20 Apr '11, 3am

ST changed a forum writer's letter from to this . It is for nation-building. #sgelections

A TWO-PARTY system can lead to an inefficient system of government where ideological differences result in an impotent Parliament ('WP's fictional First World Parliament' by People's Action Party MP Indranee Rajah'; yesterday). I firmly oppose Western-style two-party systems, but we must define the system of democracy we want by being selective of MPs. We should define how we want our electoral system to work. It is not unthinkable that a two-party system can result in inter-party cooperation to achieve what's best for Singapore, if we make it clear that is what we want. While the Government has done an amazing job in raising Singapore to First World status within a short span of some 40 years, and continues to implement sound policies that drive us forward, we should not assume that the Government can do no wrong and that all policies will always lead to public good. The ...

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