06 Apr '11, 11pm

ST Blog: Rachel Chang on the ruling party's NCMP gamble #SGelections

IN JANUARY, a day after a marathon five-hour parliamentary debate on the minimum wage, a satirical Twitter account by the name of “Fake PM Lee” posted this: “It dawned on me that all the MPs (including the opposition), are working very hard. They came up with 20 different ways to agree with me on the minimum wage.” The account is a tongue-in-cheek take on what Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong may tweet. Nonetheless, in that instance it provided a sharp reading of an average Singaporean’s take on debate in a Parliament dominated by one party. In the minimum wage session, for example, not one of the 20 MPs who spoke argued for a minimum wage. In fact, more often than not, MPs competed with one another to defend the Government’s stance against the policy. To me, the debate was emblematic of the torpor that a Parliament in which 82 of 84 seats are held by one party invariably di...

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