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GE2015: Workers' Party keeping MPs in Aljunied GRC, 'no matter what PAP does': Sylvia Lim

Friday, August 28, 2015 - 13:14
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Chairman of the opposition Worker's Party Sylvia Lim (central-left) and new candidate Cheryl Loh (right) during a press conference at the party headquarters in Singapore, on Aug 27, 2015.

[SINGAPORE] The Workers' Party (WP) will stick to the plan of fielding its Aljunied GRC MPs in the five-member constituency at the Sept 11 polls, after the ruling People's Action Party (PAP) unveiled its team on Friday morning."Our plan remains the same, no matter what the PAP does," WP chairman Sylvia Lim told The Straits Times on Friday morning."It was an unanimous decision to stay. We owe a debt to the Aljunied GRC residents, and I would like to seek their mandate again as town council chairman." The PAP team will be led by four-term MP Yeo Guat Kwang, 54, who has been moved out of Ang Mo Kio GRC and has been an MP since 1997. He was an Aljunied GRC MP from 2001 to 2011.

The others include the PAP's current Aljunied branch chairmen and all first-time candidates: Mr Victor Lye, 52, in Bedok Reservoir-Punggol; Mr K. Muralidharan Pillai, 47, in Paya Lebar; Mr Chua Eng Leong, 44, in Eunos; and Mr Shamsul Kamar, 43, in Kaki Bukit.

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