02 May '11, 8am

GE: WP's candidate for Joo Chiat says upgrading not an issue there

GE: WP's candidate for Joo Chiat says upgrading not an issue there

SINGAPORE : The Workers' Party's candidate for Joo Chiat SMC, Yee Jenn Jong, has said he will focus his efforts on promoting a neighbourly and pro-family environment in the area as opposed to improving infrastructure. He also responded to a comment by Foreign Minister George Yeo that the Opposition parties have no concrete plans and were asking for a "blank cheque". Mr Yee said it is OK to start from a "blank piece of paper". He said "As an entrepreneur, you start from blank and you build it into something tangible. You know Singapore started from a blank when we were independent. What do we have? We have nothing. "So the founding fathers of Singapore built it up from blank, so I don't see what's the problem with starting from scratch. Why are we so afraid to start from blank. We can take a blank and turn it into something beautiful - isn't that more credible?" On his Joo ...

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