11 Apr '11, 8am

'Public should scrutinise opposition candidates': Lim Boon Heng #SGelections

'Public should scrutinise opposition candidates': Lim Boon Heng #SGelections

PEOPLE'S Action Party (PAP) chairman Lim Boon Heng said on Monday that the public deserves greater scrutiny of the opposition parties' candidates, just as its own candidates have come under public scrutiny. 'During the coming general election, we will see a number of old war horses among the opposition camp, and new faces,' said Mr Lim. 'These new faces have popped up almost at the last moment. Do we know enough about them? 'The public also needs to have the opportunity to scrutinise them, just as they are scrutinising our new candidates. Otherwise, how can voters make a considered choice?' said Mr Lim, who is Minister in the Prime Minister's Office. He made the remarks when introducing the PAP's 7th batch of three new candidates. Mr Lim also asked voters to examine the opposition parties' manifestos carefully. The Workers' Party unveiled their manifesto last Saturday. The...

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