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WP candidate chosen for Hougang by-election, says Low Thia Khiang

Workers' Party Secretary-General Low Thia Khiang said the party has chosen a candidate for the Hougang by-election, but he declined to reveal who it is just yet.

WP candidate chosen for Hougang by-election, says Low Thia Khiang

Photo taken by Joseph Andrew Lim of Mr Low Thia Khiang at Blk 103 Hougang during WP's Meet The People's session corner where he made the remarks to the media.

SINGAPORE: Workers' Party Secretary-General Low Thia Khiang said the party has chosen a candidate for the Hougang by-election, but he declined to reveal who it is just yet.

Mr Low said the party's Central Executive Committee met on Wednesday and there was no dispute on who the candidate should be.

Speaking to the media at the Hougang meet-the-people session (MPS) on Wednesday evening, Mr Low said an official announcement will be made at a news conference on Thursday.

Mr Low was accompanied to the session by 49-year-old Png Eng Huat, the Workers' Party candidate for East Coast GRC in the 2011 election.

Mr Png has been seen walking the ground in Hougang after Member of Parliament Yaw Shin Leong was expelled from the party.

Mr Low said he was a little surprised by the timing of the by-election as he thought that the Prime Minister would need more time to consider calling for one.

Mr Low said he is satisfied with how his team has served Hougang residents, despite the absence of an elected MP.

"The residents of Hougang has another chance, another opportunity to elect their MP, and it also proves to the residents in Hougang that they will not be short-changed. If the MP is not up to the mark, the Workers' Party is prepared to give them another opportunity to make another choice. This is what we stand for," said Mr Low.

Source: CNA/ac

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