27 Feb '11, 4am

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SINGAPORE: Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong has said the re-drawing of Singapore's electoral boundaries is not a critical factor for the coming General Election. He said the most important factor would be the quality of the candidates being fielded and the reputation of the political party. Speaking to the media after launching the Marine Parade Town Renewal Programme on Sunday, Mr Goh said it is important to focus on the people serving the area, no matter how the boundaries are drawn. He added that the changes "disadvantaged" the People's Action Party (PAP) more than the opposition candidates. He cited the Kaki Bukit area as an example, saying one portion has now gone to Aljunied GRC while another portion remains with Marine Parade GRC. As a result of this, the PAP branch in Kaki Bukit would be affected. A new branch will have to be set up in the area. Asked about his prefer...

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