5 non-verbal cues that speak volumes in Parliament
This is why we ought to watch parliamentary debates, not read about them.
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The media billed the exchange between Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Low Thia Khiang on May 28, 2014 as one of the most “heated debates” in parliament for years.
Robin Chan from The Straits Times said that the exchange was “fascinating to watch”.
Yew Lun Tan from Lianhe Zaobao called it “the most exciting tongue battle over the past few years” (最精彩的舌战 or zui jing cai de she zhan).
Now, let Mothership.sg bring you the highlights of the debate:
Entering the parliament on the left is Prime Minister Lee
PM Lee wagging his finger, asking Low where does he stand on the big issues.
The challenger on right is WP chief Low
Low Thia Khiang preparing for battle
Reactions from the spectators:
Reactions from Ministers Lawrence Wong (left) and Chan Chun Sing (right).
Low mentioned that WP would get sued if WP cannot substantiate their accusations against PAP.
Minister Vivian Balakrishnan (left) and Yaacob Ibrahim (right) unconvinced by Low’s reasoning.
Many Members of the House (thumping) their seats in approval at the exhange.