24 Apr '11, 7am

'Is the Mas Selamat escape 'fatal' to voting for me': DPM Wong #SGelections

DEPUTY Prime Minister Wong Kan Seng on Sunday urged voters to decide if the Mas Selamat Kastari security lapse is fatal to their decision when casting their ballot for him. Mr Wong, who is leading the People's Action Party team in the Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC, believes that residents in his constituency will also consider the work that he has done there for the last 27 years. Mr Wong said this after a market visit to Toa Payoh East, with his other team-mates, who included Education Minister Ng Eng Hen on Sunday morning. He was asked by the media whether the escape of Singapore's most wanted fugitive - who was recaptured in Malaysia a year later - would cost him votes. The former Home Affairs Minister said: 'I told Parliament the day of (Mas Selamat's) escape that a mistake was made, there was a lapse in the security and I apologised for that and I said that we will do everythi...

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