14 Apr '11, 1am

"We still think it's immoral. If they want to incentivise voters, they can use PAP funds, not public funds."

SINGAPORE - For the second General Election (GE) running, the Workers' Party's (WP) manifesto had come under fire from several Government ministers. Yesterday, on behalf of the party, its chairman Sylvia Lim rebutted their criticism even as she welcomed their call for voters to scrutinise the 220 proposals in its 63-page document. Speaking at an impromptu press conference, with WP's Meet-the-People Session going on in the background, Ms Lim first tackled the issue of the People's Association (PA) . To PA deputy chairman and People's Action Party (PAP) chairman Lim Boon Heng's defence of the PA's "never-ending" role of building community bonds, Ms Lim said that Residents' Committees and Citizens' Consultative Committees could not be relevant in their current form. "We're all in favour of ground-up leadership that arises organically," she said. "The residents in their own ar...

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