24 Apr '11, 7am

Lui Tuck Yew Shocks a Citizen During His Walkabout: - after all this, still dunno y 1 should vote for him #sgelections

Why do we need 'scholars' to be our MPs? We have tonnes of them in the civil service doing all of the heavy lifting for the policy making and implementation. The bureaucracy will still continue to function even with the opposition in power, wouldn't it? That is why in many first world countries, top civil servants get paid higher than the PM or President. Ultimately, MPs job is to represent the views of their constituents. It isn't their job to create policy which may not be agreeable to their constituents on the basis that 'they know better'. If an MP can communicate effectively in parliament what his/her constituents want, does it matter if he/her comes from Oxford or is a scholar? Why can the warehouse assistant be a good MP if he will fight hard form is people in parliament? The people are not asking for their MPs to think for them, that is the job of the civil servant...

Full article: http://mrwangsaysso.blogspot.com/2011/04/lui-tuck-yew-sho...

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