Walter Theseira on Constitution of the Republic of Singapore (Amendment) Bill
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Walter Theseira on Constitution of the Republic of Singapore (Amendment) Bill(Updated: )
The business of Parliament goes beyond debate and passing laws in the Chamber; in-person discussions are crucial to building trust and relationships, and ultimately even national decision-making. Raising this point in Parliament on Tuesday (May 5), NMP Walter Theseira suggested that if members of the House were to attend sittings from different locations during the COVID-19 pandemic, the set of MPs at each location ought not to be fixed, even at some risk of cross-contamination. He also suggested institutions like a "virtual Members' Room" for informal discussions to continue.