13 Apr '11, 7am

Vivian says "no need" to debate SDP.

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) pushed for it and now has an answer: Dr Vivian Balakrishnan (picture), anchor minister for Holland-Bukit Timah Group Representation Constituency (GRC), sees "no need" for a public debate with the Opposition party for the coming elections. The SDP, which intends to contest the constituency and the two single wards of Bukit Panjang and Yuhua, had asked on Saturday for a debate on national and local issues with the ruling People's Action Party's team in the GRC. The Opposition party then issued on Monday a formal invitation to Dr Balakrishnan, who is Community Development, Youth and Sports Minister, and extended it to Bukit Panjang's incumbent Member of Parliament Teo Ho Pin. Referring to Dr Balakrishnan's earlier comments about his team's track record and how they do not make "empty promises", SDP secretary-general Chee Soon J...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/SingaporeVotes/EDC110413-00004...

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