Excerpts from The Enquirer.
At the height of the debate over Section 377A of the Penal Code, Member of Parliament (MP) Baey Yam Keng spoke up against the law banning homosexual sex. If Parliament took a vote on the issue, he would vote to repeal it, Mr Baey said at a forum on the legislation held in the middle of 2007.
While he drew loud applause at the forum for his comments, Mr Baey received negative feedback from members of the public subsequently. A letter was even published in the Straits Times Forum, admonishing him for reflecting his own view instead of the majority.
“Someone wrote in an online forum that as a MP representing the people, I should represent the majority view,” the MP for Tanjong Pagar Group Representative Constituency said.
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