Wednesday, 14 May 2014
Having served at the grassroots for 28 years, I have witnessed at first hand and come to respect the dedication and humility of our Members of Parliament (MPs) in serving the country and our people.
MPs represent constituents on municipal issues and attend parliamentary meetings; they also explain to the ground the rationale behind government policies, placate any unhappiness that may arise and most importantly, bridge the gap between the government and people.
However, despite the many different and demanding roles MPs play, criticisms are still levelled at them. Given my up-close view of their work, it pains and baffles me to hear them.
Dr Lim Wee Kiak talks about public service, neighbourliness and mentoring young people.
While our education system has worked well, we have to continue to try and improve, and cater to children of different abilities.
The Marine Parade GRC MP explains why he is against too much long-term planning.
ESM Goh Chok Tong discusses his various roles: roving elder statesman, MP and advisor to PAP.SG.
DPM Tharman Shanmugaratnam talks about social equity and inequality in this interview.
Indranee Rajah weighs in on an incident in which one of her residents was ridiculed.
52-year-old David Ong, MP for the Bukit Batok Ward in Jurong GRC, tells Petir that age shouldn't matter at all.
As stewards of Singapore's future, young people need to demonstrate we have what it takes to assume the custodianship of our country in future.
Dr Lily Neo says that the PAP Government is responsible and will always do the right thing, rather than to go for popular votes.