11 Oct '11, 3am

'Give opposition members enough time to speak', Workers' Party chief Low Thia Khiang urges new Speaker

Workers' Party MP Low Thia Khiang (centre) in Parliament yesterday. He is flanked by PAP MPs (from left) Indranee Rajah, Cedric Foo, Lam Pin Min and Lee Bee Wah. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM By Toh Yong Chuan Workers' Party (WP) chief Low Thia Khiang on Monday urged newly elected Speaker Michael Palmer to ensure that WP MPs would be given enough opportunities to speak. Pointing to their relatively large presence in the new Parliament, he said this showed Singaporeans wanted the opposition 'to speak on their behalf without fear or favour'. He said: 'Singaporeans have not been represented by such a relatively large number of opposition members in Parliament since 1966. 'In this respect I trust that, Mr Speaker, Sir, you will allow sufficient opportunities for members of the opposition to express our views and voice the concerns and needs of the people.' The WP has six elected MPs ...

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