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Joint campaign? RP says it made similar proposal to WP

Published on Jan 11, 2013 11:34 PM
Reform Party Kenneth Jeyaretnam speaking to the media after collecting nomination papers at the Elections Department on Jan 11, 2013.  -- PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

The Singapore Democratic Party raised eyebrows on Friday when it called a press conference to propose a unique joint venture with the Workers' Party (WP).

But the Reform Party said it made a similar offer earlier.

RP chief Kenneth Jeyaretnam was on a walkabout in Punggol East when he heard the news of the offer made by the SDP.

He said: "We've already proposed something very similar to them (WP) ... given WP's experience running town councils." He said the offer was made last week but declined to reveal further details.

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