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We refer to the Today article “YOG had a S$56.7m marketing value: Report” on 7 April 2011.
The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) questions the relevance of the “marketing value” for everyday Singaporeans in the context of the high cost of living they have to face every day.
Instead, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan and the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS) failure to spend within the YOG budget needs to be publicly accountable.
In particular the MCYS’s over spending the YOG budget by 3 times its original budget of $104 million and running an event that was riddled with incompetence and mismanagement needs to be addressed.
This election Singaporeans can expect the SDP to take the Minister to task over his handling of the YOG as he is expected to be the PAP candidate for Holland-Bukit Timah GRC which the Singapore Democrats will be contesting in.
Dr James Gomez
for the Singapore Democratic Party