PAP's Lim Biow Chuan to defend Mountbatten SMC

SINGAPORE - People's Action Party (PAP) MP Lim Biow Chuan will be contesting for a second term in the Mountbatten Single Member Constituency (SMC) in the coming election.

According to local media reports, this was announced on Friday morning by Minister for Social and Family Development Tan Chuan-Jin at a press conference at the party's Mountbatten branch office above the Old Airport Road food centre.

Mr Tan said Mr Lim has served the people of Mountbatten for nine years and has been active in walking the ground, working out issues and meeting people.

Mr Lim, 52, is the president of the Consumers Association of Singapore (Case) and according to Mr Tan, Mr Lim's understanding of consumer matters meant he understood the people's needs and how to meet them at the local level.

Mr Lim will be contesting opposition politician Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss. The two fought in the 2011 election, which saw Mr Lim win with a margin of 58.6 per cent.

This time round Mrs Chong-Aruldoss will be contesting under Mr Chiam See Tong's Singapore People's Party.

"I always welcome competition - the feedback I get is that people have not quite seen her (Mrs Chong-Aruldoss) on the ground. I've been here every week, four-five times a week in this constituency. Residents can see how much time we spend on promoting relationships between neighbours and residents, and racial harmony," said Mr Lim.

"To me, being an MP is not just about saying things but to solve problems as well as find ways to make adjustments to policies without undermining their original intent."