SINGAPORE – The Workers’ Party re-elected 11 of its 14 Central Executive Committee members yesterday, with party chairman Sylvia Lim and secretary-general Low Thia Khiang keeping their posts.
Four new members were elected, including those who had joined in the last two years.
Mr Gerald Giam, 33, a senior consultant with a global technology consulting firm joined the party about one-and-a-half years ago.
Another new council member is Dr John Yam, 48, whose blog states that he is in the telecommunications industry and that he holds a doctorate from the University of South Australia.
The other two are members who have been active in the WP Youth Wing.
Ms Frieda Chan, 34, joined the party in October 2006 and was elected as a member of the WPYW Executive Committee in 2008.
She was listed as the co-founding board director and chairperson of Life! Community Development and serving as social work ambassador for The Singapore Association of Social Workers.
The fourth new member is Mr Muhammad Faisal Abdul Manap, who served on the WPYW Executive Committee between 2006 and 2008.
Making way for these new faces were three candidates for the party at the previous General Election: Dr Poh Lee Guan, 48, who had contested in Nee Soon East; Brandon Siow, 34, and Perry Tong, 38, both of whom were part of the team which contested the East Coast Group Representation Constituency (GRC).