66.13% is considered a strong mandate?
So here goes.
When Workers Party send a team of young cadidate to challange the Prime Minister, the media labelled them as Suicide Squat.
PAP's Chairman Mr Lim Boon Heng said he expect PM Lee to get at least 80 percent votes.
PM Lee says he would try his best to make sure it costs them some money. (Candidates who get less than 12.5 per cent of the vote will lose their $13,500 deposit.)
Everyone knows that the WP team will lose. But nobody expect them to get 33.87% of the votes. I mean, hey, this is the PM you all are against. And the 6 of you are unknowns 9 days ago. And you guys can get such high percentage?
To Abdul Salim, Gopal Krishnan, Han Su May, Lee Wai Leng, Melvin Tan and Yaw Shin Leong: Congrats. A job well done.
WP merely throw 6 newbies and they can manage to get 33% votes against the PM? What if the WP send a stronger team to AMK?
PM Lee said he wanted a strong mandate for this elections. His AMK GRC is the 3rd worst performing GRC after Aljunied and East Coast.
But he said that he is happy with this result.
Is 66.13% considered a strong mandate?
Prime Minister Sir, I think you better go back and think about this. Has Singapore given you a strong mandate? I don't think so.