08 May '11, 3am

Hougang remains an opposition stronghold. #Singapore #sgelections

Hougang remains an opposition stronghold. #Singapore #sgelections

WP's Yaw Shin Leong delivers his speech. (Yahoo! photo/ Liyana Low) He was seen as a successor, not as a substitute. Yaw Shin Leong of the Workers Party not only retained his party's seat in Hougang, but built on the mandate of previous representative Low Thia Khiang. "It's a humbling moment for me," Yaw said at the podium at Hougang Stadium during his victory speech. "The people of Hougang have voted with their hearts but [also] voted with their minds, because they know Hougang people have a role to play — a role that has nationalistic importance. For this victory and this mandate, there is person I want to think: my mentor of more than 10 years, Mr Low Thia Khiang. "This victory would not be mine, not for the Workers Party but for the people of Hougang and fellow Singaporeans, who believe there's a need for us to strive for a balance in Singapore." The increased margin w...

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