16 Apr '11, 5am

GE: Young Singaporeans must take vote seriously, says Dr Yaacob

SINGAPORE: Environment and Water Resources Minister Yaacob Ibrahim has urged young Singaporeans to take their vote in the General Election seriously. Dr Yaacob, who is also MP for Jalan Besar GRC, said this after a walkabout with his People's Action Party (PAP) team in the new Moulmein-Kallang GRC on Saturday morning. He said this in response to a question from a reporter on how young voters view the hot issue of the cost of living. "This vote is a very important vote. This is not something to play around with. This is about our future and I think for the young, I understand, we were young once. We were seduced by a lot of fancy ideas but let's take a longer-term perspective," said Dr Yaacob. Also at the walkabout were Information, Communications and the Arts Minister and MP for Tanjong Pagar GRC, Mr Lui Tuck Yew; MP for Jalan Besar GRC Denise Phua and new PAP candidate Ed...

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