08 Feb '12, 8am

‘Singapore’s opposition facing the reality of politics’ | SingaporeScene - Yahoo! via @yahoosg

‘Singapore’s opposition facing the reality of politics’ | SingaporeScene - Yahoo! via @yahoosg

After the applause comes the reality! During last May's election, Singapore's opposition, especially the Workers Party, rallied together to avoid three-corner fights, dealing the government a serious setback. Now, eight months later, these are troubled times for some opposition parties. Historically when elections are over, some of them begin to fight with each other. Internal squabbling followed by mass resignations hit one party. Several representatives are jostling for the 2016 battlegrounds, causing unhappiness. One elected opposition Member of Parliament allegedly was involved in an adulterous affair with a party colleague, both already married. He has declined to comment. A few opposition candidates have started to attack each other over the web instead of planning for the future or engaging the ruling People's Action Party (PAP). The opposition woes are creating a p...

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