Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Naked SDP has no clothes to wear

In a latest blooper by the most irrelevant political party in Singapore*, the SDP mistook someone else for MM Lee!

Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew was speaking to students at the University Cultural Centre of National University of Singapore on 19 October 2009, Monday. However, in its article, the SDP mentioned criticised the MM Lee that spoke on "Sunday night".

SDP mentioned that MM Lee disregards the Gini coefficient. But that's not true! MM Lee Kuan Yew was answering to a student's question "Short of a Minimum Wage policy, what are the other ways we can help low-income Singaporeans other than CPF Life, ComCare, SPUR, Workfare, etc". As such, the SDP is skewing the facts and painting a wrong image.

As Singaporeans, we feel disturbed that SDP, as a political organisation, adopts such a negative writing style when penning about Mr Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's very own founding father. Without MM Lee's leadership, the SDP might not even exist.

But the SDP's views do not matter. Channel NewsAsia reported that "The minister mentor will deliver a speech and receive the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award from the US-ASEAN Business Council during its 25th Anniversary Gala Dinner in Washington on October 27."

At the end of the day, the one that has no clothes to wear is the SDP

* based on a research by the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS)

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