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MPs must be accessible
Sun, Jan 11, 2009
The Straits Times

By Jermyn Chow

WHILE MPs can take precautions against mischief-makers, they must remain accessible to their residents and approachable, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, after visiting injured MP Seng Han Thong in hospital on Sunday.

Calling the attack on the Yio Chu Kang MP a 'most unfortunate' incident, Mr Lee urged MPs to be careful about their own security when they carry out their public duties but said they 'have to be accessible' and 'be in contact' with their constituents.

He told reporters after visiting Mr Seng at the Intensive Care Unit at the Singapore General Hospital: 'This is a most unfortunate incident.


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