The Straits Times
Published on Jan 20, 2013

Heng Swee Keat: Vote for the candidate who can best serve residents


Punggol East residents should pick the PAP candidate to make the Workers' Party (WP) work harder for them, Education Minister Heng Swee Keat said on Sunday morning as he sought to use the opposition party's argument against itself.

WP chief Low Thia Khiang, in an election rally on Saturday, said the Government would work harder for residents if more opposition were voted into Parliament.

Mr Heng said on Sunday: "If that's the case, voters should look at what various MPs have done, contributed in their constituencies and in Parliament, then they'll come to the conclusion they should vote for the PAP to make the WP work harder for you."

The Government is working hard as it wants to serve people, Mr Heng added.