27 Nov '11, 9am

DTN Singapore: Avoid top-down policy making, urges MP: SINGAPORE: Veteran Member of Parliament Inderjit Singh ha...

DTN Singapore: Avoid top-down policy making, urges MP: SINGAPORE: Veteran Member of Parliament Inderjit Singh ha...

SINGAPORE: Veteran Member of Parliament Inderjit Singh has urged the People's Action Party (PAP) to create opportunities to inject greater political judgement into the policy-making process in Parliament. Speaking at the PAP Convention Sunday morning, Mr Inderjit described Singapore's policy making as mainly top down. He said this is largely driven by civil servants who formulated and justified policies with facts and figures to convince the ministers to get them approved. He added not much of the ground input was considered. Mr Inderjit, who is MP for Ang Mo Kio Group Representation Constituency (GRC), said in today's complex world, the best policy decisions can no longer be driven from top down. He added Singapore has a very capable slate of MPs who should be more involved when policies are being drawn up. Mr Inderjit said bills were already "fully cooked" when they were...

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