02 Sep '11, 1am

Most PAP MPs say yes, only they deserve to be grassroots advisers of the PA, and not Opposition MPs:

SINGAPORE: Following the recent dispute between the Workers' Party (WP) and the People's Association (PA) over the lease of common sites in the opposition wards, the role of grassroots advisers - and the exclusion of opposition Members of Parliament (MPs) from these positions - has come under the spotlight. Grassroots advisers are appointed by the PA to advise its grassroots organisations (GROs) in each constituency. In PAP-held wards, these positions are held by the incumbent MPs whereas in opposition wards, these positions are traditionally occupied by the defeated People's Action Party (PAP) candidates. On Wednesday, in a letter to The Straits Times Forum, PA director of corporate and marketing communications Ooi Hui Mei explained its stance. Ms Ooi wrote: "Besides connecting people to people, grassroots advisers are required to help the government connect with people a...

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