ST Forum: MP should reflect people's view on homosexuality, not only his own (Jul 19)

Friday, July 20, 2007

July 19, 2007

MP should reflect people's views on homosexuality, not only his own

I WOULD like to comment on the MP for Tanjong Pagar GRC, Mr Baey Yam Keng's, stand on homosexuality.Let me first remind him that as the representative of the people of Tanjong Pagar, although only one part of five, he is supposed to reflect their views in Parliament and not only his personal ones.

When he goes on his walkabouts and when he gathers feedback from his constituents , he should try and find out what they think.

The recent polls by MediaCorp's Research Consultants reveal a very interesting statistic. A total of 62 per cent of the population feel that there is no room for homosexuals in Singapore

Maybe at the next election, Mr Baey should ask for a single constituency ward, make known his stand on homosexuality and his opposition to Section 377A and see how it turns out.

Kenneth Vaithilingam