Mr.Shanmugam would like Singaporeans to vote en masse for the PAP. There is no need to worry about opposition voices in Parliament, he said today, because nine of them will be non constituency MPs. We very much doubt the opposition will accept such odious charity from the likes of Mr.Shanmugam. And they should make it clear they will not.
NCMPs are powerless, pale caricatures of MPs. They may be ignored at will by the PAP because they were not elected and therefore represent nobody. The system has been introduced simply to fool Singaporeans into continuing to vote for the PAP.
You may be tempted to think that Mr.Shanmugam is a half-wit to think he can succeed in such a transparent scam in this election. But you would be wrong to come to such a conclusion. Mr.Shanmugam is not a half-wit, he thinks you are!