'Ownself check ownself' is a virtue: Ong Ye Kung on ensuring an effective state

'Ownself check ownself' is a virtue: Ong Ye Kung on ensuring an effective state

Ong Ye Kung, Singapore Politics

14/1/2022 9:20:00 AM

'Ownself check ownself' is a virtue: Ong Ye Kung on ensuring an effective state

SINGAPORE - A two-party political system, such as those in the United States and Britain, is not likely to develop in a small country like Singapore, said Health Minister Ong Ye Kung at a forum on Thursday (Jan 13). But the existence of a non-politicised civil service and institutions such as the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau and Auditor-General's Office, as...

But the existence of a non-politicised civil service and institutions such as the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau and Auditor-General's Office, as well as the presence of opposition parties in Parliament, can provide the checks and balances needed to ensure an effective state, he added.

During the dialogue, he quipped: "I will argue that maybe we have a two-party system already."It is thus logical that a two-party system can develop over time.He said that while the People's Action Party may be the ruling party now, it should never take this for granted and must always maintain trust with the people.

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Two-party system like those in UK, US unlikely in Singapore, says Ong Ye KungThis dude is right: to have a two-(or more) party system, you need to be a democracy indeed. (PS: as for « it cannot work in a small country » bs,i ask him to check Norway, Danemark, Iceland etc.) Then why bother with elections? Mini ccp we're better off with syonan-to in charged

2 party system unlikely to happen in S'pore, but 'ownself check ownself' is a virtue: Ong Ye KungThe minister explained that Singapore was not a big polity like the UK or U.S. True: u need to a democracy to be a multi-party system. Finally someone who officially states Singapore isnt a democracy. I give that dude credit for that. Of course there'll won't be a two party political system if you continue to put up tyrannical and undemocratic barriers against the opposition. And so now you have progressed from ownself check ownself to ownself praise ownself. Your arrogance knows no bounds Good governance is more important than multiple party system. Multiple parties only incite social unrest and not good for economic development.

Ong Ye Kung: S'pore has become like a 'smartphone' & this is what we must keep offering the worldOng spoke at length about how being a global economic node is 'central' to the country's survival and the need for Singapore to keep reinventing itself to stay relevant. does he know people change smartphones every year?

2 party system unlikely to happen in S'pore, but 'ownself check ownself' is a virtue: Ong Ye KungThe minister explained that Singapore was not a big polity like the UK or U.S. True: u need to a democracy to be a multi-party system. Finally someone who officially states Singapore isnt a democracy. I give that dude credit for that. Of course there'll won't be a two party political system if you continue to put up tyrannical and undemocratic barriers against the opposition. And so now you have progressed from ownself check ownself to ownself praise ownself. Your arrogance knows no bounds Good governance is more important than multiple party system. Multiple parties only incite social unrest and not good for economic development.

Two-party system like those in UK, US unlikely in Singapore, says Ong Ye KungThis dude is right: to have a two-(or more) party system, you need to be a democracy indeed. (PS: as for « it cannot work in a small country » bs,i ask him to check Norway, Danemark, Iceland etc.) Then why bother with elections? Mini ccp we're better off with syonan-to in charged

Ong Ye Kung: S'pore has become like a 'smartphone' & this is what we must keep offering the worldOng spoke at length about how being a global economic node is 'central' to the country's survival and the need for Singapore to keep reinventing itself to stay relevant. does he know people change smartphones every year?