28 Sep '11, 6am

Losing one GRC not \\"disaster\\" for S'pore: Lee Kuan Yew

Losing one GRC not \\"disaster\\" for S'pore: Lee Kuan Yew

SINGAPORE: Singapore's former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew does not think a more populist form of government would have to emerge as a result of the general election in May. Replying to questions on Singapore's political scene at the Russia-Singapore Business Forum on Tuesday, Mr Lee said losing one Group Representation Constituency (GRC) is not a disaster for the country. He believes it's a change in mood among the electorate and much will depend on the performance of the opposition. Mr Lee said the electorate has decided to bring competition to the political scene and unless the competition is good, he does not think the trend would continue. He said an opposition victory in an area is not a given, and it would depend on how the opposition behaves and how the government responds. On another question to relax conditions to give permanent resident status, Mr Lee said for th...

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