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Low Thia Khiang and Indranee Rajah lock horns over "constructive politics"

Published on May 26, 2014 11:39 PM
 
Worker's Party chief Low Thia Khiang's (left) speech criticising what he saw as the Government's approach to "constructive politics" drew swift rebuttals from Senior Minister of State for Law and Education Indranee Rajah (right) and Sembawang GRC MP Vikram Nair (not pictured) in Parliament on Monday. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

Singapore - Worker's Party chief Low Thia Khiang's speech criticising what he saw as the Government's approach to "constructive politics" drew swift rebuttals from Senior Minister of State for Law and Education Indranee Rajah and Sembawang GRC MP Vikram Nair.

Mr Low fired the first salvo, devoting his entire speech to the section of President Tony Tan Keng Yam's speech where he said politics must be constructive, put people and the nation first and eschew populism that could lead to gridlock and weaken Singapore.

 

Mr Low said this "does not happen by the order of the Government. Nor does it happen through a national conversation or public consultation".

 
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