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Singapore Parliament

MPs on Friday (Mar 13) debated on the Committee of Supply estimates for the Ministry of Social and Family Development before wrapping up the Budget 2015 debate. Several Bills were passed, including the amendment to the Police Force Bill and the Community Disputes Resolution Bill.

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Much effort is needed to nurture constructive politics: MP Low Thia Khiang

Singapore Parliament

Much effort is needed to nurture constructive politics in mature democracies, said Aljunied GRC MP Low Thia Khiang. He said constructive politics does not happen "by the order of the government", nor does it happen through a national conversation or public consultation. Mr Low added that if people continue to support a political party that uses "high-handed" tactics against its political opponents, a "bullying" political culture is being endorsed. He also cautioned against building a self-serving political culture.  

26 May 2014