28 Jan '16, 5am

Low Thia Khiang casually pointed out all the deficiencies of full voting rights NCMP scheme

Low Thia Khiang casually pointed out all the deficiencies of full voting rights NCMP scheme

NCMP is just a duckweed on the water of the pond. You don’t have roots unlike elected MPs where you have a constituency, you run town council, you get in touch with your residents and you can sink roots there. But NCMP is very different. So, NCMPs, make no mistake about it, NCMPs are not elected MPs. They may have the same voting rights in parliament, but that is only pertaining to parliament. NCMP doesn’t give any political party muscle, because you don’t have the competitive advantage on the ground. And neither does it help you to build your strength in political competition because it doesn’t give you more resources, doesn’t give you more ground feel. Unlike elected MPs where you conduct Meet-the-People sessions every week, run town councils where you know the problems of the town, so these are all realities of politics that will give you the reality of the ground, wher...

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2016/01/low-thia-khiang-casually-poi...

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