30 Apr '11, 12pm

GE: Losing Aljunied \"not end of world\", says MM Lee

SINGAPORE: Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew has come out strongly to defend his party's record on helping Singaporeans cope with the cost of living. Meeting the media after a visit to Radin Mas on Saturday, he said it is because of a capable government that the benefits of growth can be shared with citizens. Turning to the election battle, he told reporters "it's not the end of the world if the PAP loses a GRC". The cost of living is an issue for all Singaporeans, and Mr Lee said the government has introduced a slew of measures to help citizens. These include the Grow and Share Bonus, Workfare and utilities rebates. But he stressed this was possible only because Singapore had good growth last year. He said opposition's economic proposals may be detrimental to Singapore in the long run. Mr Lee commented on a plan by Singapore Democratic Party's (SDP) candidate Tan Jee Say to mo...

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