12 May '11, 9pm

Charles Chong says PAP was disadvantaged by new boundaries too, wor. #sgelections

SINGAPORE - The redrawn electoral boundaries of Joo Chiat constituency, which did not include Joo Chiat Road, may have been one significant reason why veteran People's Action Party (PAP) MP Charles Chong, only managed to edge out his opponent Mr Yee Jenn Jong from the Workers' Party by 382 votes in the General Election on Saturday. Speaking to Today, Mr Chong said the redrawing of the electoral boundaries was one key disadvantage because at least one-third of the "real Joo Chiat" ended up in Marine Parade GRC. "These are areas where former (PAP) MP Chan Soo Sen had worked hard to win over residents, and to solve problems, such as the sleaze in the area," said Mr Chong. "I don't know why people accuse us of gerrymandering when the new boundaries were drawn. The Opposition claims they are disadvantaged. But this shows we are at an disadvantage too!" added Mr Chong, with a la...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC110513-0000301/PA...

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