    Hahahaha !!!
    Why stir the hornets’ nest, just wayang a bit, toe the line, say some pleasantries and niceties at some functions or interviews, and quickly go home and watch the travel channel TV.
    Are they really the people’s representatives?
    Observe them, all of them.
    Politicians or self-interested careerists?
    You decide.
    Hahahaha !!!

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  • NotMyProblem:

    “Most of my questions are related to the law profession, and I would normally ensure that my questions have not been raised by others.”

    WTF excuse is this? MP is supposed to represent the constituents why only the law profession? Law Profession already has Law Society to represent why need her to do so? How my lawyers are there in Jurong GRC, does she know? Please lah, residents in Jurong GRC are mainly ex-Malaysians and other ex-foreigners!!

    Also if she really want to ask question, she could be the first one to ask why worry if the question will be repeated!! Perhaps it is the case of “opening her month to clear all doubt that she is stupid”!!!

    Who is this MP Rahayu anyway?

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  • For show only:

    A bunch of good for nothing dumb dumbs!
    So exasperating!!

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  • Exam-smart but stupid:

    MarBowling:
    Although that MF Shortarse Bugger MarBok Tan didn’t speak a single word in Parliament btw 2011 and 2013, prior to that period he did a LOT of horrendous stuff to motorists as Transport Minister(ERP, COE, etc) and to the common folks as Housing Minister(prices of new and resale HDB flats based on market rate, etc)! Karma and retribution will soon call and catch up with him soon! Smiling Tiger will smile no more! HoLee Shits.

    I remember LKY campaigning for Marbok Tan (and Ng Pok Too) citing they had all “A” grades in school while Chiam See Tong was all “C”. Show the stupidity and incompetence of arrogant, self-serving LKY.

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  • ads:

    quite quiet take $ ma . ..

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  • Bobo:

    Dumb voters elected Dumb representatives. Nothing wrong mah!

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  • rosdi:

    So her voters only concerned with law profession issues?

    Or becoz there are other 4 imbeciles in including the baldy DPM in her GRC to raise questions for her?

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