05 Sep '11, 12am

Wow — just wow. "Writers write. Teachers teach. Opposition MPs oppose. The logic is simple and irrefutable."

I response to the Grassroot Advisors debate heating up in forums recently, I wish to urge Mr Yee and fellow netizens to reconsider the very concept of an "opposition". I've noticed that in recent years, the term opposition has been frivolously used to refer to anything that is anti-govnerment. I can empathise where this came from. The ruling party (PAP), the People's Association (PA) and the Residents Committee (RC) has become synonymous with being the Government. The is perhaps most wildly demonstrated when people praise the good initiatives performed the government. Are they really praising the government of the ruling party? When this distinction becomes blurred (as it has for years), we should start to worry. Not only is this unhealthy, it creates an atmosphere of 'them versus us" mentality that deeply divides Singaporeans today. The concept of the term "Opposition" sh...

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