01 May '11, 2pm

Shanmugam to Low: 'Your analogies are wrong' #SGelections

HOME Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam has fired his latest salvo in the long-running exchange with Workers' Party chief Low Thia Khiang, arguing that a co-pilot does not 'slap' the pilot, but works as a team. He said on Sunday: 'I have a simple message for Mr Low. Give up this battle of analogies, as all his analogies are wrong.' Mr Shanmugam and Mr Low have been trading daily barbs on the role of a co-driver in a car, or a co-pilot in a plane in the debate over the WP's manifesto, titled 'First World Parliament'. Mr Low has argued that a strong opposition must be present to 'slap the driver if he falls asleep at the wheel', while Mr Shanmugam has decried this as a gridlocked Parliamentary system which Singaporeans will reject. 'The co-pilot does not keep slapping the pilot. You want to be in a plane with the best, most experienced pilots, working as one team,' Mr Shan...

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