14 May '11, 12am

When grassroots leaders may not provide most accurate feedback: by Ong Dai Lin SINGAPORE - Members of Parliament...

SINGAPORE - Members of Parliament (MPs) should not just depend on grassroots leaders to tell them about ground sentiment towards the Government. This is because some grassroots leaders may not give accurate feedback and only highlight the positives, said several People's Action Party (PAP) MPs MediaCorp spoke to. Their comments come after Minister in the Prime Minister's Office Lim Hwee Hwa said on Wednesday that the PAP Aljunied Group Representation Constituency (GRC) team was surprised that the resentment towards the Government was so deep. Mrs Lim, who is also Second Minister for Finance and Transport, and her team lost to the Workers' Party team at the May 7 polls, giving the Opposition party their first win in a GRC. To fully understand residents' sentiments, MPs should have their own feelers on the ground and cultivate various sources of feedback, said MPs. Mr Zaqy M...

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