19 Apr '11, 12pm

Personal attacks on WP's Chen will 'backfire': Analysts

Personal attacks on WP's Chen will 'backfire': Analysts

THE People's Action Party is unlikely to go 'full guns blazing' or step up personal attack on Workers' Party candidate Chen Show Mao, said two political analysts on Tuesday. Mr Chen, 50, a China-based lawyer whose academic credentials include topping the A-levels examination as well as degrees from Harvard and Stanford, has been billed as the WP's 'star catch' for the coming elections. Political watcher Derek da Cunha cautioned that if the PAP went overboard with 'negative campaigning', many voters might recoil. 'It may backfire, particularly if the other side has not done anything wrong. If the electorate perceives they have not done anything wrong, then the PAP attacks come across as being gratuitous,' he told reporters on the sidelines of a seminar at the Singapore Management University. Concurring, SMU assistant professor of law Eugene Tan, said: 'I doubt it. They (the...

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