30 Apr '11, 10am

'Let me fight Potong Pasir battle alone': Sitoh #SGelections

'Let me fight Potong Pasir battle alone': Sitoh #SGelections

THE hustings in Potong Pasir seem relatively subdued for this coming general election, and there is a good reason for that. People's Action Party (PAP) contender Sitoh Yih Pin has specifically asked its bigwigs to stay away from the single-member constituency, which has 17,327 voters. He revealed on Saturday that he told the PAP a few months ago: 'Please allow me to fight this on my own. 'Because, to me, this is about persistence, perseverance and faith in my voters. And this is about my relationship with the voters.' The opposition-held Potong Pasir hit the headlines in the 2006 elections when Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong tried to help Mr Sitoh recapture the ward by dangling an $80 million upgrading plan in front of its voters. But the PAP lost the ward, and opposition leader Chiam See Tong even increased his winning margin from 52.43 per cent in 2001 to the 55.82 per ce...

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