The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP)’s Khung Wai Yeen visited Bukit Panjang over the weekend to speak to residents. Two pertinent issues that was spoken about were cost of living and Central Provident Funds (CPF).
In a social media post on October 28, Secretary-General Dr Chee Soon Juan wrote that he and SDP member Khung Wai Yeen went to “say hello to breakfast-goers”.
He wrote, “Again, the cost of living and CPF retention came up as the two most prominent issues on residents’ minds”, adding that “Wai Yeen was up against PAP’s Teo Ho Pin in the 2015 GE, the MP behind the AIM controversy”.
On his Facebook post, Chairman of the SDP Dr Paul Tambyah also showed support to Khung.
The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) has also confirmed that it intends to contest five constituencies at the next General Election – the same electoral divisions it contested in 2015.
The opposition party plans to field candidates for two Group Representation Constituencies (GRCs) – Holland-Bukit Timah and Marsiling-Yew Tee – and the single-seat wards of Bukit Batok, Yuhua and Bukit Panjang.
The SDP is also the first out of the gate to announce which constituencies it intends to contest at the next General Election, which must be held by April 2021.
Currently, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bukit Panjang is Dr Teo Ho Pin. Along with being an MP for Bukit Panjang Constituency, he serves as the Mayor of the North West District, and the Chairman of Holland-Bukit Panjang Town Council.
The other MPs for Holland-Bukit Timah GRC are Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Ms Sim Ann, Mr Liang Eng Hwa and Mr Christopher de Souza. -/TISG