SINGAPORE: The Workers’ Party Youth Wing has regrouped in the wake of the resignation of its former president, Ms Nicole Seah. It posted on Facebook on Oct 28 a photo of some of its members with party chief and Leader of the Opposition, Mr Pritam Singh, and the new WP Youth Wing leader, Mr Nathaniel Koh, who was named in a social media post for the first time.
“On this rainy Saturday afternoon, we were thrilled to see so many passionate youth wing members gather for the inaugural engagement session with Party Secretary General Pritam Singh and Youth Wing President Nathaniel Koh 许金桂.”
“They discussed their ideals and initiatives on pressing youth issues. These young leaders are the fearless future of Singapore!” reads the post, which also said that the members come from diverse backgrounds but share a “united vision… to build a brighter future for all Singaporeans.”
Mr Koh also shared a photo from the session on his Facebook account, writing that he “Had an incredibly productive and insightful session with the dynamic members of the WP Youth Wing this Saturday afternoon!” He added that he was “Looking forward to many more engaging sessions in the months ahead. Together, we’re building a brighter future!”
Ms Seah, who had led the WP Youth Wing since 2021 and had just been re-elected in June this year, resigned in July. Mr Perera also stepped down from the party and, therefore, from his duties in Aljunied GRC.
Ms Seah was set to be the Youth Wing president until 2025. Mr Koh had been the vice president of the Youth Wing from 2021 until this year but was not originally on the roster of the Youth Wing leadership for 2023 to 2025. However, Mr Koh, 39, is a seasoned member of the WP, having been with the party since early in 2009.
Mr Koh managed Mr Singh’s Meet-the-People sessions as a secretarial assistant and also assisted Aljunied GRC MP and WP vice chair Faisal Manap since the general election in 2015. He has also been part of the executive committee of the WP Youth Wing.
In the 2020 general election, Mr Koh was fielded as a candidate on the WP slate at Marine Parade GRC, where the opposition team won 42.24 per cent of the vote. In November last year, Ms Seah and Mr Koh and their families joined the WP Youth Wing beach clean-up at East Coast Park. /TISG