29 Apr '11, 10pm

GE: PAP ministers refute allegations of arrogance

SINGAPORE: They have heard it before, and the People's Action Party leadership heard it again on the first night of election rallies. On Friday, six ministers responded in different ways - from sharp retorts to patient explanation - to the Opposition's charge that the PAP has become arrogant. The strongest comeback was from Home Affairs and Law Minister K. Shanmugam, who described it as "classic politics of negativity", with nothing to back it up. "The people who say this - do they give any examples to back up what they mean? Or do they just hope to generally create and ride on some discontent? What do they mean by 'the Government is too arrogant'?" he shot back. "I doubt very much if concrete examples were given. So, don't assume the accusation is correct and we have to defend." Mr Gerald Giam, a Workers' Party candidate in East Coast Group Representation Constituency, ha...

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