The Yawing of Yaw
The rumour of Hougang MP Yaw Shin Leong bonking someone other than his wife is whetting the appetite of some newshounds. The latest I read [Link] shows that Yaw Shin Leong has maintained his silence over an alleged extramarital affair.
In recent years, there were prominent figures in politics and in industries who were rumoured to be involved in extramarital affairs. A prominent MP lawyer and a CEO of telco was rumoured to be bonking around too. Surprisingly, msm reporters then were not that aggressive in their digging to unearth the truth. I'm not aware of any reporter/journalist especially from msm approaching the MP or CEO for any comment on their alleged flings then.
Could it be due to their connection and/or the political party they belonged to?
Fair is fair, if investigative journalism is what is should be, why is handbrake applied on some while the the accelerator pedal stepped so hard on another? If they did not let the hounds out then, why let the hounds out now?
In nautical and flight dynamics, even in exquisite physical fitness training, we learn of yawing. If WP Hougang MP Yaw continues to yaw, he may, like the lawyer MP and the telco CEO before him, get out of this unscathed. That is, if he and/or his party members do not blink first ;)
If the privacy of a minister is so entrenched in our system that his actual salary and bonuses cannot be revealed [Teo Chee Hean's parliamentary reply on why revealing a ministers' exact salary is an invasion of their privacy], who are we to question a minister's libido or who he bonks? Or that of any MP? Who are we to defend or condemn the bonker and/or bonkee)? Not unless the woman he bonked happens to be a wife, mother, sister, daughter or a close friend or relative. Even so, if the bonk was consensual, does one grit the teeth and pretend it never happen?
I believe the distinction between right and wrong, good and bad, ethos and ethics are fundamental values peculiar to a specific person. It depends also on the family upbringing, culture, beliefs (religious or otherwise) and even the political party that the specific person belongs to. To each his/her own.
In the mind of many Singaporeans:
- Is it ethical for so many members and relatives of one family to control so much of the wealth of Singapore? [Link]
- Is it ludicrous of PAP in insisting that HDB flats are subsidised?
- Is it right to use ISA to lock up political opponents for decades?
- Is it moral to lock up the money of people through CPF and force them to pay a processing fee when they need it to pay medical fees to heal themselves in polyclinics and hospitals? [Link]
- Is there ethos in jacking up ministers' salary then giving it a 40% discount to show their self-worth and sacrifice?
Is there such a thing as 'Meritocratic Corruption'?
Meanwhile, you may want to get yourself a 6-pack abs by eating right and yawing your core muscles.