Composition in Parliament is "too lopsided": Png Eng Huat
The Workers' Party candidate for Hougang, Png Eng Huat, says the composition in Singapore's Parliament is "too lopsided".
He says democracy is about political and social equality - something he doesn't see in Parliament, as the majority of MPs are from the People's Action Party.
Mr Png made this point in response to comments by his PAP opponent, Desmond Choo.
Mr Choo had urged voters not to "mix up" the democratic process with the need for alternative voices in Parliament.
Mr Choo had also said he can be an alternative voice.
A point, Mr Png disagrees with.
"Last GE, if you look at it, a lot of the PAP candidates, they did talk about being independent and all that. I mean I don't doubt their sincerity. But the thing is, there is already existing, an alternative voice, there exist alternative parties. So actually, they don't need to play that role, we can play that role very well."
Mr Png was speaking to reporters after visiting coffee shops and meeting residents along Hougang Avenue 5.
He was accompanied by party leaders, including WP secretary-general Low Thia Khiang and chairman Sylvia Lim.
Mr Png was also asked about the involvement of party bigwigs in his campaigning, a sharp contrast to his opponent Mr Choo who has been walking the ground without party leaders by his side.
In response, Mr Png said Hougang is "extremely important" to the Workers' Party, and the party machinery was there to defend it.
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