30 May '11, 12am

PM: Unfair to criticise grassroots activists

PM Lee going from table to table to toast PAP volunteers from his Teck Ghee ward at an appreciation dinner at Orchard Hotel last night. He also thanked PAP volunteers across the island, noting that many took personal leave during the campaign period.-- ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE PRIME Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Sunday defended the work of grassroots leaders and volunteers, rejecting charges that they shielded People's Action Party (PAP) politicians from negative sentiments on the ground. Calling such blame 'unfair', he urged activists not to be discouraged by such talk. Speaking at a dinner to express appreciation to PAP volunteers from his Teck Ghee ward last night, he noted that 'there's been some criticism of the shortcomings of grassroots activists, both in the party and in the PA (People's Association)'. 'People say they stood between residents and the MPs to shield the M...

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