Date: Sun, 22 Nov 2009 03:36:05 GMT
Local: Sun, Nov 22 2009 11:36 am
Subject: Dr. Yaacob Ibrahim bullshit
This Dr. Yaacob Ibrahim, the Environment and Water Resource Minister
is also bullshitting. During the Geylang food poisoning he bullshit. During
2006 flood, he bullshit about once in 50 years event to justify his
Now 2009 he again used this once in 50 years event to bullshit. He is
useless. Absolutely incompetent. He should be sacked.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Every 5 years we get those "once in 50 years" floods....
The previous one being in 2006. The minister said:
"You can't design for rainfall of this level, it is just too huge. The thing
we can accept is that we can only design our canal of a certain size, and at
the end of the day, we have to live with some of these occurrences which
occur once in 50 years or so".
-Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Environment and Water Resources Minister, 2006.[Link]
Looks like we don't pay our ministers enough to create a different excuse
when these things happen.
"Yesterday's event, I was told by the PUB, occurs once every 50 years"
- Environment and Water Resources Minister Yaacob Ibrahim, 20 Nov 2009[Link]
I was caught in a flood at Bukit Timah in 1988. It took 5 hours for the
water to subside before I could get out of the bus I was on to go home. Al
Gore said in his movie, An Inconvenient Truth, that Singapore will be
underwater in a few decades. I wonder if the future minister will say "Sorry
guys, it is just a once in a 3000 year event" as all of us drown in our HDB