30 Apr '11, 5pm

Chants and cheers for Chiam at Potong Pasir rally #SGelections

Chants and cheers for Chiam at Potong Pasir rally #SGelections

IF SATURDAY night's rally at Potong Pasir was to be his farewell to the constituency, the residents certainly gave their former incumbent MP Chiam See Tong a rousing sendoff. The 5,000-strong crowd chanted his name and cheered almost non-stop the moment Mr Chiam came on stage. And when it was his turn to speak, every sentence he uttered was greeted with loud cheers. Mr Chiam used his address to explain to Potong Pasir residents why he was leaving the constituency to contest a GRC after 27 years. He said he wanted to push for more democracy and is staking his chances in the five-man Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC. His Singapore People's Party (SPP) group is contesting the People's Action Party (PAP) incumbent team anchored by Deputy Prime Minister Wong Kan Seng. At the rally, Mr Chiam, together with the other SPP candidates, threw their weight behind Mrs Lina Chiam, who is taking ove...

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