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Parliament: 'Collective action' needed despite differences in perspectives, says Seah Kian Peng

Published on May 28, 2014 3:36 PM
 
While Singaporeans might have different ideas about what is best for the country, they should not lose sight of the need to have a "collective vision", Mr Seah Kian Peng, MP for Marine Parade GRC, said in Parliament on May 28, 2014. -- PHOTO: ST FILE 

SINGAPORE - While Singaporeans might have different ideas about what is best for the country, they should not lose sight of the need to have a "collective vision", said Mr Seah Kian Peng.

Singapore's progress has largely been a result of collective action, but "it is clear that such collective action will be very much more difficult in the future", said the MP for Marine Parade GRC in Parliament on Wednesday.

"We all want what is good for Singapore but the trouble is, we don't all think "good" is just one thing," he added.

Even as Singaporeans - including politicians - make suggestions for the betterment of the country, they should be "undertaking this exercise in good faith that we work for the collective good, and not personal gain", Mr Seah said.

 
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