Set aside space for seniors at rallies

My wife and I are from the pioneer generation, and we often make it a point to watch the political rallies in our constituency.

For the upcoming hustings, I suggest that political parties mark out a section at their rallies for seniors and wheelchair users.

Many are keen to attend political rallies, but were discouraged from attending in the past because of the overwhelming crowd. There were usually no chairs to sit on, or even standing room at many rallies.

Such rallies can last for several hours and the crowd can get excited and unruly, which would be dangerous for these elderly citizens.

These seniors are as important as the younger voters, and should be given the chance to watch the candidates in action before they make a decision on who to vote for.

Jeff Tan Hong Liak

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 29, 2015, with the headline 'Set aside space for seniors at rallies'. Print Edition | Subscribe