08 May '11, 2pm

GE: We'll win Potong Pasir back #SGelections

SINGAPORE: It might have lost Potong Pasir Single-Member Constituency (SMC) this time round, but the Singapore People's Party (SPP) said it will "win it back". SPP lost Potong Pasir to the People's Action Party's (PAP) Sitoh Yih Pin by 114 votes. Some residents now hope to have an opposition MP to ask for the breakdown of votes in Parliament, due to the narrow margin of the results. Twelve hours after polling night, one part of Potong Pasir is still bustling with activity -- residents and supporters had come together to sign a petition. Potong Pasir resident Vanitar Sindaya said: "We would like some kind of clarification (and) explanation. We find a petition (will) help a lot". Meanwhile, SPP has said it will maintain its presence in Potong Pasir, now helmed by the PAP's Sitoh Yih Pin. SPP Secretary-General Chiam See Tong said: "We shall never surrender. In the end, we sha...

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