29 Apr '11, 12am

GE: The Opposition's disappearing act

GE: The Opposition's disappearing act

SINGAPORE: Two People's Action Party (PAP) candidates contesting in two new Single Member constituencies (SMCs) took aim at their opponents for only surfacing nearer the General Election (GE) and asked if they would deliver on any of their campaign promises. Speaking at a rally in Buangkok on Thursday night, Mr Michael Palmer, the PAP candidate for Punggol East SMC, noted that his Singapore Democratic Alliance (SDA) opponent Desmond Lim, who led a team that contested the Pasir-Ris Punggol GRC in 2006, only surfaced seven weeks before those polls. This time, Mr Lim was not been seen engaging residents "until a few months ago when election fever began", Mr Palmer told the crowd. The other Opposition candidate, the Workers' Party's (WP) Lee Li Lian "is a total stranger" to residents, Mr Palmer said. "Her only handout so far is a message from Mr Low Thia Khiang. What is she go...

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