28 Jan '16, 10am

Parliament: MPs react to proposed changes to Singapore's political system

Parliament: MPs react to proposed changes to Singapore's political system

SINGAPORE: A day after Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong mooted a series of changes in the political system, Members of Parliament (MP) from both the ruling People's Action Party (PAP) and the opposition Workers' Party (WP) spoke in Parliament in response to the suggestions. On Wednesday (Jan 27), Mr Lee suggested that from the next General Election, the minimum number of opposition MPs in Parliament should be increased from nine to 12. He also proposed that by the next GE, the Group Representation Constituencies should have fewer seats on average, with more single-seat wards introduced. The Elected Presidency scheme, introduced in 1991, should also be reviewed , said Mr Lee. ON CHANGING THE CRITERIA FOR THE ELECTED PRESIDENCY Ms Rahayu Mahzam said she welcomed the concern of the Government toward minorities, but does not want the selection of a Malay President to be a symbol...

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