30 Mar '11, 2am

Readers will recall that Channel NewsAsia(CNA) had stipulated three conditions for party representatives wishing...

Why then did she allow Ms Josephine Teo who did not qualify under CNA's conditions be a participant? The SDP sent Assistant Treasurer Dr Vincent Wijeysingha. The news organisation had effectively barred secretary-general Dr Chee Soon Juan from speakig at the forum. Even so, CNA included the SDP only after we had protested against being left out. This was the first time that the Singapore Democrats have been invited on its programmes. And as before, each party could send only one representative - except, of course, the PAP which was allowed two. In another programme called Talking Point , the same happened: Opposition parties each fielded one speaker whereas the PAP had two - Ms Indranee Rajah and Mr Michael Palmer. Singaporeans must not be lulled into accepting that this is the natiural order of things, that the system must necessarily be tilted in favour of the PAP. We mu...

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