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Singapore GE2020: Clear mandate very important to tackle challenges ahead, says Heng Swee Keat

Jun 29, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership
SINGAPORE - Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat has cautioned voters against taking risks with their vote in the general election, alluding to the possibility of the PAP losing power given that the opposition is likely to contest all 93 seats.

"It is very important for us to have a clear mandate from our people, so that we can tackle these many challenges ahead," Mr Heng told reporters after a walkabout in Sengkang GRC on Sunday.

"Because I think it is very important for us to have a clear mandate, to have a clear support."

Said Mr Heng: "I hope that our people will trust that this is the party that can take Singapore and Singaporeans through this very, very challenging crisis, and come out of it stronger. Because it is not just about winning votes. It is really about our future, and our children's future."

After Sunday's walkabout in Compassvale, which is part of the new Sengkang GRC, Mr Heng also said he had spoken to residents, and was glad to see that Covid-19 support measures, like the Jobs Support Scheme, had been of "Significant help" to them.