Low Thia Kiang: We should build a first world society, not just a first world economy
Posted by temasektimes on May 26, 2012
WP candidate Png Eng Huat retains the seat of Hougang with 62.09% of the votes, a slight dip from the 64.8% in last year’s General Election.
In a press conference called after the result is announced, Mr Low said he considered the result very good under ‘difficult’ circumstances.
“I feel disappointed that I saw in this election situations similar to what I experienced in the 1980s and 1990s… I saw several calculated moves to attack the WP and to discredit our candidate,” Mr Low said without elaborating on it.
He also has harsh words for the media:
“It saddens me to see mainstream media used as a tool. Independent media is a cornerstone of 1st world Parliament… I don’t understand why people are harping on WP “problems, malfunctions”. All calculated to discredit WP.”
Mr Low urged Prime Minister Lee to make good his promise to build an ‘inclusive society’ in Singapore:
“We should build a first world society, not just a first world economy.”
The new MP for Hougang Png Eng Huat said he is delighted by the victory:
“At the outset, a simple majority would’ve been a mandate for me, so I think this result is fantastic.”