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SM Goh: Other ministers may be criticised for particular policies, but not George Yeo

Posted by singaporege2011 on May 3, 2011

PAP candidate for Marine Parade GRC appeared to make a swipe at his fellow colleagues either unwittingly or deliberately yesterday when speaking to reporters in Joo Chiat.

Mr Goh said that George Yeo is too “important” a person for the cabinet to lose when asked about the likelihood of the PAP losing Aljunied GRC which was helmed by Mr Yeo to the Workers’ Party, which is fielding its strongest team there.

“What mistake has he made? You can take a minister and criticise him for not delivering on perhaps housing and transport. Like Wong Kan Seng you can say he let Mas Selamat escape. George Yeo, what has he done to deserve this? And he is a core member,” he was quoted as saying on Channel News Asia last night.

However, the damaging statement has been removed today from Channel News Asia.

The Straits Times published a truncated version of Mr Goh’s reply today while leaving out any mention of Mr Wong Kan Seng.

“Other ministers might be criticised for particular policies, he (Mr Goh) said, mentioning transport and housing policies, as well as the escape of terrorist Mas Selamat, as examples.”

Is Mr Goh insinuating that Mr Wong Kan Seng is ‘less’ important a leader for the PAP regime to lose as compared to George Yeo?

Regardless of his real intention, his statement h

Mr Goh has earlier revealed that controversial new PAP candidate Ms Tin Pei Ling was ‘offered’ to him by PAP candidate for Ang Mo Kio GRC Lee Hsien Loong.

The PAP leadership seems to be split recently with its leaders making public statements contradicting one another. After Lee Hsien Loong announced to Singaporeans that the PAP will ‘manage’ the inflow of foreigners, his father declared a few days later of his intention to importan another 900,000 foreign workers on work permits into Singapore.

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