SDA's Desmond Lim wants to champion for opposition unity if elected as MP
Singapore Democratic Alliance, or SDA, candidate for Punggol East, Mr Desmond Lim, wants to be a champion for opposition unity, if he's elected as Member of Parliament.
Mr Lim disagreed with Workers' Party chief Low Thia Khiang's point that it may not be workable to have all opposition parties coming together.
At his party's by-election rally last night, Mr Low had said the opposition is a complex camp with different leaders and political beliefs.
This morning, Mr Lim told reporters after his walkabout that the SDA is an example of how opposition unity can be achieved.
In the alliance are the Singapore Justice Party and the Singapore Malay National Organisation.
However, Mr Lim acknowledged that it'll be difficult - at this point - to achieve unity because there are parties which are not interested.
Mr Lim said there needs to be some common ground and compromises among the opposition parties.
The SDA chief cited the invitation by the Reform Party to speak at its rally tomorrow as an example of how opposition parties can work together.
"There's nothing to be surprised he may have his reasons but I thank him for his good gesture. However, because I'm running out of time, my main priority now is to focus on the election campaign, door-to-door visits and I have replied to his email and said that I wished him all the best. Although we are competitors but I think we are friendly competitors. I think that should be the culture - a gentleman's campaigning."
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