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4/26/2010

Is my impression correct?

Reading from the interviews with PAP MPs as reported in the ST, I got this impression that the PAP MPs do not think highly of backdoor MPs, ie NCMPs and NMPs. Does this implies that they do not agree with the system of bringing in non elected MPs, representing nobody, into Parliament? If this is so, would they dare to vote against the bill that is planning to increase the number of non elected MPs? Or would they just go along and vote for it despite expressing strong misgivings and being condescending to those backdoor MPs? Calvin Cheng is a great example of this 'disagree but be part of the system' syndrome. He accepted the appointment as a backdoor MP but spoke against it. Could we find people who will stand by their principles, take a stand on issues or things they don't agree and lump them? Or is this how our pragmatic people have been brought up to be, don't agree never mind lah, just accept it, kpkb a bit for show, and just play along? Is being strong about one's principle an important factor in a person's character or value system?

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

The PAP MPs will be whipped into submissions!

Your impression is 100% spot on Mr Bean.

Me not wrong too.

Cheers.

patriot

Anonymous said...

They are like circus animals, snarling now and then, but when the whip comes out, their tails will be between their legs.

Don't count on them voting against the bill. Same as the 66.66% of Singaporeans. Nothing changes, in or out of Parliament.