08 Apr '11, 12pm

GE: Workers' Party clarifies stand on \"insurance policy\"

SINGAPORE: Secretary-General of the Workers' Party Low Thia Khiang has said again that his party is not ready to form an alternative government. In an interview with Channel NewsAsia, he also clarified his stand on why he thinks Singapore needs an "insurance policy" in the form of more elected opposition members from his party, in case the ruling People's Action Party (PAP) fails. Mr Low is currently one of two opposition Members of Parliament. Even with the addition of Non-Constituency MP Sylvia Lim from his Workers' Party, Mr Low said it is not enough as an "insurance" for Singaporeans. On Thursday, PAP's Second Assistant Secretary-General Teo Chee Hean had challenged that stand, saying the Workers' Party was asking Singaporeans to pay a premium when it is not ready with an alternative plan. Mr Teo, who is also the Deputy Prime Minister, also questioned the WP for making...

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