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10/21/2009

Apathy in Law Society Elections

More seats than candidates available for the Law Society Elections. The media reported that there were 8 seats and only 4 candidates standing for them. And the President and another incumbent in the senior category were returned unopposed. Also in another category two candidates were the sole nominees. The former President Chandra Mohan was lamenting at the state of apathy in the society and liken it to the general apathy in the population. What I would suggest is for the society to revamp its election rules. The President be only reserved for candidates that have incomes of more than $10m or have more than 20 years of practice. And the critieria for the next few candidates be slightly lower, say $8m annual income and 15 years of practice and so on. For the general committee members level, they can stand as a group of 5 or 10 candidates. Would these suggestions be of help to improve the apathy and more candidates coming forward to stand for office?

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

The apathy will be gone if what happened to AWARE happens to it.

Matilah_Singapura said...

All the lawyers in the same room, at the same time... wow... where're the "terrorists" when you really need them :)

Anonymous said...

Can't blame them. Singapore is an apathetic society now, from the very top down. Now I heard that the one at the very top even said that the widening wage gap is no problem. In other words, they don't care. Who created such a mentality?