26 Feb '16, 8am

This is the man to watch in Parliament? (y)

This is the man to watch in Parliament? (y)

“(If) the opposition exists as an unviable party, or an unviable group of parties who can only be NCMPs at best, then that balancing role won’t be played by anyone. And what will then gradually happen over time in Singapore is that the government will… eventually feel that it is effectively insulated from any real accountability to the electorate because when they go in to an election, there’s no one who can possibly win. So, therefore, they can pursue a direction they may want to pursue and in the longer term — I’m not saying that’s the case with this government — it is human nature that when you have an entrenched government like this that does not have to face really strongly-contested elections, they will be on a gradual slide towards unaccountability, they will be on a gradual slide towards being self-serving, and that’s not good for Singapore. We need to make sure th...

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2016/02/dull-introverted-and-bookish...

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