23 Oct '11, 9pm

Shanmugam's idea of parliamentary debate: Opposition is to offer ideas for ruling party to improve their policies.

SINGAPORE - Coming off a week of intense debate in a House with an unprecedented number of Opposition Members of Parliament (MPs), Foreign Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam acknowledged their role in finding improvements to government policies and programmes. And to achieve this - which he highlighted as the purpose of parliamentary debates, in general - it is important that "constructive suggestions" are put forward. "So all good ideas, we must take," he said, given that all elected MPs are representatives of the electorate's views and aspirations and with the ruling party not claiming a "monopoly on wisdom". Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong had outlined on Thursday his administration's three broad goals over the next five years: An inclusive society where no Singaporean is left behind, a vibrant economy where growth benefits everyone and constructive politics that puts ...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC111024-0000119/Ru...

Tweets

Official Launch of You Say Party! We Say Rave! ...

thebutterfactory.com 27 Oct '11, 6am

Copyright ©2011 THE BUTTER FACTORY PTE LTD. Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and Safety Information are applicable to you. ...

Workers’ Party Skirmishes In The Opening Of The...

chemgen.wordpress.com 22 Oct '11, 5pm

From the Hougang days, WP has always banked on its image as a disciplined party rooted in heartland issues – being employe...

"The Malaysian Bar is astounded that a comment ...

malaysianbar.org.my 24 Oct '11, 11am

Such stifling moves are symptomatic of what is wrong with our institutions of higher learning, as documented in the recent...

#Singapore Shifting Gears: Midnight Shift’s 2nd Anniversary Party: Party animals Midnight Shift throws yet anoth...

#Singapore Shifting Gears: Midnight Shift’s 2nd...

events.insing.com 24 Oct '11, 7am

While most club nights here plaster the names of their guest DJs front and centre on all their marketing materials, the go...

Govt needs to acknowledge segments of populatio...

channelnewsasia.com 23 Oct '11, 9am

SINGAPORE: Law and Foreign Affairs Minister K Shanmugam said that even as the government continues to push for growth, it ...

Notable Quote By Shanmugam: Chua Chin Leng, My ...

mysingaporenews.blogspot.com 24 Oct '11, 12am

Govt has to acknowledge that segments of the population have been left behind. K. Shanmugam This is the most profound stat...