"REMEMBER your place in society before you engage in political debate, said Information and the Arts Minister George Yeo yesterday.
Debate cannot degenerate into a free-for-all where no distinction is made between the senior and junior party, or what the Hokkiens describe as "boh tua, boh suay".
"You must make distinctions - what is high, what is low, what is above, what is below - and then within this, we can have a debate, we can have a discussion," he added.
Speaking to reporters at the end of his Moulmein tour on the parameters of debate, an issue sparked off by the Catherine Lim controversy, he made it clear that people should not take on those in authority as "equals"...."
The above Straits Times report dated 20th Feb 1994 is most appropriately titled "Debate yes, but do not take on those in authority as 'equals'"
Recently, I notice that many of you peasants are becoming boh tua boh suay. So, as a good ass-licker and apple-polisher, I feel it is my duty to help my Asses and Apples remind you peasants, of what George Yeo said 10 years ago.
So, please, for your own safety, remember your LOW position before talking to us. You are not our equal. Far from it!
Remember ”what is above? what is below?" and talk to us with the appropriate reverence, respect, adoration and admiration!
"Remember your place in society before you engage in political debates" (I couldn't have put it better than George Yeo), you peasants!!!!
My Chinese translation of the essence of what George yeo said, for those of you whose England is F9. LOL!