Unity of opposition in Singapore a "far-fetched notion", says Reform Party's Jeyaretnam
Reform Party candidate for Punggol East, Mr Kenneth Jeyaretnam, says opposition unity in Singapore is a far-fetched notion.
He said this in response to questions from reporters on the comments by Workers' Party chief Low Thia Khiang at a rally last night - that it was not workable for all opposition parties to come together.
Mr Jeyaretnam spoke to reporters at Kangkar LRT Station, where he distributed flyers and met residents.
"We believe in competition of ideologies - and that's what we're seeing. Competition of message, competition of quality of candidates which we feel we are winning on. What you can have is solidarity against the factors that hamper the growth of alternative parties in Singapore."
Asked why he invited Singapore Democratic Alliance candidate Desmond Lim to speak at his party's rally tomorrow, Mr Jeyaretnam replied that only two rally sites are available.
He likened the situation to one of "two stables for four horses" - but said this should not prevent anyone from putting his ideas across.
Mr Lim has declined the offer as he has a packed schedule.
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