24 Apr '11, 10am

SM Goh questions SDP candidate's proposals

SENIOR Minister Goh Chok Tong made his first comments on Sunday on former aide Tan Jee Say, questioning the wisdom behind Mr Tan's economic proposals. Mr Goh said in a Facebook post that the suggestions made by his former principal private secretary, who is now a Singapore Democratic Party candidate, are useful for debate, but implementation would be easier said than done. Mr Tan, an investment adviser, has argued in his paper that manufacturing was unsustainable and Singapore should move towards growing services sectors. He has also accused the People's Action Party for having 'lost its moral compass'. PAP's candidate for Yuhua Grace Fu on Sunday also weighed in on the debate over Mr Tan's economic proposals, saying that a shift out of manufacturing into services as proposed by the SDP would lead to job losses in the services industry. She also pointed out that there are ...

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