SINGAPORE – There was no “secret formula” to securing 64.8 per cent of the votes at Hougang single-member constituency, claimed the Workers’ Party (WP) Member of Parliament-elect Yaw Shin Leong yesterday.
Instead, Mr Yaw, 34, credited the strong foundation which his predecessor and mentor WP chief Low Thia Khiang had created before he vacated the seat to contest in Aljunied Group Representation Constituency (GRC). “I merely deepened the foundation and strengthened the foundation,” said Mr Yaw.
Both men won their respective battles to secure six seats for the Opposition in Saturday’s General Election.
His winning margin over People’s Action Party (PAP) hopeful Desmond Choo was even better than Mr Low’s performance in the 2006 General Election.
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Second Finance Minister and adviser to Aljunied grassroots organisations, Mrs Lim Hwee Hua said her comments on the finances of Hougang Town Council were not meant as a personal attack on WP chief, Mr Low Thia Khiang.
She said it was regrettable that Mr Low took it that way.
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Law and Home Affairs Minister, Mr K Shanmugam, today mocked the Workers’ Party’s (WP) analogy of them being the co-driver in a vehicle, an analogy the WP had used to illustrate the need for more Opposition voices in Parliament.
At his party’s first rally on Thursday night, WP secretary-general, Low Thia Khiang, had said a co-driver was essential, especially as the road got more difficult to navigate.
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Workers’ Party (WP) secretary-general, Low Thia Khiang, said on Friday he moved out of his Hougang stronghold to contest Aljunied Group Representation Constituency (GRC) to give voters a choice.
He was responding to Foreign Minister George Yeo, who had said in an interview that the WP was forcing Aljunied residents to pick between self-interest and pushing the Opposition cause.
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