SINGAPORE : The press secretary to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has clarified remarks made by Mr Lee at the lunchtime rally on Wednesday.
During the speech, the Prime Minister had addressed the issue of opposition MPs in Parliament.
Mr Lee had said that if the opposition were to hold 10 to 20 seats in Parliament, he would have to spend much more time thinking what was the right way to "fix" them.
Explaining Mr Lee's remark, his press secretary said Mr Lee had meant to say that if there were many more opposition MPs in Parliament, the government and opposition would spend all their time and energies countering each other, and Singapore would be worse off for it.
Mr Lee used direct language to get this important point across to a mass rally crowd and is sorry if the words had offended anyone. - CNA
Why send his press secretary to apologise, why not apologise to the people during a rally like James Gomez did?
Also, it is telling that while he took the effort to clarify his use of the word "fix", he did not explain his use of the phrase "buy more votes".