...as what Minister Mentor Lee touted (it) to be, it now appears.

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Tan Elaine

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With or without the People's Action Party (PAP), it seems Singaporeans should sell away their Housing and Development Board (HDB) flat at some point to get out quickly before the price plummets.

The asset given by the PAP government isn’t as valuable as what Minister Mentor Lee touted (it) to be, it now appears.

The above is from our local news channel.

Is the 'it' inserted by me required?

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I find the use of "sell away" in the first sentence rather odd. Shouldn't it just be "sell"?
 

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I think "sell off" is more common.
 
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