We will move on from the by-election: WP's Low

SINGAPORE - One day after the Workers' Party (WP) emerged victorious in the Hougang by-election, party chief Low Thia Khiang indicated that it was time to move on to tackle the bigger, more important national issues.

Responding to Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean's comments the night before, Mr Low suggested that it was time to put behind the war of words.

Mr Low had earlier charged the People's Action Party (PAP) of using tactics such as 'character assassination' and other distractions during the campaign.

DPM Teo said in response: "If there was any of that, I think it came from contradictions within his own party.

"And if there is anything that Mr Low wants to take up, he is free to take it up further, through legal action even, if he feels that it's necessary."

On Sunday morning, Mr Low said: "The Worker's Party would move on from this by-election and work together with the ruling party for the betterment of Singapore."

He noted Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's call to refocus on pressing, long term issues.

WP intends to focus on include the high cost of living, such as certificate of entitlement prices, calibrating the balance of the foreign worker influx. Mr Low also said that his party will also look closely at the progress of the government's productivity drive, reported The Straits Times.

The WP will also work hard on improving the estate in Hougang, said Mr Low, reiterating Hougang MP elect Png Eng Huat's election pledge.

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