12 May '11, 7am

[TOC] The GRC system – I don’t know what to say…

Hi, I agree that the GRC system should be abolished..and seriously, looking at the results of the SMC contest in the 2011 GE (1 out of 15 wins for Opp), I think that PAP should reinstate the SMC voting system. If the GRC system was adopted for fear of losses in SMCs, I do not see what there is to fear. Even in the case of rookie candidates, they might get voted into Parliament just because of PAP’s “brand” name. However, I think the question is, how then can we ensure that there is sufficient representation of the minorities in Parliament, if it is a SMC system? I do not think people vote along racial lines, but can we control who the Opp parties put up in SMCs (Michael Palmer is the only non-Chinese for all SMC contests). We might not see this, but perhaps this racial line thing has been deeply ingrained in us since the reasons for the GRC system came up… Can there be rul...

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