Monday, July 19, 2004

Hamilton wins the British Open!

the Open, which ended at some ungodly hour long after i went to bed in a playoff round between Ernie Els and Todd Hamilton, has gone to Hamilton, who made his mark playing the Asian circuit, and has now taken The Title of the PGA tour. ahh, justice. =) but good job els anyway. it was a tough course.

also, we are to have a new Prime Minister come the 12th of August: our current PM says
'Time for a new chapter' while waiting to tee off at a charity tournament this weekend. our new PM is to be -of course- the current DPM Lee Hsien Loong. but get this. he's also the Chairman of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (in other words, the central bank), and our finance minister! i never realised this before. what's the point of having a central bank, one wonders, if it is controlled not only by the man who runs the finance ministry but is also the Deputy Prime Minister, -and- will soon be the PM anyways? ah singapore. money corruption may not run rampant but power corruption...who knows.

it remains to be seen whether we will have a new Chairman of the MAS. i certainly hope so. it would be too too ridiculous to have the PM of Singapore hold that post as well, wouldn't it?

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