As the debate continued into its second day in Parliament, PAP MP Zainal Sapari, a former teacher, used a very Malay way to impart some valuable advice to the Lee siblings.
In the pantun, Zainal Sapari reminded them that your worldly possessions cannot be taken with you when you pass away. It was not worth risking family ties because of the riches.
Wang hilang boleh diganti
Harta ada tak dibawa mati
Jangan kesal kemudian hari
Bila ikatan keluarga tidak ada lagi
Ibubapa hidup berdamai
Banyak berkorban setiap hari
Adik beradik jangan bercerai
Biar kasih sayang bersimpul mati
Very the Malay but very the spot on. Blood is thicker than water, your family is more important than your money.
Source: Zainal Sapari