Straits Times: WP wants to offer voters a chance to vote in AMK

THE Workers’ Party (WP) team that wants to contest in Ang Mo Kio GRC just wants to provide voters there with a chance to vote.

“The Workers’ Party can provide a voice for the people. It will provide a kind of pressure and the PAP will take the people more seriously,” said Mr Yaw Shin Leong, 30, an IT consultant who was part of the disqualified WP team for Aljunied GRC in the 2001 General Election.

The Ang Mo Kio GRC is headed by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and viewed as a strong ward for the People’s Action Party.

The WP team went on its first walkabout as a group yesterday, covering Cheng San market and surrounding coffee shops in Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10.

With Mr Yaw were other WP members who are likely candidates for the Ang Mo Kio slate. They are: businesswoman Glenda Han, 30; sales coordinator Abdul Salim, 24; translation company editorial executive Lee Wai Leng, 26; sales executive Melvyn Tan, 31; and property executive Gopal Krishnan, 54.

T. RAJAN

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