27 Jan '12, 2am

Young politicians from NSP, PAP, WP and SDP agree democracy is 'least bad' system of government

Young politicians from NSP, PAP, WP and SDP agree democracy is 'least bad' system of government

At the forum are (from left) Ms Nicole Seah of the National Solidarity Party, Mr Vikram Nair of the People's Action Party, moderator and NUS student Eugene Lee, Mr Vincent Wijeysingha of the Singapore Democratic Party, and Mr Gerald Giam of the Workers' Party. -- PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO By Rachel Chang Democracy has its downsides - from partisan gridlock to slanderous comments made online - but it is still the 'least bad' system of government. Young politicians from four different political parties agreed on this on Thursday at a National University of Singapore (NUS) forum, when asked if Singaporeans should worry about the 'darker side of democracy' with the advent of more competitive local politics. The quartet was appearing at the first 'Young Guns' forum organised by the NUS political association on Thursday. Attended by about 300 students, the event will gather youthful ...

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