29 Apr '11, 12pm

(CNA|sg) GE: No "empty promises", says WP

(CNA|sg) GE: No "empty promises", says WP

SINGAPORE: Workers' Party (WP) chief Low Thia Khiang said the party will not make "empty promises" to voters, and that his party's focus is on what is at stake for Singapore. Mr Low said WP is fighting the election on national issues. "We are not the government, so we will not be able to give you a local plan until we take over the town council," Mr Low said. "(Then) we will be able to tell you what we want to do. "But we do not want to give any empty promises. But for sure, I've been in Hougang for 20 years, and you look at Hougang yourself -- Hougang is not a slum. "This is the assurance I give to Singaporeans, and to voters of Aljunied GRC (Group Representation Constituency)". But Mr Low said the party would raise specific municipal issues at its rallies if they warranted it. "I think what's important for the election is, what is the national issue? "What do you want fo...

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