It has been two days since the election results were announced but the split is still palpable in Potong Pasir.
And yesterday, the new Member of Parliament Sitoh Yih Pin (picture) for the constituency called on residents to “remain calm” as he promised to make it a “better place to live in” within the next five years.
In reply to questions about the group of residents who still think a by-election is possible, Mr Sitoh told reporters: “An election has already been held in accordance with the constitution and the laws of Singapore.
“For the more than 50 per cent that supported me, I’m grateful and I’ll fulfil all our promises. For those that didn’t support me, the slightly less than 50 per cent, I appeal to you – please remain calm and give us a chance.”
A group of residents have been collecting signatures since Sunday night to petition against the result – a victory for Mr Sitoh and the People’s Action Party over Singapore People’s Party candidate Lina Chiam, by 114 votes. Continue reading ‘I will make Potong Pasir a better place to live in: Sitoh’