RESIDENTS and shopkeepers of Teck Ghee constituency watched on in interest yesterday as a big group donning whites led by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong bumped into a bunch of Workers’ Party (WP) members clad in blue at a hawker centre. Both parties were on walkabouts around Teck Ghee.
Shaking hands with the Opposition members, Mr Lee asked, “Are you planning to stand here? Are you going to contest here?”
To this, WP member Yaw Shin Leong replied: “Ang Mo Kio GRC is one of our targets.”
“A big target or a small target?” asked Mr Lee.
“A massive one,” said Mr Yaw, who later explained to reporters that Ang Mo Kio was a “massive” target to the WP because it was a tough one.
“Well, good luck, and I look forward to seeing you people here,” said Mr Lee.
WP had said it might contest in Ang Mo Kio to provide voters there with a chance to vote.
The Opposition party had visited Teck Ghee about five or six times this year, said Mr Yaw, a 30-year-old IT consultant.
With him yesterday were other WP members, including businesswoman Glenda Han, 30; sales coordinator Abdul Salim, 24; translation company editorial executive Lee Wai Leng, 26; sales executive Melvin Tan, 31; and property executive Gopal Krishnan, 54. – LEE CHING WERN