'I believe people can accept that our political leaders should have the best medical care - either with increased coverage or even free of charge.
'We cannot choose when and whether to fall ill. It is in the interests of the country and Singaporeans that our prime minister and our ministers are given the necessary medical treatment and recover well and fast to continue serving the nation.'
~ MP Baey Yam Keng
It is very ironic that MP Baey Yam Keng, who is also the Managing Director of Hill & Knowlton (a MNC Public Relations agency), can make such 'high potential to be misunderstood" remark to the media to suggest that Singapore political leaders should get the best medical care for free so that can return to the serve the country earlier than sooner.
How about the rest of everyday Singaporeans? Shouldn't they also get the best medical care for free because they are the ones that keep Singapore moving? Are the average Singaporeans not important enough to Singapore to get the best medical care for free?
How about senior citizens? Didn't they give their best years to Singapore? Why are they not getting the best medical care for free? Are they less important than our political leaders?
How about that child suffering from a terminal disease? Shouldn't the child get the best medical care for free because the child is Singapore's future? Shouldn't the child be given the best medical care for free so the child can return to school so that the child can continue the dream of winning the Nobel Prize, sooner rather than later? What's make that child less important than our political leaders?
Shouldn't this child be given the best medical care for free so their parents can return to society faster to contribute to society? What makes the parents, average Singaporeans, less important than political leaders?
MP Baey Yam Keng's statement shows that our PAP MPs nowhere close from being the servant-leader that the PAP promise it made during the 2011 elections. Is MP Baey Yam Keng serving his leaders or serving his constituents, the average Singaporeans?