There have been many online suspicions that NParks’ purchase of the $2,200 foldable bikes have not been “kosher”. True enough, those suspicions were founded when NParks suspended the NParks officer in charge of buying foldable bikes: http://www.todayonline.com/Hotnews/EDC120724-0000140/MND-suspends-NParks-officer-in-charge-of-buying-foldable-bikes
This doesn’t bode well for Khaw Boon Wan, who personally defended NPark’s decision in his blog: http://mndsingapore.wordpress.com/2012/07/04/value-for-money/
As usual, we can expect the online bloodletting to begin. People will be screaming for KBW to resign, or that high civil servant pay does not effectively prevent corruption, that the PAP is the root of all evil etc.
But perhaps, it is this blogger, Bryan Ti, who has one of the most interesting insights. What goes around, comes around. This is simple proof that no one political party can ever be whiter than white. Everyone will make mistakes, but the audience will always exercise the right to selective memory.