05 Apr '11, 12pm

The PAP once considered splitting itself into two so that Singapore could have a two-party system: PM Lee

The PAP once considered splitting itself into two so that Singapore could have a two-party system: PM Lee

THE People's Action Party once considered splitting itself into two so that Singapore could have a two-party system, but in the end it never did it, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Tuesday night. The main reason, he said, was a lack of talent to form two A teams. 'We seriously considered this, but we couldn't do it. How to make two teams, each as good as the original, one team?' PM Lee said this in an address on 'Leadership Renewal - The Fourth Generation and Beyond', at the Kent Ridge Ministerial Forum, held at the National University of Singapore's University Cultural Centre. He did not elaborate in his speech when the PAP considered splitting itself into two parties, but he touched on the many ways the party had refined the nation's political system to create space for alternative views, including its provision for more minority and opposition voices in Parliamen...

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