Reform Party chief Kenneth Jeyaretnam doesn't even know Singapore National Pledge?!?!

This is the Pledge:
We, the citizens of Singapore,
pledge ourselves as one united people,
regardless of race, language or religion,
to build a democratic society
based on justice and equality
so as to achieve happiness, prosperity and
progress for our nation.

But for Kenneth Jeyaretnam, the chief of Reform Party, he seemed to decide to reform the Singapore National Pledge to a shorter--much shorter--version: "We the citizens of Singapore, pledge ourselves to build a society."

Yay!!! Abridged, reformed version of Singapore Pledge. How courageous of him...

The atmosphere, fiery. The speakers, passionate, and the crowd, enthusiastic.

Everything was going as planned, and then it happened.

Just as the final Reform Party (RP) rally was concluding at Clementi stadium on Thursday evening, the emcee urged the approximately 3,000-strong crowd to stand as party chief Kenneth Jeyaretnam led the pledge.

However, J.B Jeyaretam's elder son got it all wrong.

He started, "We the citizens of Singapore, pledge ourselves to build a society," and hesitated for a few agonising seconds before the emcee took over the microphone and started the pledge again.

Will this incident put a dent in the party's run for a place in Parliament?

Partially quoted from Yahoo! News, "Reform Party chief makes major gaffe".


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