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​Leader of Opposition Pritam Singh could be given access to government data and resources

Published on: 14-Jul-2020

Berita Mediacorp online
The People’s Action Party may be back in power with a super-majority in Parliament, but Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s move to formally appoint Workers’ Party chief Pritam Singh as the Leader of the Opposition was in recognition of Singaporeans’ desire for greater opposition presence in the House, political analysts said. Asst Prof Walid Jumblatt Abdullah of NTU’s School of Social Sciences said that in addition to scrutinising the policies of the incumbent government, the Leader of the Opposition is also effectively serving as the alternative Prime Minister if a change of Government were to take place after an election. 

- Similar story in Malay Mail, 14 Jul

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