12 Apr '11, 2pm

[News] GE: "Lots of debates within PAP": SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says the ruling People's Acti...

SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says the ruling People's Action Party is broad-based, has a range of views and has lots of debates within the party. But then, there is still a limit to what can be discussed openly. He was addressing a question on the need for more plurality of voices in Parliament at a live TV forum on Channel NewsAsia, called "Question Time with the Prime Minister", on Tuesday. His remark came a day after Minister in the Prime Minister's Office Lim Boon Heng became emotional when he replied to a reporter's question about the perception of "groupthink" in the workings of government. Mr Lim broke down when he spoke of his struggle with the decision six years ago to allow two casinos in Singapore. Prime Minister Lee said: "The IRs (integrated resorts with casinos) is one good example where we had a very intense debate. But in the end, it was not th...

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