The Funniest Copycat Members of Parliament In Singapore
On our tiny island of 5.5 million peeps, we have a grand total of 100 Members of Parliament (MPs) who sometimes irritatingly, like to copy each other (why ah?).
We shortlisted three copycat MPs for your weekend snorting pleasure and ranked them in order of our Funny Copycat Index, which comprises:
Lack of originality
How hilarious the outcome was
Ability to bluff others his/her idea came first
Copycat #3 -Denise Phua on bad choice of words
Jalan Besar MP Denise Phua recently pulled off a copycat stunt often used by other MPs to draw attention to themselves. This involves saying a highly catchy offensive soundbite that goes viral and out of context.
Denise Phua (more famous for being a disability activist) recently apologised for causing concern with her remarks on how “congregations of such high density are walking time-bombs and public disorder incidents waiting to happen“.
Vulcan Post: #IswearIdidnotsaythis #IwasonlyshowingoffhowIcanholdacrunchforanhour #itsallMOMsfault Teo Ser Luck’s photo on MOM Facebook Page included a pretentious quote he never said, added as a photo caption by some eager beaver MOM officer, which was later taken down
Poor Sylvia Lim probably thought it was smart to talk about under-employment too, but Boon Lay MP Patrick Tay had already brought it up in his very first Parliamentary speech in 2011. Maybe she should just stick to instagramming food dishes.
Instagram: Sylvia Lim is more original as a food instagrammer
Sylvia Lim’s copycat index:
Lack of originality: 9/10 (1 point deducted for orh luak)
How hilarious the outcome was: 3/10 (only because Patrick Tay thanked her in Parliament for reiterating his calls)
We also take our hats off to Louis Ng as no other MP can beat him in the gusto he has in speaking up for resident animals, and doing the jobs of ordinary Singaporeans without getting paid (kio sai for free? siao ah?!!!)