27 Apr '11, 7am

MM Lee says he would have liked a contest in Tg Pagar

MM Lee says he would have liked a contest in Tg Pagar

MINISTER Mentor Lee Kuan Yew said he would have welcomed a contest in Tanjong Pagar GRC, which was returned unopposed on Wednesday. MM Lee said the Singapore Democratic Alliance which was to have fielded a team in the five-member GRC had made a 'feeble effort to show that they wanted to contest.' Mr Lee, who has held the Tanjong Pagar seat since 1955, said the constituency has been transformed in the past few decades, as did the whole of Singapore since 1959 when he became the Prime Minister. Speaking to supporters after his team was returned in a walkover, Mr Lee gave his assurance that they would continue to serve Tanjong Pagar residents for the next five years. MM Lee, who has not faced a contest in Tanjong Pagar since 1991, said he would have liked to see one there but the SDA team missed the noon deadline for filing their papers and was disqualified from contesting. '...

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