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PAP's Ong Ye Kung poised for election comeback in new GRC

Published on Jul 6, 2014 7:41 AM
Mr Ong (second from left) at the Woodlands bazaar with grassroots leaders yesterday. The former Aljunied GRC candidate for the PAP made it clear that he hopes to stand in the next polls, which must be called by January 2017. -- ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

Defeated People's Action Party candidate Ong Ye Kung, 44, looks poised for a comeback in the next general election in a new GRC.

National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan invited him to help out in Sembawang GRC a few weeks ago, Mr Ong told reporters yesterday at the first grassroots event he attended there.

Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Education and Manpower Hawazi Daipi said Mr Ong will join in at his Marsiling Meet-the-People Sessions soon.

Mr Ong was a high-flying civil servant who quit to join the National Trades Union Congress in 2008, ahead of the last general election in 2011. He was touted as a potential office-holder, but was in the PAP team that lost in Aljunied GRC.

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