YAY! No more blood will be shed for skimpily clad women!

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This is so hilarious I almost fell off my chair. The police has given the green light for “skimpy servers” (New Paper) at 2 out of 7 entertainment outlets.

This brings back a dash of nostalgia vis a vis MCYS’ minister Vivian Balakrishnan’s fears about allowing bar top dancing. Balakrishnan had said:

If you want to dance, some of us will fall off that bar-top. Some people will die as a result of liberalising bar-top dancing, not just because they have fallen off the bar-top. Because usually a young girl, with a short skirt, dancing on a bar-top, may attract some insults from some other men, and the boyfriend starts fighting. Some people will die. Blood will be shed for liberalising this policy.”

A short skirt, among other things, will cause all this according to the minister. Now, however, it seems that somehow such fears are well, being ignored. If the minister’s fears then were genuine, wouldn’t it also apply to skimpily-clad women at entertainment outlets?

Hmm… lets see… maybe poor old paranoid Balakrishnan should step in and disallow these “skimpy servers” because..

“If you want to serve in bikinis, some of us will be tempted to touch them. Some people will die as a result of allowing skimpy servers, not just because they are skimpily-clad. Because usually a young girl, with a short skirt, and revealing cleavage may attract some insults from some other men, and the boyfriend starts fighting. Some people will die. Blood will be shed for liberalising this policy.”

Now, apply such extreme logic to erm.. say a cycling event by opposition parties and you see the stupidity of such policies. Indeed, Minister of State for Law and Home Affairs Ho Peng Kee did just that not too long ago:

“You may be well behaving, but there may be other people whom you come across when you cycle who may stop you, may want to debate with you and that may attract a crowd, therefore will result in problems the police want to avoid”. (TOC)

Seriously, I really do not know what goes through the minds of our highly-paid ministers. Hypocrisy? Stupidity? Playing politics?

And oh yes, who can’t forget the ridiculous ban on the Complaints Choir’s performance too.

I bet the police would say the same:

“If you want to complaint, some of us will become agitated. Some people will die as a result of allowing too much complaints. Because usually Singaporeans do complain but instigated by foreigners, such complaints may attract some insults from some Singaporeans, and they starts fighting. Some people will die. Blood will be shed for liberalising this policy.

You may be well behaving, but there may be other people whom you come across when you complain who may stop you, may want to debate with you and that may attract a crowd, therefore will result in problems the police want to avoid.”

But oh well, at least we now allow skimpy servers.

Next up: Will we allow innocent, peaceful cycling at the park?

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8 Responses

  1. The lesser the local lasses cover themselves, more tourists will be attracted, it is just another form of mild vice, if I may call it.

    How wise it is to use vices as money making sources(industry) is really debatable and somehow I just feel vices corrupt the souls.

  2. this treament of singapoerans as unthinking sheep will be the death of the PAP

  3. Our government does not care much, as long as it brings in the money. Money, it’s all about the money and also, the ladies will not be interfering with Singapore politics, so it is “safe”. Can imagine that the police saying this kind of thing to the people on the Brazilian beach?

    You really have to give it to them, they are now fashion police too.

  4. a comment in mrbrown.com:

    QUOTE

    Thank goodness the authorities stepped in to stop this.

    If the choir had been allowed to perform in public, some passerby might disagree with their lyrics and step forward to debate with the conductor. A few stern words would turn into a brawl, and then a brawl might turn into a riot and subsequent anarchy !

    Posted by: littlecartnoodles | Jan 28, 2008 10:06:18 PM

    UNQUOTE

  5. Well, I’m going there sometime this summer. that’s for sure.

  6. So now its ok for our women to show off their skin in the name of economics?? its the start of a slippery road down hill

  7. balakrisnan, pls go to hooters . drinks on me. ha ha ha

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