24 Apr '11, 4pm

Grace Fu: Not all S'poreans can do service jobs:

SINGAPORE - More PAP stalwarts have weighed in on new Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) candidate Tan Jee Say's economic proposals, with Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong describing his former aide's ideas as "easier said than done". Mr Tan, an investment adviser, was the Principal Private Secretary to Mr Goh when he was Deputy Prime Minister. Among the arguments raised in his 46-page paper, Mr Tan had said that the manufacturing sector is unsustainable and Singapore should restructure its economy to focus more heavily on services. In a Facebook posting yesterday, Mr Goh waded into the debate. He cautioned: "Good topic for debate on economic restructuring. But think before you leap." On Saturday, Minister for Trade and Industry Lim Hng Kiang had released a detailed point-by-point rebuttal of Mr Tan's key proposals. The proposals also drew rebuttals from Minister for Community D...

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