08 May '11, 8pm

Chiam’s supporters rally to seek by-election in Potong Pasir (updated with video) | The Online Citizen #sgelections

Chiam’s supporters rally to seek by-election in Potong Pasir (updated with video) | The Online Citizen #sgelections

I received an SMS at around 7 pm, asking Singaporeans to go to Blk 108 Potong Pasir Ave 1, to sign a petition for another election at Potong Pasir SMC. The battle for the opposition stronghold was decided by a mere 114 votes in the end, giving victory to the People’s Action Party candidate, Mr Sitoh Yihpin over Mrs Lina Chiam. Apparently, after counting the votes from overseas Singaporeans, Mrs Chiam had lost by only 97 votes. Supporters of Mrs Chiam then organised this petition-signing to collect signatures to call for a by-election. It is unclear what the supporters are basing its request on, or which part of the Constitution it is referring to. When I arrived at Blk 108, there was already a traffic jam, with a volunteer helping to direct traffic – telling people not to enter the car park as it was already full. There were about 300 people there, with two queues to sign ...

Full article: http://theonlinecitizen.com/2011/05/chiams-supporters-ral...

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