05 Nov '11, 7am

[TOC] More transparency needed in the NMP selection process

[TOC] More transparency needed in the NMP selection process

I note that nominations are now open for Nominated Members of Parliament (see HERE ). The Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) scheme was introduced in 1990 to allow for the appointment of non-elected Members of Parliament (MPs) to provide alternative non-partisan views in the House. NMPs are shortlisted by a Special Select Committee of Parliament from a list of candidates nominated by the public (http://infopedia.nl.sg/articles/SIP_1016_2010-12-24.html ). Under Article 44(2) of the Constitution, a person is qualified for appointment as an NMP if: he is a citizen of Singapore; he is 21 years old or above on the day of nomination; his name appears in a current register of electors; he is resident here at the date of his nomination and has been a resident for a total period of not less than 10 years prior to that date; he is proficient enough to read and write at least one o...

Full article: http://theonlinecitizen.com/2011/11/more-transparency-nee...

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