Bukit Batok by-election: Murali wins majority of overseas votes

SINGAPORE - The People's Action Party's (PAP) Murali Pillai has won the majority of overseas votes in the Bukit Batok by-election, the Elections Department (ELD) said in a statement today (May 11).

Mr Murali received 24 overseas votes, while his opponent Singapore Democratic Party secretary-general Chee Soon Juan pulled eight votes.

The 32 votes were counted today at the ELD Training Centre at Victoria Street.

A total of 52 overseas electors were registered.

Mr Murali had beaten Dr Chee with 61.2 per cent of local votes at the May 7 by-election.

The total number of votes vast now stands at 24,224, inclusive of 622 rejected votes. This is 94.16 per cent of the 25,727 registered electors in the Bukit Batok Single Member Constituency.