Vivian: SDP's ideas put country at risk

Dr Vivian Balakrishnan (photo) did not mince his words when he warned voters that the policies of his opponents from the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) "will set us on our paths to Greece".

He and his People's Action Party team are up against SDP's team headed by Dr Chee Soon Juan at the polls for Holland-Bukit Timah GRC.

Dr Balakrishnan went on the offensive, calling for a press conference at the Holland-Bukit Panjang Town Council at Bangkit Road hours after nominations closed yesterday.

He said of SDP's policies: "Tax, spend, cut essential services and investments, including defence, that will put our country at risk and ultimately lead to bankruptcy, and a very big bill being passed to our children, not to mention very high levels of taxation.

"These are not new ideas, these are ideas cut and copied and pasted from other parts of the world, which have failed.

"In other words, the SDP will set us on the road to Greece and it's the duty of my team to awaken Singaporeans to the dangers of such policies."

Singapore ElectionsSingapore Democratic PartyPeople's Action PartyPAPDr Vivian BalakrishnanChee Soon JuanBukit Timah