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Hougang BE: Pragmatism and far-sightedness must rule the day

Hougang BE: Pragmatism and far-sightedness must rule the day March 26, 2012 by admin Filed under: Current Affairs and Politics Written by Ng E-Jay 26 March 2012 Ravi Philemon has penned a well-articulated and thoughtful piece on TOC, entitled “Hougang is not WP’s own little fiefdom “. I do not, however, agree with some of his views. The Worker’s Party (WP) has held Hougang successfully for two decades, and has managed it well. WP did better in Hougang in GE2011 compared with the PAP’s performance in many constituencies — a strong sign that the people of Hougang approve of the way WP has run the ward. No opposition party therefore is better suited to retain Hougang and continue the good work done there. Will a three-cornered fight hurt WP’s performance in the coming by-election? Yes, it would. A three-cornered fight would split the opposition vote, and may even cause a few ...

Full article: http://www.sgpolitics.net/?p=7459

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