04 May '11, 1pm

Opposition slammed for playing up emotions with empty rhetoric #SGelections

Opposition slammed for playing up emotions with empty rhetoric #SGelections

THE Opposition in this election has offered only bad proposals or empty rhetoric designed to stoke up anger and disaffection, charged Home Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam on Wednesday night. Speaking at a People's Action Party rally at Yishun Stadium, Mr Shanmugam delivered a damning assessment of what he called the opposition's 'primary campaign approach' of playing up emotions for 'pure political gain'. 'There has been no attempt to debate policies on the larger context, and when they do, their policies make no sense,' he told the crowd of more than 400. Citing proposals the opposition has made on housing, immigration and economic strategy, he characterised them all as 'somewhere between bad and downright crazy'. On the Workers' Party call to peg the prices of new flats to the median household incomes of eligible buyers, he argued that this would bring the price of ...

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