A freak event once in 50 years

November 21, 2009
Singapore Democrats

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“The thing we can accept is that we can only design our canal of a certain size, at the end of the day, we have to live with some of these occurrences which occurs once in 50 years or so.” (Channel News Asia, 21 Dec 2006)

– Yaacob Ibrahim,
Minister for the Environment and Water Resources

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“Yesterday’s event, I was told by the PUB, occurs once every 50 years.” (The Straits Times, 21 Nov 2009)

– Yaacob Ibrahim,
Minister for the Environment and Water Resources