Does Singapore still need Nominated MPs in Parliament?

A new book takes a hard look at the scheme, 32 years on.

Some argue that the NMP scheme is losing its relevance in the light of greater opposition gains. PHOTO: ST FILE
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Thirty-two years after the first two Nominated Members of Parliament (NMPs) – businessman Leong Chee Whye and cardiologist Maurice Choo – were sworn in, and nearly 100 NMPs later, has the scheme outlived its usefulness?

Yes, and no, according to 20 NMPs past and present whose voices make up a new book "The NMP Scheme: Are Unelected Voices Still Necessary in Parliament?".

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