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Appointment of opposition leader 'a very significant move': ESM Goh

Jul 13, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership
Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong said in a Facebook post on July 11 that it is a "Very significant move" for Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to formally appoint Workers' Party leader Pritam Singh as the Leader of the Opposition.

Goh noted that PM Lee has acknowledged voters' desire for more opposition MPs in Parliament with the leader of the opposition appointment.

In the U.K., the Leader of the Opposition commands an additional salary to the parliamentary salary received as an MP. The Leader of the Official Opposition also picks a "Shadow Cabinet" to follow the work of government departments.

Lee Li Lian: Leader of opposition appointment "One of the best outcome of GE 2020".

WP's Lee Li Lian said that the appointment of the leader of opposition has to be one of the best outcomes of GE2020.