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200 turn up for Hong Lim Park rally

Published on Jul 6, 2014 7:41 AM

About 200 people turned up at Hong Lim Park yesterday for a rally on whether Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is the right person to lead Singapore.

It was co-organised by Mr Osman Sulaiman, 39, a human resource officer with the opposition National Solidarity Party, and Mr William Lim, 37, a taxi driver.

"This is not a protest, it's more like a symposium to discuss issues," said Mr Osman, who said he had organised the event in his personal capacity.

In all, eight speakers, including former presidential candidate Tan Kin Lian and 17-year-old blogger Ariffin Sha, aired their views on a range of topics, including national service, job opportunities and ministerial salaries.

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