Wow, first day as NMP delivering his first speech, and Viswa Sadasivan kena the honour of being rebutted by MM Lee in Parliament.
Viswa's 50-minute speech asked "that this House reaffirms its commitment to the nation building tenets as enshrined in the National Pledge when debating national policies, especially economic policies".
If you want to read Viswa's speech in full, instead of just reading the ST summary, you can go to this blog.
Apparently, his ideas were so "false and flawed" that MM Lee, who rarely intervenes in Parliament, spoke after his physiotherapy session to demolish what he called Viswa's highfalutin ideas.
I leave you to decide on whether Viswa's speech or MM Lee's rebuttal had merit. Me, I was more fascinated with something else: the use of wonderful words like "highfalutin".
I have been known to use "cockamamie" myself. Here is a list of useful words you whippersnappers can afford to acquaint yourselves with:
Feel free to add your own fave words to the list in the comments section below.