23 Mar '11, 12pm

Christopher de Souza: PAP MPs do not lack bite: That can complement the salary of the household income, as wel...

Christopher de Souza: PAP MPs do not lack bite: That can complement the salary of the household income, as wel...

As a young Member of Parliament from Singapore’s long-ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) holding no official government portfolio, Christopher de Souza has perhaps more reason than his peers to prove his relevance as a legislator. In response to critics who say that PAP MPs are not vocal enough, the 35-year-old lawyer and MP for Holland-Bukit Timah GRC argued that backbenchers like him put forth their views on issues passionately. “I’ve debated things like gambling passionately, I debated the HOTA (Human Organ Transplants Act) passionately, and that’s what we are there for,” Mr de Souza said. “We are there to represent the views of the people and request for policy changes, for fine-tuning and for the government to understand the issues on the ground. So, no, I totally disagree that PAP MPs do not have bite.” In an exclusive interview with Yahoo! Singapore, Mr de Souza sha...

Full article: http://www.temasekreview.com/2011/03/23/christopher-de-so...

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