11 Apr '11, 2pm

GE: Lim Boon Heng emotional when responding to question

SINGAPORE: The chairman of the People's Action Party (PAP), Lim Boon Heng, could not contain his emotions during a news conference to unveil the latest batch of new PAP candidates on Monday. Tears welled up in his eyes as he replied to a reporter's question about the perception of "group think" in the workings of government, particularly since he had felt strongly against allowing casinos in Singapore. "We were very concerned about the lower income and what globalisation had wrought for them. We saw wages stagnating. Worse still, we saw wages falling. Within the trade union movement we discussed the subject of the working poor," Mr Lim said, paused and cried before continuing to say "We then pressured the government to do something about it and out of that came the Workfare Income Supplement. So there is no group think." Mr Lim, who is also a Minister in the Prime Minister...

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