Sunday, September 11, 2011
PM hopes for robust but constructive debate in Parliament
I quote the PM,
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said he expects a more robust debate in the 12th Parliament, given the increase in the number of opposition voices - six elected MPs and three Non-Constituency MPs. But how it develops depends on whether the opposition members "take a serious approach to discuss the issues or whether they take a tactical approach and just use it to score political points", said the People's Action Party's secretary-general.
Those WP guys and girl aren't going to score tactical points with you. You can expect them to be stronger than most of your members. The PM had conveniently forgotten how his opponents came to be. Sure, they are heavily handicapped and disadvantaged and so we voters will view them as the underdogs and be kinder to them.
At the end of the day, it is wiser to conduct a fair fight but the PAP just wouldn't do it. Good luck to you. I also expect you to have an even harder time replenishing your talent bench. Truly good men and women do not identify with bullies, much less join them.
Posted by PengYou at 10:39 AM