GE2020: PAP's Vivian, SDP's Chee engage in fiery debate live on national TV

Wong Casandra
Senior Reporter
(From left to right): PAP's Vivian Balakrishnan, SDP's Chee Soon Juan, WP's Jamus Lim and PSP's Francis Yuen. (SCREENCAPS: CNA)

SINGAPORE — Ruling People’s Action Party’s (PAP) Vivian Balakrishnan, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) chief Chee Soon Juan engaged each other and two others from opposition parties in a live debate on national TV on Wednesday (1 July) evening.

Workers’ Party’s (WP) new general election (GE) candidate Jamus Jerome Lim and Progress Singapore Party’s (PSP) Central Executive Committee member Francis Yuen made up the rest of the panel for the English debate session.

These parties have been invited to participate in the debates as they are fielding the most number of candidates at the GE on 10 July. The PAP, PSP, WP, and SDP are fielding 93, 24, 21, and 11 candidates respectively.

The opposition participants for the Mandarin debate, which took place after the English session, were PSP’s Assistant Secretary-General Leong Mun Wai and SDP member Bryan Lim while the PAP’s representative was Education Minister Ong Ye Kung.

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