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96% of Singaporeans want harsher punishments for MPs who sleep in parliament

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According to an online survey, to which more than 1,500 netizens responded, 96 per cent of them voted that Members of Parliament (MPs) who sleep on the job should receive harsher punishments.

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The survey, published on Facebook page ‘Wake up, Singapore’, asked, ‘Should MPs and Ministers who sleep on the job face tougher punishments?’.

Out of those polled, 1,400 agreed that MPs should face harsher punishments for sleeping on the job, while 57 disagreed.

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The poll came after more stringent conditions imposed on private security officers who slack off, sleep on the job or come to work drunk. They face tougher punishment as the police strengthen penalties for errant behavior. From January 1, officers who display “errant behavior” can be punished by a fine not exceeding $2,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months or both.

Netizens had much to say about the issue, and they had a whole array of responses.

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