April 3, 2001
Singapore Democrats

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“We can have fun in some other way, but there are some matters that you should not make a joke of.”
– Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, PAP MP, Straits Times, April 3, 2001, commenting on Think Centre’s April Fool’s joke last year when it announced that some of its members would be contesting in the general elections in Jalan Beasr GRC.

“It was meant to be a joke. I think different people may have different thresholds for jokes.”
– Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, PAP MP, in response to the KL media’s furore over his “wild animals” remark.