“Given the proximity of the conference, coupled with these concerns, which include his current medical condition, the effectiveness of his medical regime, and the workability of his monitoring system, the Council is of the view that it cannot responsibly continue to include him as a panellist in our Conference”.
Ravi was supposed to appear on two panels at the Administrative and Constitutional Law Conference 2015, an invite extended way back in July 2014. The lawyer thinks he has been "disinvited" because of LawSoc's unilateral and peremptory withdrawal of his practising certificate on shaky medical grounds. Chinese New Year reunion dinner talk has it that the real reason is his announced testosterone charged challenge to the incumbents of the six-member Ang Mo Kio Group Representation Constituency. Especially when one prominent member has publicly announced the surgical removal of his key manhood components. Just because this is the year of the goat doesn't mean it should be a free-for-all for everyone to get his goat.
The quaint expression comes from a tradition in horse racing. Thought to have a calming effect on high-strung thoroughbreds, a goat was placed in the horse's stall on the night before the race. Unscrupulous opponents would then steal the goat in an effort to upset the horse and cause it to lose the race. With or without the inevitable horse trading, it looks like dirty politicking for the coming election is set to hit an all time high.