Group Representation Constituency (GRC) is like any fastfood Extra Value Meal (EVM).
There may be things you like and/or dislike, but they come as a set.
Such an electoral constituency, according to dearest Wikipedia, is unique to Singapore politics, and has been around since 1988. What started as Single Member Constituency (SMC) became 3-people teams, and by now, up to 6 people a team.
But just like any extra value meal, I don't necessarily like ALL the items.
Here's the catch though-
You can upsize your fries or change your drinks, but you can't make ANY changes to the GRC team presented to you. It's a clear choice of YES or NO.
In reality, that's almost equivalent to either having an extra value meal, or simply walking out from the food chain.
Having said that, I start to wonder what made Singaporeans willing to accept such illogical systems.
There's almost always bound to be a good candidate of a team, so wouldn't it be better for the voters to vote for members from both GRC teams, and the highest votes candidates get the seats? I think that's having the best of both worlds, and both parties get to serve the constituencies.
Another thing about GRC, EVM and Nomination Day-
I think the candidates should still go through campaign and voting on Voting Day even if there's no competition, so that no candidate especially newly-introduced ones would get a free pass to Parliament without effort.
For one, I guess people would have something against Major-General Chan Chun Sing, with the way he speaks and carries himself.
Credentials and capability aside, ability to connect with the people and get their approval is the most basic thing that I feel PAP has forgotten.
Here are my thoughts-
The day you stop moving towards the people is the day the people start moving away from you.
While the candidates ask you,"think if you are voting for a candidate or the party",
pose them the question,"are you helping the voters, or all Singaporeans".
See how the elder MPs are like, and ask yourself if you want to be in their shoes.
If your answer is no, think about how you can get better by their time.
If the GRC system is correct, why isn't any other country adapting it?
And in response to a few ministers' response about the two-drivers example, apparently you guys haven't been average a person enough to take a bus/coach to Malaysia.
Those indeed have two drivers, and the cases when accidents happened were when either one fell asleep or that the other was absent from the trip.