SDP's Chee Soon Juan says he will contest in upcoming general election

SDP's Chee Soon Juan says he will contest in upcoming general election
The Singapore Democratic Party secretary-general Chee Soon Juan (centre) introduces ex-political detainee Dr Wong Souk Yee (left) and Mr Sadasivam Veriyah (right) at the party headquarters in Ang Mo Kio on Aug 29, 2015.
PHOTO: The Straits Times

SINGAPORE - Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) secretary-general Chee Soon Juan has announced on Saturday that he will contest in the coming election.

The party also held a press conference at the party's headquarters in Ang Mo Kio.

In a video of the press conference streamed live on YouTube, Chee unveiled two other SDP candidates - Sadasivam Veriyah, an ex-teacher and unionist who contested in the 2011 election in Sembawang GRC, and Wong Souk Yee, an ex-political detainee.

Dr Chee last contested in the general election in 2001. He was declared a bankrupt and could not be fielded in the 2006 and 2011 elections, after he lost the defamation suits filed by then-Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew and then-Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong during the 2001 general election.

Dr Chee was cleared of bankruptcy in 2012, reported The Straits Times.

candicec@sph.com.sg

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