Vivian Balakrishnan plays journalist and poses 8 questions to SDP’s Chee Soon Juan

Chee, your turn to respond with the next Facebook post.

By Jonathan Lim | September 2, 2015

Holland-Bukit Timah GRC’s anchor Minister Vivian Balakrishnan has fired his first Facebook salvo proper for the campaign period at Singapore Democratic Party’s (SDP) Sec-Gen Chee Soon Juan.

In a Facebook post, Minister Vivian sought to ask Dr Chee “some awkward questions” with regards to SDP’s policy proposals in their manifesto.

This was after Minister Vivian’s first criticism on Tuesday, when he called the SDP’s policies “tax and spend” programmes that would bankrupt Singapore.

The main questions the Minister asked was how SDP plans spend tax dollars, and charged that Chee’s ‘cut and paste’ policies “will lead Singapore to bankruptcy and put us at grave risk.”

The Minister then proceeded to answer all the questions he asked Chee with his last line: “Dr Chee’s ideas will lead Singapore on the path of much higher taxes, higher national debts for our children and put our national security at risk.”

So maybe these questions were more rhetorical and inquisitive?

Anyway, here is the full post:

Some awkward questions for Dr Chee Soon Juan. How much will Dr Chee Soon Juan spend and on what?Will Dr Chee Soon…

Posted by Vivian Balakrishnan on Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Perhaps this Facebook post was in response to Dr Chee’s earlier Facebook posting published some seven hours earlier:

Dr Vivian Balakrishnan characterised the SDP’s alternative policies as one of “tax and spend” and that they will lead…

Posted by Chee Soon Juan on Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Looks like rallies are not the only place you will hear political sparring this GE.

Social media is the place to be – complete with the comfort of your air-conditioned room.

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