ST Forum: NMP overstepped role in championing gay cause (Oct 17)

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Oct 17, 2007
NMP overstepped role in championing gay cause
I AM writing in response to the article, 'NMP to submit
Parliamentary Petition to repeal gay sex law' (ST, Oct 12).

As a Nominated MP, Mr Siew Kum Hong is supposed to be
non-partisan and should not be affiliated with any particular
political group.

However, he has chosen to be the sponsor of a parliamentary
petition to present the homosexual agenda.

While he is free to present his personal views on any issue, Mr
Siew has overstepped the boundary as an NMP when he chose
to represent the homosexual interest group.

MPs in Parliament have to run for election, look after their
constituents' interests and represent their views. As an NMP,
Mr Siew bears no such burden.

He should not adulterate the NMP role further by becoming
the proxy representative of the homosexual interest group.

This is especially so as the Government has already taken one y
ear to review the Penal Code, with input from various consultation
channels, and taken into consideration the views of the majority of
Singaporeans who are for maintaining family values and preserving
Section 377A of the Penal Code.

Jenica Chua Chor Ping (Ms)