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RP's Kenneth Jeyaretnam will address local and national issues at rally

Published on Jan 18, 2013 12:39 PM
 
Reform Party (RP) chief Kenneth Jeyaretnam giving a flier to a resident during his campaign rounds on Jan 17, 2013. Mr Jeyaretnam said he will address not only local issues but national issues as well in his upcoming rally, which could take place this weekend. -- ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

Punggol East's Reform Party candidate Kenneth Jeyaretnam said he will address not only local issues but national issues as well in his upcoming rally, which could take place this weekend.

Mr Jeyaretnam said he will talk about "not just local issues, but the big national issues like immigration, lack of savings, CPF, the high property prices, high cost of living, foreign workers", he told The Straits Times after greeting residents at the Kangkar, Bakau and Rumbia LRT stations on Friday morning.

His remarks come as the different parties have set out to frame the focus of their different campaigns. In recent days, the Workers' Party said the by-election would be a barometer of the Government and their own party's performance since the general election in 2011. Meanwhile, the People's Action Party has been placing emphasis on local issues.

He said: "There are so many issues...And the latest economic figures are pretty bad. We are heading into a downturn." He will unveil policies to address these concerns. "We have a whole host of policies to make Singaporeans' lives better. And foremost is to give them a share in the national wealth," he said.

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