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Netizens photoshop Channel NewsAsia article, call out MPs on their Parliament attendance rates

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Yesterday, Channel News Asia posted an article about Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad who said he would “work 36 hours a day” if it was possible.

Along with their article was a picture of Dr Mahathir himself.

Some Singaporean netizens took it upon themselves to edit the picture in the article, changing it to a picture of a session in Parliament with only five Ministers in attendance.

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Many netizens also took the opportunity to call out MPs in Singapore for their attendance rates in Parliament.

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However, recent official reports of parliamentary debates (HANSARD) shows that netizens’ allegations are untrue, with the list of absentees of each parliamentary sitting only comprising of a few each time.

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These records, along with the attendance list of each parliamentary sitting, are available to members of the public.

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