Workers' Party chief Low Thia Khiang to defend his seat in Aljunied

Workers' Party chief Low Thia Khiang to defend his seat in Aljunied
Low Thia Khiang, Workers' Party (WP) chief
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SINGAPORE - The incumbent Member of Parliament for Aljunied GRC Low Thia Khiang will be contesting in the same ward for the upcoming General Election.

The Secretary-General of the Workers' Party Low Thia Khiang told Channel NewsAsia before his Meet The People session in Hougang that he is "happy" that the Government today is "more responsive".

"I appreciate very much the residents of Aljunied who have given us a chance to serve, who have responded to the call to move Singapore towards a First World Parliament," he said.

Besides Aljunied group representation constituency (GRC), the Workers' Party will also be defending Hougang and Punggol East single member constituencies (SMCs).

The opposition party heavyweight said last week that "WP will go back to where we have contested before," as a matter of principle.

The constituencies targeted by the Workers' Party include Marine Parade, East Coast and Jalan Besar GRCs, as well as Fengshan, Sengkang West, Joo Chiat and MacPherson SMCs.

However, Marine Parade GRC and MacPherson SMC are being eyed by the National Solidarity Party (NSP) as well.

Nine opposition parties met on Monday night in a bid to avoid three-corner fights, and will meet on Thursday again to resolve outstanding issues.

"We want to avoid three-corner fights as far as possible," Mr Low emphasised to reporters.

"It is a waste of resources. I suppose we can better use the resources to focus on giving a choice to the people rather than a three-corner fight."

grongloh@sph.com.sg

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