Saturday, 26 February 2011
Tiananment Square style won't work with the Libyans.
In Libya, the ruler Col Qaddafi told the people not to fight him or else be killed. In Singapore,it seems to be just the opposite. Singapore govt recently changed the electoral map to "lower the hurdles for parties intending to contest the elections". Very few opposition party members ever won the general election in S'pore except for the PAP when it was in the opposition many years ago. So very few opposition in Parliament so the govt makes it easier for them to win this time.
I hope I would not disappoint my PM for not taking part in the coming general election (me too old) although I appreciate his goodwill and good wishes to his opponents.
In Singapore only there are only 2 opposition members in Parliament and a few other are nominated MP.
A Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) is a Member of the Parliament of Singapore who is appointed instead of being elected into office by the people, and who does not belong to any political party or represent any constituency. There are currently nine NMPs in Parliament. The introduction of NMPs in September 1990, effected to bring more independent voices into Parliament, was an important modification of the traditional Westminster parliamentary system that Singapore had.
May God bless Singapore and if only a few opposition candidates are voted in the coming general election many Singaporeans including the ruling party will be disappointed.
BT: sorry for posting the video in Mandarin cos I am currently studying the language lah.