01 Sep '11, 1am

PAP supporter unwittingly reminds readers how close PA is to PAP.

I REFER to Mr Muhammad Yusuf Osman's letter on Tuesday ('Advisers to grassroots bodies should be elected MPs') and the People's Association's (PA) reply yesterday ('Why opposition MPs can't be advisers to grassroots bodies'). The PA's role is to propagate and educate the people about government policies and to garner support for the Government. Can we expect opposition MPs to do that? It may seem unfair, but the reality is that no governing party is obliged to help the opposition grow. In fact, it is reasonable to expect the governing party to weaken and demolish its rivals. The People's Action Party (PAP) did not obtain power because of the kindness of rival parties. The opposition should learn to succeed through the kind of ingenuity, resourcefulness and creativity that the four presidential candidates have shown. Life isn't fair and if the opposition gains power, it can...

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