Who says constructive politics can’t be light-hearted?
So PM Lee just announced on Instagram (Wow, so hipster) that he will be hosting a live Question and Answer (Q&A) session on Facebook (Wow, hipster count number two).
The highly anticipated session will be held this Saturday on 24 January, from 11.45am to 12.30pm. (Working on a Saturday? It’s either PM Lee doesn’t observe work-life balance very much or elections are coming.)
We bring you the top eight questions you know you want to ask PM Lee, but won’t get answered.
1. On Taylor Swift
He probably receives a lot of flak as PM because there’s always going to be that faceless keyboard warrior waiting to gun him down each time. Maybe his personal music choice will tell us how he deals with such people.
If he says Taylor Swift…
…we know he doesn’t care about his haters.
If he votes Meghan Trainor…
Then you’ll know for sure it’s election year. (cause everything’s perfect.)
2. On the potential alcohol ban
The latest to come out from Parliament is that a potential Bill will ban public consumption of alcohol from 10.30pm to 7am. Zouk clubbers are up in arms, while residents of problematic places couldn’t welcome this Bill any better.
There was already uproar when the Ministry of Health (MOH) announced the ban on shisha in November last year. Now, the limit on alcohol? What’s next, ban on smoking? Oh wait, plans are already in place.
3. On public transport fares
“Why are fares so quick to increase yet so slow to respond to falling oil prices?”
4. On clubbing with the PAP
“Did you enjoy clubbing with Lim Swee Say and Indranee Rajah?”
PM Lee went to Zouk (yes, the club Zouk) to celebrate PAP’s 50th anniversary in 2004. Look, we even have photographic evidence!
5. On his salary
“Will you take further pay cuts?”
Even after PM Lee took a 36% pay cut after the 2011 General Elections, he still remains the world’s best paid politician. Obama earns only $400,000 a year, a paltry amount when compared to PM Lee’s $2.2 million.
Find out more about PM Lee + other top paid jobs here.
6. On how he views himself
Watch your back, Ho Ching.
7. On life
If the last question had been asked a few months ago, back when HDB was still trying to rush out its BTO flats, PM Lee might actually have seriously considered it.
Instead of merging schools or by *cough* burning, PM Lee should turn schools into “purpose-built dormitories” for our foreign workers.
8. On delicious chicken wings
“Were the chicken wings at Redhill good?”
If this question gets answered, we can expect a Xin Jinping to happen. The Chinese president visited a steamed bun restaurant and paid his own way, to the shock of many patrons. After this unexpected publicity stunt, crowds in excess of 400 visited the same bun stall.