14 Apr '11, 3am

"The PAP isn't perfect. But if the opposition wants a 1st World Parliament, I need to think hard..." #SGelections

THE desire of Workers' Party candidate Chen Show Mao to develop a multi-party system in Singapore ('WP 'star catch' pushing for multi-party system'; last Saturday) sounds credible and alluring, especially in the context of Singapore. However, as an ordinary Singaporean, I am wary of its impact on our small and vulnerable country. One mistake can have huge negative consequences for Singapore as we do not have any natural resources to fall back on. The People's Action Party (PAP) has often implemented harsh but necessary policies. The results of these policies sometimes take a few years to come to fruition. However, looking at Singapore's development over the last 46 years, who can deny we have got it right - most of the time? In a multi-party system, it is inevitable that the ruling party's policies may be challenged. These are welcome to raise the quality of policies. Howe...

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