12 Apr '11, 1pm

GE: Dr Balakrishnan \"sees no need\" for public debate with SDP

SINGAPORE : Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS) Vivian Balakrishnan "sees no need" for a public debate with the opposition Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) before the coming elections. The SDP had wanted a debate on three issues: - Dr Balakrishnan's ministry's handling of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG); - the Holland-Bukit Panjang Town Council's $8 million loss of residents' sinking funds to toxic investments in 2008; - the sale of Fajar wet market to Sheng Shiong supermarket chain. In an email response to Channel NewsAsia, Dr Balakrishnan, who is anchor minister for Holland-Bukit Timah Group Representation Constituency (GRC) said: "The residents of Holland-Bukit Timah know our track record and have co-created our plans for the future. Our priority now is to continue to meet as many residents as possible, listen sincerely and work hard to win their s...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews...

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