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Lawrence Wong, Halimah Yacob to co-anchor PAP's Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC team
THE People's Action Party's (PAP) team for the newly formed Marsiling-Yew Tee Group Representative Constituency (GRC) will be co-anchored by Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Lawrence Wong and Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob.
Backbenchers Alex Yam and Ong Teng Koon will make up the other half of the four-member group, announced Mr Wong on Friday at a void deck party at Block 3, Marsiling Drive.
Although Marsiling-Yew Tee may be a new GRC, Mr Wong said it is a place with "very rich history and heritage".
"We want to build on this legacy, and do even more in Marsiling-Yew Tee. . . We will see how we can enhance connectivity for residents across Marsiling and Yew Tee, and also enhance the services and facilities across the whole GRC," said Mr Wong, who is also Second Minister of Communications and Information.
As the only completely new constituency in the 2015 electoral landscape, Marsiling-Yew Tee takes in about 61,000 voters from Sembawang GRC's Marsiling and Woodgrove wards, and another 46,000 voters from Chua Chu Kang GRC's Yew Tee ward. All told, there are an estimated 107,527 electors in the new GRC.
Added Madam Halimah, who will be focusing on the Marsiling ward: "We are all servants of the people. . . This is a new GRC, and therefore we want to serve with our hearts, with total commitment, in order to uplift the lives of the people here."