29 Apr '11, 1am

"We can only blame ourselves for not giving the opposition party more power to stop the ministerial pay hikes" #SGelections

I’m confused after reading a news article recently. Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam said the Workers’ Party wants to be more than ‘a spare tyre’ locked up in the car boot. He said it wants to be in the front seat of the car as a ‘co-driver’, and able to stop the car if it does not like the direction in which it is going. Hmmmm……. isn’t that something good? Isn’t that exactly the reason why Singaporeans want more oppositions in the parliament? PAP is saying that Singapore don’t need oppositions in the Parliament. The current NCMP scheme will allows alternative voices in Parliament. A NCMP can speak up in Parliament to highlight whatever weaknesses there may be in government policies. True. They forgot to mention that the NCMP can only speak in the Parliament. They can’t vote against any policies. Even if we have 9 NCMP in the Parliament, it’s not going to make any...

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