29 Apr '11, 7am

On the disgrace of GCT - Emotional dilemma created by WP? Mr George Yeo, the PAP did it first in 1991! #sgelections

I have nothing against George Yeo. I feel that he is one of the more sincere PAP politicians. This, contrasts with the prevarications of Mah Bow Tan who failed to control runaway social housing prices. I can also empathise with George Yeo perception of the emotional dilemma as he has been placed with the unenviable task of facing off a strong opposition team. However, as in every thing else, one should look at the big picture. This situation arise, as George Yeo clearly understands, due to the ruling party’s inequitable election system by creating huge 5-6 member GRC system. If the opposition were to have any chance, inevitable they will field their best candidates in the weakest PAP controlled GRCs. I sincerely hope that the PAP will refrain from continuing to patronize its citizens e.g. (1) linking votes to estate upgrades, many of which (e.g. lift upgrading) are actuall...

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  1. 02 May '11, 3am

    The emotional issue I believe George Yeo refers to is the not taking up of the NMP role. With Mr Low promise of not taking up the NMP, it is either the iconic Opposition leader Mr. Low is in parliament or out of it.
    But, in the first place who created and why the need for NMPs? PAP created it, and to assure the people that there will be opposition voices in parliament.
    Is NMP the same as MP? We are electing MP not electing NMP.

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