PM Lee: PAP’s 38% result in Hougang by-election is a ‘good’ result
Posted by temasektimes on June 20, 2012
During a closed door meeting with PAP activists, PM Lee said it is a ‘good’ result for the PAP to obtain 38% of the votes in the Hougang by-election, an increase of 3 percent from the previous year.
The Workers Party candidate Png Eng Huat won the election by 62.09% of the votes.
In an interview with the PAP mouthpiece PETIR, PM Lee said:
“Hougang is different from the rest of Singapore. It has been an opposition ward for 20 years and Low Thia Kiang has established a strong foundation there. Most Hougang residents cast their votes for him and not Yaw Shin Leong or Png Eng Huat.”
PM Lee added that the PAP will continue to serve Hougang residents despite the defeat and praised the PAP losing candidate Desmond Choo for his dedication and hard work.