08 May '11, 5am

Sitoh says he will not fail voters #SGelections

Sitoh says he will not fail voters #SGelections

The People's Action Party's Sitoh Yih Pin, who wrested control of longtime opposition ward Potong Pasir from the Singapore People's Party on his third try, promised on Sunday that he 'will not fail' voters. The 47-year-old chairman of an accounting firm told reporters during his victory parade on Sunday morning: 'Now that (voters) have given us this chance, we will treasure it. We will not fail them, we will fulfill all our promises in the five year plan that we have.' In his five-year plan, he had promised voters more carparks, a family service centre, and childcare and tuition centres. He defeated the SPP's Lina Chiam by just 114 votes, which makes up less than 1 percentage point in the ward with 17,327 voters. Mrs Chiam, a 62-year-old former nurse, is married to Mr Chiam See Tong, who was Potong Pasir's member of parliament for 27 years. Many residents remain loyal to M...

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