Senior MinisterTharmanShanmugaratnamyesterday explained the appearance of Mr Ivan Lim during a Facebook livestream, saying it was a move to acknowledge his work and allow him to thank residents for their support.
The livestream on the Jurong GRC Facebook page premiered on Saturday morning shortly after it was announced that the People's Action Party (PAP) team led by Mr Tharman had secured 74.62 per cent of the votes against Red Dot United in the general election.
The livestream had featured the other members of the PAP team along with Mr Lim, 42, who withdrew his candidacy before Nomination Day after receiving criticism from various quarters online over his character and conduct.
His appearance therefore raised eyebrows among some people.
Writing in the comments section of a Facebook post he had made on July 8 yesterday, Mr Tharman said that until Mr Lim stepped aside, he had worked "very hard" on the ground as a prospective candidate.