29 Apr '11, 12pm

'First Rate Govt' is better than 'First World Parliament': SM Goh #SGelections

SENIOR Minister Goh Chok Tong on Friday poured scorn on the Workers' Party's push for 'First World Parliament', and accused it of plagiarising the definition, which he said had been used by a Malaysian opposition leader. He said he did a check on Google and found that DAP leader Lim Kit Siang had proposed this for Malaysia in 2004. Speaking to reporters at a community event at Marine Promenade, SM Goh said the Workers' Party's definition of a 'First World Parliament' is to have a critical mass of opposition in Parliament. 'By that definition, almost every Parliament in the world is a First World Parliament, including that in Zimbabwe and Myanmar, but excluding Singapore,' said Mr Goh. 'That is too simplistic...that's nonsense. The main thing is that Google has got no hit or whatsoever on First World Parliament. It doesn't exist. It's just absurd! 'More importantly, it's co...

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