31 Aug '11, 5am

Strong support for PAP based on PE results: Dr Yaacob Ibrahim

Strong support for PAP based on PE results: Dr Yaacob Ibrahim

Dr Yaacob Ibrahim says that there is strong support for the PAP after the Presidential election. (AFP file pho … There is "strong support" for the ruling People's Action Party based on the results of the recent presidential election, said Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts Yaacob Ibrahim. Speaking to reporters after Hari Raya prayers on Tuesday morning at the Assyafaah Mosque, Dr Yaacob, also the Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs, did not think there was a political divide among Singaporeans despite Dr Tony Tan beating Dr Tan Cheng Bock by 0.34 per cent , garnering 35.19 per cent of the total votes. According to Today , Dr Yaacob noted that even though voters had to choose between two "very good" candidates, both of them — formerly from the PAP — had a combined vote share of 70 per cent. He added, "There's strong support for the party in that sense. B...

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