OPINION: Does Singapore really need NMPs? - Deborah Choo:

Yahoo! News Singapore, 7 Feb 2012 Since the People’s Action Party introduced the idea of a new kind of parliamentary member in 1989, there have been a total of 60 Nominated Members of Parliament (NMPs). That excludes the nine individuals to be sworn in as NMPs next Tuesday. But do people see any value in the NMP scheme, which the People’s Action Party mooted as a way to provide “consensual style of government where alternative views are heard and constructive dissent accommodated”? Can people even remember some of the NMPs that have come and gone?

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