S’poreans react to PAP’s claim that opposition in parliament had no bearing on PAP policies

Posted on 23 August 2015

Three thoughts that must have went past your mind at some point.


Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean has downplayed the role of having opposition in parliament.

He said that they do not have bearing on the carrying out or refining of policies, as PAP is solely responsible for these plans.

Here are three thoughts Singaporeans have:


sian-half-auntie “It is true because all the problems Singaporeans suffer from daily are a result of PAP’s doing and policies.”
Kuai Ren Chuo, 44-year-old button maker


sian-half-uncle “Most PAP MPs also do not have a bearing on PAP policies because they don’t speak up or show up in parliament anyways.”
Qu Na Li, 65-year-old taxi driver


happy-bird-girl “Simple. Lesser the opposition in parliament, the lesser the bearing. More opposition in parliament, the more the bearing.”
Jiang Dao Lee, 18-year-old bursary recipient










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