07 Jun '11, 1pm

Vivian Balakrishnan keeps the PAP tradition alive by blaming the weather

Vivian Balakrishnan keeps the PAP tradition alive by blaming the weather

Has the weather in Singapore changed? This is not an easy question to answer. The meteorologists tell me that they need more long term data before they can give us a conclusive answer.” Dr Balakrishna was responding to the weekend flooding of several areas all over Singapore including Orchard Road again. So if it is not the weather, is the Government at fault? Absolutely not, said the Minister: “The PUB has done a great job over the past five decades.” This comes amidst growing anger at the PUB by the Orchard Road Business Association (ORBA) whose members have had to suffer repeated damage to their shops. Then, a few sentences later, he writes: “Nevertheless, if the weather patterns have changed, then PUB needs to review all the assumptions and planning norms that underlie our current drainage plans.” Notice the shift from not knowing if weather patterns have changed to hi...

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