14 Apr '11, 9am

TR: "Lim Boon Heng has finally let the cat out of the bag – that the NCMP system is a “wayang” all along" #sgelections

Jeremy’s write-up “NCMPs not meant to change PAP policies” confirms what I wrote in my posting to “PM Lee: Lots of ‘debates’ wthin the PAP” on April 13, 2011 at 11:37 pm reproduced below: ——————————————————————– WCK: April 13, 2011 at 11:37 pm WCK(Quote) It is of course wayang when what has been debated within the PAP is then stage-managed and debated in Parliament by PAP MPs to achieve a pre-determined outcome. NCMPs with no voting rights will only add to the wayang since no amount of convincing arguments from them will change the outcome because it has already been decided within the PAP. (For that matter, a few elected non-PAP MPs can do very little to stop a PAP government or legislature from bulldozing or pushing through anything.) Elected non-PAP MPs (with voting rights) debating vigorously on an issue, a policy or a legislation in Parliament will not be wayang as mi...

Full article: http://www.temasekreview.com/2011/04/14/ncmps-not-meant-t...

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