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WP's Low wrong not to investigate, leaves grave doubts about his MPs: PM Lee

Published on Jul 12, 2013 6:25 PM
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Workers' Party chief Low Thia Khiang cannot leave grave doubts about the integrity of his fellow MPs unresolved, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (above) said on Friday, in his first comments since a dramatic exchange between one of his ministers and the opposition party in Parliament earlier this week. -- ST FILE PHOTO: JAMIE KOH

Workers' Party chief Low Thia Khiang cannot leave grave doubts about the integrity of his fellow MPs unresolved, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Friday, in his first comments since a dramatic exchange between one of his ministers and the opposition party in Parliament earlier this week.

"This is not how members of a First World Parliament should conduct themselves," he added, in an oblique reference to the WP's slogan in the last general election.

"Neither is this the sort of politics Singapore needs," Mr Lee said in a statement.

On Tuesday, Environment and Water Resources Minister Vivian Balakrishnan produced a dossier containing evidence that a staff of the WP-run town council in Aljunied GRC, had asked hawkers to pay for the cleaning of their market's high areas. Such cleaning is usually done and paid for by town councils.

 
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