Wednesday, August 10, 2011

MP Penny Low was Facebooking on her phone during national anthem at National Day Parade

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So what was MP Penny Low really doing when the national anthem was played at National Day Parade? She was caught on live TV using the phone while everyone else was singing Majulah Singapura. Was she playing Angry Birds on her mobile phone or was she searching for the lyrics to the national anthem? The answer: Facebook!

Yes, Penny has admitted that she was using her mobile phone to tell her Facebook followers how she felt while standing there. She says: "“I was so caught up in the wonderful NDP 2011 and felt so proud of being a Singaporean, that I wanted to capture that moment of pride, at the very tail end of the anthem, to share on FB with my residents. If in my enthusiasm I offended anyone, please accept my apologies. NDP is a time to unite not divide. Majulah Singapura!”" I understand your enthusiasm Penny but maybe you should try to control it better and wait until the national anthem is over before you Facebook. Tsk.

Video here. Bigger picture here. Btw, that's Tin Pei Ling to her right. That girl looked so serious while singing the anthem. At least, she wasn't playing with her phone or her Kate Spade bag. Shame on you, Penny Low.

Update: MediaCorp censors segment of Penny Low looking down at her HP in the replay of National Day Parade, replacing it with a view of the fireworks.

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You can still view the Penny Low segment (last 6 mins) on the webcast replay over at the NDP official website. I guess they forgot to censor it there.

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