World Cup 2014 - In a controversial turn of tables, the Singapore football viewerships' prayers have been answered in the worst possible way. Roars were up when Senior Minister of State, Mr Lawrence Wong stated on 15 April that authorities will not be stepping in to control World Cup pricing.
Mr Wong, who is actually a Minister but whose title makes it sound like he is only almost a Minister, took up the extremely pivotal task of addressing us on Singapore's TV package prices. He explained that local authorities should not step in to control prices because it is what is known in political circles as 'populist' and possesses the legendary quality of being able to 'backfire'. This is different from suppressing hawker prices because who eats hawker food anyway?
After numerous appeals from the public, the Television United Authority of Singapore, or TUAS for short, have controversially stepped in and controlled the pricing of World Cup subscription. People have hailed this as a momentous occasion where a civil service body has done something Singaporeans wanted. This has coined a saying locally where people would 'Go TUAS' to get what they want.
However, TUAS have since announced that the controlled prices will be pegged to Minister salaries, depending on the formula, the World Cup package is estimated to cost somewhere between $50 and $500,000. This has coined another saying locally where people would say 'You Go TUAS for what?'.
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