Add diversity in Parliament without compromising efficiency

I applaud Mr Charles Phua Chao Rong and Mr Inderjit Singh for a very interesting suggestion, but there are a few issues that bear highlighting ("Time for two Houses of Parliament?"; Dec 1).

First, having two Chambers in the legislature is a good idea, but it is not necessary as of now.

It might affect the efficiency of governance if there is a conflict of interest between the Upper House and the Lower House.

I do not object to the need for diversity, but this can be done by increasing the number of Nominated MPs and the areas that they represent. 

Next, ministers should be selected from elected MPs since they should hold accountability to the people. This is a feature of the Westminster system and has served Singapore well for the past 50 years.

There are more efficient ways of adding diversity in Parliament without risking the efficiency of governance.

Adam Hidayat Jasni