19 Jun '11, 5am

MPs tell residents: No need to stand, clap for us #Singapore

MPs tell residents: No need to stand, clap for us #Singapore

Holland-Bukit Timah GRC MP Sim Ann prefers to not be accompanied by a group of grassroots leaders. (Yahoo! pho … Members of Parliament (MPs) from the People's Action Party (PAP) are encouraging residents to do away with excessive and unnecessary formalities when meeting them. Several MPs said they have told their grassroot leaders to stop some longstanding practices such as standing and applauding at an MP's arrival, and telling residents to gather way in advance before an MP is due to arrive at an event, reported The Sunday Times . These efforts are being ramped up as the ruling party heeds calls by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong for MPs to hold fast to the spirit of service to the people and to work hard on their behalf. Liang Eng Hwa, MP for Holland-Bukit Timah GRC, said he has been trying to eliminate the unnecessary fanfare when meeting residents ever since May electi...

Full article: http://sg.news.yahoo.com/blogs/singaporescene/mps-tell-re...

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