11 Jul '11, 6am

"Between the time Tessa filed her story and before the next day’s paper went to print, someone in the Straits...

"Between the time Tessa filed her story and before the next day’s paper went to print, someone in the Straits...

I attended a very thought-provoking conference at the invitation of the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS), Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy last Friday where I was asked to speak on party renewal. I have appended my speech in full below. I spoke on the subject of party renewal alongside Hazel Poa of the National Solidarity Party and Vikram Nair of the PAP. Many subjects were covered during the question and answer session including my response to a question from Dean Kishore Mahbubani of the LKY School who used the co-driver analogy to enquire when the Workers’ Party would be ready to form government. I suggested to him that the reality of any party forming government is only one possibility and that a coalition government of a number of parties could also be possible, in the event no party secured an outright majority of more than 44 seats.

Full article: http://theonlinecitizen.com/2011/07/9-july-2011-ips-post-...

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