Monday, June 12, 2006

Politics of Bak Chor Mee

Bak Chor Mee Saga - now, almost every Singaporean is talking about the digital audio dialog called 'Bak Chor Mee" which began life as a podcast during the last General Elections. Produced by Tan Kin Mun (mr brown in cyberspace) and co., its an excellent spoof of the James Gomez affair. When the JG affair unfolded, many of us Singaporeans thought that the powers that be were being unfair in pursuing a man who had made a mistake and subsequently apologised for it. This sentiment was also reflected in this blog.

I think Bak Chor Mee (BCM) sums up the sentiments of the general populace over the whole affair. I heard (and this is just rumour) that some PAP members and Ministers had a good laugh over BCM - note: not AT but OVER. So the people or party being ridiculed have shown that they can take a joke. Hopefully, they can also learn from the incident not to treat its citizens like fools. Otherwise, they will end up looking like the real ones.

Fortunately, mr brown is still alive and kicking and writing his columns for Today, as well as serving the country in military gear. I doubt that that is some sort of punishment, as some conspiracy theorists might suggest. So the PAP can take heart that, in the main, even among those who did not vote for them, Singaporeans are pro-Singapore - and that's what really matters. Whichever party you belong to, so long as it is led by decent, sincere people who have the heart of Singaporeans in their minds, is alright. We may disagree, but we are not out to destroy the country, unlike some party which is not only reckless, but may have lent itself to being manipulated by forces outside the country in the guise of freedom and democracy.


mb said...

Dun liddat leh. Dun change my father name from Lee to Tan leh. Hahaha!

Epilogos said...

My apologies, Mr Brown. Somehow, the name Tan came to mind more naturally than Lee. But I realise now that Lee is a very powerful surname.