29 Apr '11, 5am

Shanmugam says WP rally crowd 'not unusual' #SGelections

Shanmugam says WP rally crowd 'not unusual' #SGelections

THE massive turnout at the Workers' Party's Hougang rally on Thursday night was 'not unusual by any stretch of the imagination,' said Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam on Friday. Speaking to reporters after an early morning walkabout in Nee Soon South with other People's Action Party MPs from the Nee Soon GRC, he said that opposition rallies attracted crowds of such size in previous elections as well. Thursday's WP rally, its first for this election, saw an estimated turnout of 15,000 people. Asked why the PAP rallies fail to attract crowds of a similar size, he said that 'the reasons have been given many times'. 'What the PAP stands for, our track record, what we're going to do, it's all very clear. At the same time, there isn't too much fun and entertainment at PAP rallies either,' said Mr Shanmugam. He welcomed the attention opposition parties are receiving at t...

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