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Clear messages sent by voters in GE2020, 'soul searching and reflection' needed: Shanmugam

Jul 12, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership
SINGAPORE: There are "Clearly messages" in the vote swing towards the opposition in this year's General Election that the People's Action Party must seek to understand, said Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam on Saturday.

"But in all these things that are clearly messages that the voters are sending us, and it will be wrong if we don't understand the messages," he added.

Aside from the popular vote, the PAP also ceded ground in terms of seats, with four going to the opposition when the Workers' Party claimed a second group representation constituency, winning the newly-formed Sengkang GRC with 52.13 per cent of the votes there.

In the statement, the PAP asked why the WP considered Ms Khan - part of the four-member team that won Sengkang GRC - "Worthy of consideration as an MP". When asked by a reporter if the PAP statement on Ms Khan backfired, Mr Shanmugam declined to comment.

The PAP team led by Mr Shanmugam won 61.9 per cent of the votes in Nee Soon GRC in Friday's vote, clinching victory over a team fielded by the Progress Singapore Party.