Veteran opposition politician Tan Jee Say and members of the Singaporeans First Party (SFP), or SingFirst, held a walkabout at Tanjong Pagar GRC last week.
Party Chief Tan Jee Say was a principal private secretary to then-Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong and contested the 2011 general election under the opposition Singapore Democratic Party, but failed to win a seat.
The party previously contested in Tanjong Pagar during the 2015 General Elections, but only won 22.3 percent of the popular vote in Tanjong Pagar GRC, against the PAP team led by current Deputy Prime Minister-in-waiting Chan Chun Sing.
In a Facebook post, the party shared photos of their walkabout and wrote, “Thank You Tanjong Pagar supporters for remembering us”.
They also added, “We will definitely work harder to serve your needs!”
Tanjong Pagar GRC is helmed by both the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and second minister of Finance and Education Indranee Rajah, and the Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing. This GRC notably contains the electoral division where the late founding Prime Minister and former Senior Minister/Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew had stood since his debut in 1955 until his death on 23 March 2015, after serving for 60 years.
The Singaporeans First Party is not the only party eyeing Tanjong Pagar GRC. During the Progress Singapore Party’s (PSP) first walkabout, Secretary-General Dr Tan Cheng Bock crossed paths with People’s Action Party (PAP) Member of Parliament (MP) Indranee Rajah.
The met in Tiong Bahru Market, shared a brief and cordial-looking exchange before moving on.
It was also reported that the PAP MP told reporters shortly after to “let the people choose the person who can serve them well”.
To this, Dr Tan responded saying that being on the opposition, they need not be confrontational, but to be cordial and still work on things together. /TISG
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