IN wrapping up the debate, Law Minister K Shanmugam said:
'With five minutes to 5pm, I might as well touch on what Dr Teo said about lawyers.
'It might provide some light relief to the House.
'When you were speaking, I was reminded of a survey that was done in the US on professions, on which are considered the most respected and which least respected.
'It went like this:
'Third from bottom were used car salesmen.
'Second from bottom were politicians.
'And at the bottom were lawyers.
'So I leave that to you... Let the lawyer politicians here decide where they belong.'
This article was first published in The New Paper on Aug 27, 2008.