03 May '11, 2am

WP's Sylvia Lim: Do you remember GE 1991? #sgelections

SINGAPORE - Voting Opposition members into Parliament has its benefits, said Workers' Party (WP) chairman Sylvia Lim, citing the 1991 General Election (GE) as an example. That year, she noted, the Opposition took four constituencies - Potong Pasir, Nee Soon Central, Bukit Gombak and Hougang - while the PAP received only 61 per cent of the valid votes. "(The PAP) later assessed that Singaporeans were very concerned about the cost of living," Ms Lim told a WP rally in Kallang last night. "A few months later, then-Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong agreed to form a cost review committee to examine why the people felt the cost of living was too high." The committee, she said, looked into the four main areas of concern: Healthcare costs, the price of new Housing and Development Board (HDB) flats, as well as the costs of education and transport. The committee found that the change in ...

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