Extracts from The Straits Times:

CHANGES to Singapore’s political system are in the works and on Sunday, Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong spelt out three principles that will guide these amendments.

‘First, they must be fair to all contesting political parties. That means changes must not be biased in favour of one party or the other.

‘Second, they must end up, after the election, with a strong, effective Government. That means you do not want to have a system, which ends up with a weak, hung Parliament, and then you have a coalition Government. That is politically unstable for Singapore.

‘And third, they must facilitate representation of diverse views in Parliament, including views of opposition parties.’

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