31 May '11, 5am

MPs should put aside party politics to work for the common good of all Singaporeans : Voices

PRIME Minister Lee Hsien Loong's letter (May 28) establishes a positive foundation for the People's Action Party's (PAP) Members of Parliament (MPs) following the recent General Election. Greater accountability, transparency and honesty are the order of the day, as Singaporeans - increasingly well-versed and engaged with assorted socio-economic issues - demand heightened involvement, through more wholesome and consultative mechanisms. This initiative might herald a new era in the PAP's political rejuvenation. What is especially poignant is the point highlighted to raise parliamentary productivity, imploring elected representatives to dutifully carry out their responsibilities as parliamentarians. PM Lee's letter should be a strong vote of confidence for the current slate of politicians and should correspondingly encourage the latter to perform with higher standards. The af...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Voices/EDC110531-0000036/A-vot...

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