War of words over NCMP scheme

The NCMP (Non-constituency Member of Parliament) scheme allows the best-performing losing opposition candidates into Parliament. This time, the WP’s best-performing candidate Lee Li Lian rejected her seat, and WP filed a motion in Parliament intending to fill her seat with another candidate Daniel Goh. At the same time, WP Secretary-General Low Thia Khiang said WP was opposed to the NCMP scheme. After heated debate in Parliament, the motion was passed and Daniel Goh has now taken up his seat.....

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Min Shanmugam: WP doesn’t like more choices for voters

Speaking to the media on 31st Jan (reports here), Minister Shanmugam weighed in on the WP’s stance on the Non-Constituency MP (NCMP) scheme. After WP’s Lee Li Lian rejected her NCMP seat, WP filed a motion in Parliament to replace her with its other candidate Daniel Goh. At the same time, WP Secretary-General Low Thia Khiang said that the party opposes the NCMP scheme. Minister Shanmugam said that WP should be honest in rejecting the scheme instead of “trying to speak with both ends of the mouth”.....

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Dr Lee Bee Wah “Very Disappointed in (WP)”

ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF ER. DR. LEE BEE WAH’S SPEECH AT THE PARLIAMENT SITTING ON 29 JANUARY 2016 Madam Speaker, Mandarin please. I am generally not fond of criticizing the Opposition, but this time I feel that I need to articulate my views. WP inconsistent on NCMP scheme 1) The Worker’s Party (WP) has always insisted that they are against the NCMP system on principle • They have claimed that if the Government did away with the GRC system,....

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Louis Ng: We Cannot Run Nation as Business

Parliamentary Speech by Mr Louis Ng on 28th Jan 2016 Video of full speech 1. Madam Speaker, I support the Motion of thanks to the President. I would like to especially reflect on the third and fifth key aims which is to foster a more caring society and engage and partner with Singaporeans in nation building. Introduction 2. As the last new member of this house to speak, let me first start by saying that I’m and I’m sure that we all are humbled and honoured to be given this opportunity to serve this house,....

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