The PAP has said that we should not become a western-style democracy because it creates gridlock if there are too many checks and balances. But what if the PAP loses its way, and we end up with a Trumpian style leader?
A netizen disagreed with Min Shanmugam for saying that every minister's speech be taken as statutory legislation. He argued that if this is true, it defeats the purpose of The Hansard (an official record of speeches) and having Parliamentary sittings in the first place. What do you think?
Workers' Party's Sylvia Lim, who finally got to speak on the EP, argued that the Government misled people into thinking that the decision to start counting from Wee Kim Wee was a result of the AGC's advice, when it was not.
Guy who appeared on a picture on DPM Tharman's FB clarified that he was not the one who asked about gutter politics. However, he recalled asking about the EP and was not surprised when his question went unanswered.
Our reader wonder if Workers' Party will have the chance to speak on the Elected Presidency in Parliament. He asked if it's possible for all 6 WP MPs to file similar adjournment motions and at the last minute so they stand a better chance.
Dr Tan Cheng Bock does not have to pay his $30,000 legal fees as it is considered to be a case of public interest. Nevertheless, many questions on the EP remain unanswered. Should we exercise our rights to seek those answers?
Surprise, the Workers' Party has failed in its 2nd bid to talk about the Elected Presidency in Parliament. Dr Intan Azura's topic on preserving green space was chosen instead. Do you think WP will still get a chance to speak at the next Parliamentary sitting?
SDP's Damanhuri Bin Abas was critical of the Government again in light of the Elected Presidency. He suggested more democracy, less control, and hoped it will listen to the people's voices. Does it make sense to you?
Sylvia Lim of the Workers' Party has re-filed a notice to speak on an adjournment motion on the topic "Counting from President Wee Kim Wee or President Ong Teng Cheong for Reserved Presidential Election - Policy Decision or Legal Question?"