TODAY: Postpone NKF court case: WP’s Low

General Election 2006

OPPOSITION MP Low Thia Khiang hopes the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) court case will be postponed until after the election.

This will allow for a good debate on the issue, without stepping afoul of the law, the Workers’ Party chief told reporters after his meet-the-people session on Wednesday night. The NKF saga was one issue that Opposition parties were hoping to raise at the hustings, but plans were dropped after former top executives at the charity were charged this week.

It is against the law to publicly comment on a case that is being considered in court.

“I would urge the Government to consider withdrawing the case for the time being until after the elections,” he said adding that otherwise it would prevent the Opposition from making it an issue.

“Even Khaw Boon Wan has said that perhaps it is good to debate it, so as to have a better insight. So, is it fair that now the people want to debate and you sue someone … so you can’t debate? I think it doesn’t look good on the Government.”

On the PAP manifesto, Mr Low said it’s mainly geared to the elections. “At the last election, they also came up with a beautiful manifesto. But they did not tell us that they are going to increase GST. What have they not told us in this election manifesto? I don’t know.” – 938LIVE

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