29 Apr '11, 1pm

GE: First World Parliament - an original idea?

GE: First World Parliament - an original idea?

SINGAPORE: Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong has questioned the originality of the Workers' Party's (WP) campaign slogan of a "First World Parliament". What is more useful to debate, SM Goh said, is the merits of a first-rate government. At a community event in his constituency at Marine Parade Promenade, Mr Goh noted the populist tactics used by the Opposition to attack the government. Mr Goh said he did an online search on the WP's campaign slogan and found a reference to this by Lim Kit Siang of the Democratic Action Party in Malaysia, in a speech of 2004. "So I took the liberty of checking on the definition on Google because in Google, you can find anything," Mr Goh said. "And lo and behold, there were only two references to First World Parliament. "The first was by (Malaysia's) Lim Kit Siang of the Democratic Action Party. "He made a speech of First World Parliament in 20...

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