13 Apr '11, 1pm

ST: Workers' Party welcomes scrutiny of its manifesto (13 Apr 11) #sgelections #wp #wpsg #wpge2011

ST: Workers' Party welcomes scrutiny of its manifesto (13 Apr 11) #sgelections #wp #wpsg #wpge2011

WORKERS' Party (WP) chairman Sylvia Lim on Wednesday night welcomed scrutiny from voters on its election manifesto. Responding to criticisms that People's Action Party (PAP) leaders have levied on the party's election manifesto, Ms Lim told reporters on the sidelines of the Hougang meet-the-people session: 'We believe in transparency and we want to be seen as a serious party.' Another WP member Gerald Giam, who was also at the MPS, said the party's manifesto contains 220 proposals covering 15 broad areas. He said they included spending cuts and ways to help raise revenue for the government. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong was the latest PAP leader to weigh in on the WP manifesto, titled Towards A First World Parliament, which Ms Lim launched on Saturday. During a live televised forum with a panel on Tuesday night, PM Lee said voters should ask opposition parties on how they...

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