LHL LIFTING OF PARTY WHIP SHOWS PAP DONT ALLOW QUESTIONS USUALLY

What on earth does PM Lee mean when he says he is “lifting the whip” for the parliamentary sitting on 3 July? Lifting the whip is only for voting on bills. In this case, no bill is under consideration. He’s just planning to make a statement.

If he means that PAP members of parliament will be free to ask any question or make any comment they wish, then it has always been their right as MPs whether or not the whip is lifted.

This simply goes to show that the PAP does not ordinarily allow its MPs to ask any question or make any comment they deem appropriate in parliament UNLESS the PM says (in a misuse of the term) the whip is lifted.

More and more, parliamentary democracy is being corrupted.

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