15 Apr '11, 12am

Sylvia Lim rebuts Eugene Tan. "There is an urgent need at this stage of our nationhood to return to fundamental...

IN RESPONDING to the Workers' Party's (WP) campaign slogan 'Vote Workers' Party - Towards A First World Parliament', Mr Eugene Tan has misunderstood the term 'First World' used in the slogan ('UK, US? Give him a S'pore MP any day'; Wednesday). It was made clear at the launch of the slogan that WP is not taking any particular developed country as a model. Singapore should evolve its own model which works for Singaporeans. WP's vision of a First World Parliament was detailed in our media release and manifesto, as a robust institution which works in the national interest by functioning as a strong watchdog and check on the ruling party. This can be the case even when one political party has a clear majority, so long as there is at least one other party with a significant presence to have political weight as a check. A First World Parliament would consist of MPs from different...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/STForum/Story/STIStory_656899...

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