Half Of All MPs Must Be Elected By Way Of SMCs And Not GRCs!
Not that the GE is around the corner, let’s remind Lee Hsien Loong of his pledge made in January 2016 to have smaller GRCs and more SMCs this coming GE.
In the 2015 GE, there was a miserable increase of 1 SMC from the GE of 2011! The PAP continued to ferry large numbers of unworthy candidates into Parliament by hiding them under the coattails of their Ministers in the GRCs.
If Lee Hsien Loong is sincere in his promise to have smaller GRCs and more SMCs, he should accept our proposal that at least half of all Parliamentary seats should be SMCs, and GRCs should not be larger than 3 men teams. Lee Hsien Loong should lead by example and dismantle the 6 men GRCs of Ang Mo Kio( which he helms ) and Pasir Ris- Punggol. Many non-descript PAP MPs are hidden in those 2 outsized GRCs.
MPs such as Cheng Li Hui of Tampines who proposed an increase in transport fares last year, Zainal Sapari of Pasir Ris- Punggol and Yi Chia Hsing of Chua Chu Kang who both proposed that the payout of monthly CPF annuities start from the age of 70 instead of 65, should all be made to stand in SMCs, so that voters can decide whether their proposals agree with the aspirations of Singaporeans.
Mr “New Taxes” Heng must also appear for the live debate with the leaders of the relevant Opposition parties since the PAP has proposed that he be the next Prime Minister. If he chickens out of the debate, Singaporeans will know the true measure of the man.
And finally, the campaign period must be increased from the farcical 9 days to a minimum of 14. This is a watershed election, and since the PAP wants to foist their 4G leadership on Singaporeans, let’s see if they have the mettle to go toe-to-toe with the Opposition for at least 2 weeks and whether they actually have any ideas for Singapore’s future! Let’s see what their “outstanding” candidates are really made of.