Streats: WP gets first chairwoman

TEMASEK Polytechnic law lecturer Sylvia Lim, 38, was elected chairman of the Workers’ Party yesterday, the first woman to hold the key post in the party’s 45-year history.

The Straits Times today reports that another seven new faces were also elected into the 14-member central executive council, giving the policy-making heart of the opposition party are more youthful face as most of the eight are in their 30s, with one as young as 24.

A potential candidate for the General Election due by 2007, Ms Lim expressed the hope that her victory will reduce the fear among some Singaporeans in joining opposition parties.

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