30 Apr '11, 9pm

TODAYonline | Goalpost smaller than the ball: WP chief Low #wp #wpsg #sgelections #wpge2011

SINGAPORE - Workers' Party (WP) chief Low Thia Khiang fired his second salvo in as many days at the ruling party, lambasting the People's Action Party (PAP) last night for using various unfair means to make it "almost impossible" for the Opposition to gain a grassroots foothold in constituencies. First, unlike PAP MPs, they cannot organise activities in community clubs - which are run by the Government-funded People's Association. Town councils in PAP constituencies would also reject their applications to book venues to hold activities for residents, he said. PAP candidates who lose at the polls also have an unfair advantage for subsequent elections because they become grassroots advisers after their defeat. This means they "maintain an extensive grassroots network", he said, citing how the grassroots adviser was the one who launched the lift upgrading programme in his own...

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