GE2020: PAP's Liang Eng Hwa wins Bukit Panjang vs SDP's Paul Tambyah with 53.74% of votes

People's Action Party Liang Eng Hwa speaking at a constituency political broadcast on 3 July 2020. (SCREENSHOT: Mediacorp/YouTube)
People's Action Party Liang Eng Hwa speaking at a constituency political broadcast on 3 July 2020. (SCREENSHOT: Mediacorp/YouTube)

SINGAPORE — The People’s Action Party won the Bukit Panjang Single Member Constituency with Liang Eng Hwa clinching 53.74 per cent of the vote at the General Election on Friday (10 July).

His opponent Singapore Democratic Party’s chairman Paul Tambyah garnered 46.26 per cent of the vote.

In the lead up to the GE, Dr Tambyah was constantly in the media spotlight while his PAP opponent assumed a lower profile.

Dr Tambyah had called on Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing to engage with him and Progress Singapore Party chief Dr Tan Cheng Bock in a debate over the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Singapore Democratic Party chairman Paul Tambyah seen during a party walkabout in the Bangkit area of the Bukit Panjang single-member constituency on Saturday (4 July). (PHOTO: Joseph Nair for Yahoo News Singapore)
Singapore Democratic Party chairman Paul Tambyah seen during a party walkabout in the Bangkit area of the Bukit Panjang single-member constituency on Saturday (4 July). (PHOTO: Joseph Nair for Yahoo News Singapore)

The infectious diseases expert was also issued a correction order by the POFMA (Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act) Office over his comments in response to the Ministry of Manpower’s email advisory to employers in February on testing of migrant workers amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

During a recent constituency political broadcast, Liang spoke about the upcoming facilities in Bukit Panjang such as its own polyclinic and a second hawker centre. He also addressed the job concerns of residents amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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