30 Aug '11, 1am

No split in party, say PAP activists and MPs

No split in party, say PAP activists and MPs

Joo Chiat MP Charles Chong (left) and Chua Chu Kang GRC MP Zaqy Mohamad (right). -- ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN/LAU FOOK KONG By Kor Kian Beng , Tessa Wong and Rachel Chang Activists and MPs of the People's Action Party (PAP) have dismissed presidential election runner-up Tan Cheng Bock's charge that the narrow margin between him and president-elect Tony Tan reflected a division in the ruling party. Eleven of the 12 people interviewed on Monday said the election results were not conclusive enough to back Dr Tan Cheng Bock's claims of a divide in the party and his assertion that its rank-and-file members had backed him while its leadership, like elected MPs and ministers, preferred Dr Tony Tan. Said Joo Chiat MP Charles Chong: 'I think it's simplistic to draw this conclusion of a divide from the election results. Both Dr Tan Cheng Bock and Dr Tony Tan were acceptable to rank-...

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