28 Aug '11, 2am

Campaign time was too short, says Tan Jee Say #SGPresident #SGelections

Campaign time was too short, says Tan Jee Say #SGPresident #SGelections

When reporters pointed out that all four candidates had to operate within the same timeframe, Mr Tan Jee Say said the others had an advantage because of their higher public profiles. Mr Tan, seen here at Bedok Stadium with his wife Patricia, added that older voters valued 'face and name recognition'. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE By Tessa Wong , Jessica Lim and Jennani Durai and Amanda Tan Candidate Tan Jee Say all but conceded defeat this morning, attributing his loss to what he said was a short campaign period and his portrayal by the media as confrontational. He also lacked brand recognition among older Singaporeans and said he would have preferred it if he had greater online penetration. Speaking to reporters at Bedok Stadium at about 1.30am just as the Elections Department announced there would be a vote recount, Mr Tan, 57, said he was not conceding just yet as he could d...

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