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WP should justify its slogan: Shanmugam #SGelections

THE Workers' Party refuses to cite specific First World Parliaments that it wants Singapore to emulate because it knows these are not examples that Singaporeans will accept, Minister for Law and Home Affairs K. Shanmugam said on Wednesday night. Taking on the opposition party over its manifesto's slogan and call to develop a First World Parliament, he asked of the WP: 'What exactly does it mean?' He challenged it to name a country 'which you think we should be like in terms of our Parliament' and said that as far as he could tell, WP chairman Sylvia Lim has been avoiding the question. 'Which system, which model, which country does it exactly refer to? When you put up a slogan you must be prepared to stand by it and justify it. Rather than hoping the slogan will be catchy and you don't have to substantiate it.' If Singaporeans were told by the WP that it would like Parliame...

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