Straits Times: Marshall back in Assembly

He calls on Lee to quit – but defeated PAP candidate says party must stand by responsibilities to people


MARSHALL’S VICTORY SALUTE. – SUNDAY TIMES PICTURE BY MAK KIAN SENG

By JACKIE SAM and EE BOON LEE

MR. David Marshall snatched victory in Anson tonight with a narrow majority of 546 votes over the People’s Action Party candidate, Inche Mahmud bin Awang. The ex-Chief Minister and leader of the Workers’ Party polled 3,598 votes against Inche Mahmud’s 3,052.

In his hour of victory, Mr. Marshall called upon the Prime Minister, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, to resign – amidst thunderous cheers from his supporters and boos from sections of the crowd outsideā€¦

Straits Times: The Singapore sell-out – by Marshall

SINGAPORE, Sun.

MR. DAVID MARSHALL, the Workers’ Party candidate for the Anson by-election, said tonight Prime Minister, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, was in partnership with Tun Lim Yew Hock, chairman of the Singapore Alliance of the SPA-UMNO-MCA-MIC, in “selling out” Singapore to Federation.

Important

Each State would have the same powers to govern internally and with special powers reserved to the central State to make equal laws in respect of inter-State commerce, taxation, defence, foreign affairs and allied subjects.

‘First colony’

“The so-called confederation is merely continued imperialism – imperialism of the Federation with Singapore as its first colony,” he said.

Very difficult

“How can they want confederation, which means that Singapore has equality with the Federation, when they don’t even want us as one of the States?” he asked.