Written by Sammyboy.com forummer kakowi
31 Aug 2008
The primary roles of an Opposition for a developed economy are:
(1) to deny the ruling party the 2/3 majority. If there is a 2/3 majority then all their policies will get through Parliament. This can be unhealthy to Singaporeans.
If they do not have the 2/3 majority, it does not mean that their policies cannot get through Parliament. Rather they will now have to convince the Opposition that their policies have merit. This act of convincing will lead to greater rigorousness in policy formulation.