Singapore — Following much speculation since he joined the Progress Singapore Party on June 24, it has finally been confirmed that Mr Lee Hsien Yang, brother of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, will not be contesting the General Election this year.
Mr Lee was not with the PSP team for Tanjong Pagar GRC that filed its nomination papers at the Bendemeer Primary School nomination centre after 11 am on Tuesday (June 30). Nominations closed at 12 pm.
The PSP team for Tanjong Pagar comprises Mr Michael Chua, who runs a private firm in the environmental sector; lawyer Wendy Low, technologist Harish Pillay, senior trainer Abas Kasmani and new face Terence Soon, a Singapore Airlines pilot.
Mr Lee was seen with the team earlier in the morning in a coffee shop near the Bendemeer Primary School nomination centre, which covers Bishan-Toa Payoh, Jalan Besar and Tanjong Pagar GRCs and Radin Mas SMC.
Mr Lee, who was with PSP members Abas Kasmani, Harish Pillay and Terence Soon, said: “I’m here with my friends.” /TISG