Daily Archives: 2016-01-30

Lee Li Lian shows how helpless she would be if she took up an NCMP position

In a Facebook post on Saturday, Workers’ Party candidate for Punggol East SMC in the General Election 2015, Lee Li Lian spoke out on the issue of the Non-constituency Member of Parliament seat that had been the subject of debate in parliament yesterday, commenting that the amendments made to the motion to vacate her seat as an NCMP were both unfair …

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NCMP scheme itself is a political maneuvering

By Richard Wan In yesterday’s (29 Jan) Parliamentary debate, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office Chan Chun Sing accused Workers’ Party (WP) of political maneuvering when WP proposed to transfer the vacant Non-constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP) seat from Ms Lee Li Lian to Dr Daniel Goh. Dr Goh, an NUS sociologist, was a WP candidate contesting in East Coast …

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Changes to NCMP system: Patronising and calculated

By Ghui At first glance, the new raft of amendments to our political system made me indignant. I thought it patronising on so many levels. Firstly, it fudges the differences between NCMPs and elected MPs by allegedly giving them “equal voting powers” akin to giving a dog crumbs from the master’s table. Whether the intention is to even the playing …

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