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GE2015: People's Action Party "doing as it pleases" without effective opposition like the SDP: Chee Soon Juan

Monday, September 7, 2015 - 16:04
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There is no effective opposition like the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) in Parliament to check on the People's Action Party (PAP), which is "doing as it pleases", said SDP chief Chee Soon Juan.

[SINGAPORE] There is no effective opposition like the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) in Parliament to check on the People's Action Party (PAP), which is "doing as it pleases", said SDP chief Chee Soon Juan.

He cited what he describes as failed or questionable decisions by Singapore's sovereign wealth fund GIC and investment company Temasek Holdings. These examples include an investment of about US$2.5 billion in debt-ridden commodities trader Olam International last year , and its US$3.8 billion bid with other investors for Thai telecommunications conglomerate Shin Corp in 2006."The Government accuses of coming up with policies of tax and spend, but what they will do is take our reserves and make failed investments," said Dr Chee, on Monday afternoon at the party's fifth rally outside UOB Plaza in Raffles Place, and the first lunchtime rally of the election campaign."(Without effective opposition in Parliament) to check on the PAP, the PAP does as it pleases, making dangerous, wrong decisions without proper scrutiny and accountability." As at the SDP's previous rallies, Dr Chee noted PAP government's additional S$4 billion planned for healthcare spending, which the Government announced earlier this year and made a "big song and dance over".

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