26 Apr '11, 11am

GE: PAP will remain \"strongest party\" in S'pore

SINGAPORE: Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew said he believes the People's Action Party (PAP) will remain the strongest party in Singapore. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Mr Lee said there may be a few seats for the opposition either as constituency or non-constituency members. That is because Singapore has introduced new rules to allow up to nine of the "best losers" from the opposition to be in Parliament, so that the opposition's voice is heard. When asked about the main issues for voters, he said they include the cost of living and the cost of housing for young couples. Mr Lee noted that while many new HDB flats are being built, they cost more because they are better designed and more elegant. Singaproeans also do not like waiting and they blame the immigrants for pushing up the prices of the homes. Mr Lee added that HDB flat buyers can buy off the open marke...

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