Tin Pei Ling: I believe Singaporeans can rise above their ‘political differences’
Posted by temasektimes on September 26, 2012
Popular young PAP MP Tin Pei Ling has given her input on the recent fiasco about the ‘National Conversation’ which prompted Minister of State for Education Lawrence Wong to write a post on his Facebook rebutting netizens who decry it as a ‘wayang’.
In a post on her Facebook, Ms Tin pointed out that building trust is impossible if netizens continue to remain skeptical:
“In many endeavours, it matters what the starting point is. If the starting point is to tear things down, then we will not accomplish anything. If the starting point is a mindset of skepticism, then we will never build trust.”
She added that she believe Singaporeans can participate in public discourse in a ‘constructive’ manner:
“In this context, I believe we Singaporeans can rise above our political differences and come together for Singapore, as we have done so over the past decades. I believe we can all participate in the public discourse in a constructive manner. Let’s prove to everyone that Singaporeans are capable of being civil and respectful, while maintaining an independent mind of our own.”
Ms Tin contested in the General Election last year in Marine Parade GRC where her team garnered a commendable 56.5 percent of the votes.
Since her debut in parliament, she has asked many relevant and challenging questions which have put the elected ‘opposition’ to shame.