11 Apr '11, 9am

Lim Boon Heng wept. "There's no groupthink within PAP" #sgelections

Lim Boon Heng wept. "There's no groupthink within PAP" #sgelections

PEOPLE'S Action Party (PAP) chairman Lim Boon Heng became emotional during a media conference on Monday when introducing the party's latest batch of candidates. Tears welled up in his eyes when he was replying to a reporter's question about potential 'groupthink' within the party, which recently fended off criticism about its one-party rule, and slate of new candidates for an apparent lack of diversity. 'There is no groupthink,' said Mr Lim as he composed himself after he was overwhelmed by emotions. Mr Lim cited the casino issue back in 2005, when it was hotly debated among Singaporeans and MPs. During the 2005 parliamentary debate, Mr Lim was equally emotional, struggling to hold back his tears when he made a moving speech on how gambling had wrecked a family. At Monday's media conference, Mr Lim told reporters that the Cabinet was not of one mind on the controversial is...

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