1988, that was the last year that Singapore ever saw a television debate. The last year that we ever saw a public debate on important policies. Since then, laws were enacted without any real public consultation with the ruling party taking up almost all the seats in Parliament.
The topic at hand? The proposal for an Elected Presidency.
Goh Chok Tong (PAP)
Chiam See Tong (SDP)
The Late Joshua Benjamin Jeyaretnam (WP)
My friend, Nathaniel Koh, has the full transcript of the debate at his blog.