PAP unveils 2 new faces for Jurong GRC

SINGAPORE - The People's Action Party has unveiled two new faces who will join the party in contesting the Jurong Group Constituency (GRC) in the coming general election.

Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam revealed the new slate at the PAP's branch office in Clementi on Thursday.

According to media reports, the two are former civil servant Rahayu Mahzam, 35 and oncologist Tan Wu Meng, 40.

They will be joining the five-member team along with Mr Tharman, Minister of State for National Development Desmond Lee and backbencher Ang Wei Neng.

Ms Rahayu was previously the deputy registrar of the Syariah courts. She will be filling the space left by Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob, who will be contesting in the newly-formed Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC.

Ms Rahayu specialises in civil litigation and family law and has been an active volunteer in several Muslim grassroots organisations since 1997, reported The Straits Times.

Meanwhile, Dr Tan will be taking over from retiring MP Arthur Fong, whose Clementi ward in West Coast GRC now falls under Jurong GRC, due to the new electoral boundaries.

Dr Tan is currently a consultant and specialist in medical oncology at the Parkway Cancer Centre.