12 Apr '11, 3pm

Singapore politics less adversarial today: PM Lee

Singapore politics less adversarial today: PM Lee

POLITICS in Singapore is much less adversarial today than it used to be and increasingly, more issues can be discussed and debated openly, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Tuesday night. Unlike the days when the communists were around, he said politics is a 'much more restrained business,' although it's inherent in the system for even a constructive opposition to try and trip the government up from time to time. 'We have to accept that,' said PM Lee at a 'live' forum on Channel News Asia with a panel of 12 people from a wide cross-section of the population. Mr Lee said some opposition parties work within the system and try to play a constructive role, while others try to pull it down and bring it into disrepute. 'There's a difference in the way they approach politics and the way we approach them,' he said in response to a question emailed by a viewer. 'But I think we...

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