02 Sep '11, 2am

"Almost all PAP MPs... agreed with the PA's position - except for Charles Chong" Where's the party whip? Piak!!!!

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 from these positions - has come under the spotlight again. 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 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 and he...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC110902-0000249/PA...

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