NSP hints at A-team for coming election

SINGAPORE - The National Solidarity Party (NSP) hinted that it will slate its A-team for the coming election as it turned up at Tampines East for a walkabout on Saturday (Aug 15). 

However, the party kept mum about its line-up, suggesting that it prefers for the ruling party to show its hand first, local media outlets reported.

"I think we'd prefer for the PAP to reveal their candidates for the constituencies we're interested in first, before we announce our candidates," said Acting Secretary-General Hazel Poa.

"It's always advantageous to know who you'll be running against before we decide on the final line-up."

At the walkabout today, 15 party members and volunteers turned up. Ms Poa was flanked by branding consultant Mohamed Fazli Talip, 34, and Cambridge-educated lawyer Lim Tean, 50, reported The Straits Times.

NSP has indicated that it will contest in Tampines and Sembawang GRCs, and Pioneer SMC.

But today, Ms Poa revealed that Tampines is where the party will focus its resources on.

In a separate interview with Channel NewsAsia, Ms Poa refused to confirm if Ms Kevryn Lim would be fielded as part of the NSP slate.

Ms Lim had been in the news recently after videos and photographs of her clad in a white tight-fitting dress and speaking to reporters made rounds on the Internet earlier this month.

While netizens have been drawing comparisons between Ms Lim and Nicole Seah, Ms Poa played down the comparisons, suggesting that they are two very different individuals. "To us, she's just a very different individual with her own hopes and aspirations," said Ms Poa.

She added: "None of us saw this connection until the media started comparing the two."