Low Thia Khiang (file picture)
SINGAPORE: Four new members have been elected into the Workers’ Party’s Central Executive Committee, while Chairman Sylvia Lim and Secretary-General Low Thia Khiang have been re-elected to their posts.
In a statement, the party said it held a Conference of Organisers at the party headquarters on Sunday, where 13 council members were elected into the Central Executive Committee.
The four new council members are: Frieda Chan Sio Phing, Gerald Giam, Muhammad Faisal Abdul Manap and John Yam Poh Nam.
Mr Giam is an IT consultant and a founding member of The Online Citizen, an online blog.
Ms Chan joined the Workers’ Party in October 2006 and was elected as a member of the WP Youth Wing Executive Committee in 2008.
Mr Muhammad Faisal was previously a council member with the party’s Youth Wing.
WP’s organising secretary Yaw Shin Leong had earlier said its new executive council will also be a ‘GE CEC’.
Singapore’s General Election is due by February 2012. – CNA/ir