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Blogger Roy Ngerng and paralympian William Tan apply to be NMPs

Published on May 21, 2014 12:59 PM
 
Roy Ngerng Yi Ling speaking during a three-hour protest rally at Speakers’ Corner in Hong Lim Park on 8 June 2013. Mr Ngerng took to social media on Wednesday morning to announce he has applied to be a Nominated Member of Parliament(NMP). -- PHOTO: ST FILE 

SINGAPORE - Blogger Roy Ngerng took to social media on Wednesday morning to announce he has applied to be a Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP).

Another who has stepped forward to be considered is National Cancer Centre physician Dr William Tan, who in 2007 became the first wheelchair user to complete a marathon at the North Pole. The 56-year-old was nominated by Mr Alvin Lim, the chief executive officer of non-profit organisation BizLink, and hopes to champion equal opportunites for people with disabilities.

Meanwhile, Mr Ngerng, 33, posted on Facebook that his NMP proposal was submitted by fellow blogger Han Hui Hui on Tuesday. The health-care worker said Ms Han had proposed the idea to him three weeks ago, and he agreed.

Mr Ngerng, who has been running political blog The Heart Truths for two years, said he has spoken up on issues like CPF, education, health care and wages online and is looking for a chance to share these views in Parliament. He hopes to see an increase in health-care spending and the salaries of low-wage workers, among others.

 
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