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Updated: 01/20/2013 05:47 | By Channel NewsAsia

"No crime" in paying for assistance during campaigning: SDA

"No crime" in paying for assistance during campaigning: SDA


"No crime" in paying for assistance during campaigning: SDA

SINGAPORE: The Singapore Democratic Alliance has said there is "no crime" in paying for assistance during the hustings.

The party was referring to its use of supporters, many of them youths, who have been helping in the Punggol East by—election.

The party sent out a statement in response to an online report of supporters being paid to assist in campaigning for its candidate, Desmond Lim.

The statement called Mr Lim "resourceful" for using this means, and clarified that "he has not conducted any corrupt services to induce the voters".

It said that engaging paid assistance in doing ground work is common for any party.

The party added that engaging volunteers allows it to stretch its budget further.

It said it will not hesitate to take legal action if further comments affecting the party’s credibility are raised regarding this matter.

— CNA/fa

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