Singapore’s Parliament House. Photo: Facebook Singapore’s Parliament House. Photo: Facebook
Singapore’s Parliament House. Photo: Facebook
Bhavan Jaipragas
Opinion

Opinion

Bhavan Jaipragas

PAP U-turn on live-streaming Singapore’s parliament is a win for democracy

  • For a demonstration of why, look no further than British politician Hilary Benn’s tour de force speech in favour of air strikes in Syria in 2015
  • It is a fundamental right of citizens, having voted MPs into office, to be able to bear witness in real time to debates that will directly impact their lives

Singapore’s Parliament House. Photo: Facebook Singapore’s Parliament House. Photo: Facebook
Singapore’s Parliament House. Photo: Facebook
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Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan is Asia Correspondent for the SCMP, covering breaking news, politics, diplomacy, trade and Southeast Asian macroeconomic trends. His work for the Post's Asia desk also focuses on the region's multifaceted interactions with the United States and China. A Singapore native, Bhavan previously worked for Agence France-Presse.