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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

"What is an epigram? A dwarfish whole, its body brevity, and wit its soul." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge


MP Cynthia Phua calls for review of family and child protection laws

"MP for Aljunied GRC Cynthia Phua has called on the Community Development and Law ministries to work together to review the provisions of the family and child protection law.

This is so that husbands who fail to fulfil their obligations in a divorce settlement can be taken to task.

Speaking during the debate on the President's Address on Tuesday, Ms Phua feels the current law gives the impression that it is made by man for woman.

She proposed that husbands who do not pay maintenance to their ex-spouse be denied the opportunity to remarry...

Otherwise, she feels that such errant husbands would perpetuate their misdeeds and may end up with yet another divorce and another set of problems for the next wife and children."

Funny, I thought we wanted gender equality here.

Perhaps "family" is a euphemism for "wife", and she would like the new law to be made by woman for woman (if you assume it isn't already).

Note also what is presumably bad reporting with a lack of gender agreement between paragraphs.
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