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Low Thia Kiang to contest in Aljunied GRC

Posted by singaporege2011 on April 27, 2011

Hougang MP Low Thia Kiang has thrown caution against the wind by leaving his stronghold of Hougang to contest in Aljunied GRC.

The others in the team are chairman Sylvia Lim, corporate lawyer Chen Show Mao, Pritam Singh, a postgraduate law student, and Muhamad Faisal Manap, a freelance counseller.

WP Organizing Secretary Yaw Shin Leong replaced Mr Low to contest in Hougang, where he has been the MP since 1991. Yaw was lambasted by netizens for proudly proclaiming that he voted for the PAP three years ago.

It appears that WP is pooling all its resources together to secure a breakthrough in Aljunied GRC where it garnered 44 percent of the valid votes in the previous election.

PAP’s George Yeo said he expected the PAP to field a strong team and called his opponents ‘worthy’.

In a press conference later, Low warned Singaporeans of the high stakes in the coming election:

“This is a a watershed election. We may end up with no elected opposition MP. It was 30 years ago that JBJ became the first elected opposition in 1981. I hope we don’t go back to those days without any opposition MP.”

With public anger against the PAP at an all-time high, the ruling PAP faces its toughest election ever against a resurgent opposition whose ranks are boosted by the entry of several highly qualified former government officials and professionals from the private sector.

One Response to “Low Thia Kiang to contest in Aljunied GRC”

  1. Juan said

    i heard from a friend who is a HUDC resident in hougang that they can’t get their preperty privatised because Low Thia Kiang has not resolved the sinking funds issue. is he can’t even manage accounts, why still talk about First World Parliament? do you really want to trust this guy with your estate?

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