Should Cabinet ministers be freed from municipal duties so they can focus on managing their ministries?
I disagree with the suggestion. The purpose of electing an MP is so that residents can air their issues through Meet-the-People sessions and MPs can bring the issues to Parliament for debate.
- Daniel Goh
MPs and ministers should not manage town councils. Leave it to the experts, just like how, for example, condominiums are managed by qualified agencies.
- Edwardo Lee
Ministers should be experts and be fully involved in the ministries they represent. A health ministry should be handled by someone with a health background, and an education ministry should be led by someone with formal education training.
If we talk about our ministers being a league of CEOs, then we should look at private-sector CEOs for how they lead firms based on their experience. When that becomes the case, municipal duties should then be removed from ministers.
- Shao Wei Li
Should doctors place patients' health and well-being over the patients' desires? How can both parties exercise their beliefs in the consultation room?
Ultimately, it boils down to doctor-patient communication: Doctors need to convince their patients to adopt healthier habits and lifestyles, without being haughty and imposing, while patients need to understand that most doctors mean well.
- See Yi Xiang
The patients know their bodies best. Doctors must listen to their patients with keen ears and prescribe drugs as a last resort.
Advising patients to eat healthier is a better alternative to drugs... Doctors and patients must work in tandem.
- Francis Chong