Entrepreneur Jaslyn Go touted again as SDP candidate for Yuhua SMC

ST VIDEO: WALTER SIM
ST VIDEO: WALTER SIM
Entrepreneur Jaslyn Go, who was introduced by the Singapore Democratic Party's Chee SIok Chin as its candidate for Yuhua SMC earlier, speaking to a resident during a walkabout on Sunday.
Entrepreneur Jaslyn Go, who was introduced by the Singapore Democratic Party's Chee SIok Chin as its candidate for Yuhua SMC earlier, speaking to a resident during a walkabout on Sunday. PHOTO: WALTER SIM

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) during a walkabout on Sunday morning, trotted out entrepreneur Jaslyn Go as its likely candidate for Yuhua single member constituency (SMC) in the coming polls.

Ms Chee Siok Chin, who is the sister of SDP party chief Dr Chee Soon Juan and also a member of the party's Central Executive Committee (CEC), was overheard saying, "Meet our candidate," when introducing Ms Go to residents at Yuhua Village Market and Food Centre in Jurong East.

Dr Chee, who was not at the walkabout on Sunday, had said last week that the SDP would be fielding candidates in Holland-Bukit Timah and Marsiling-Yew Tee GRCs, as well as the single seat wards in Bukit Panjang, Bukit Batok and Yuhua at the next general elections, widely expected to be held next month.

If made official, Yuhua residents would get to choose between two female candidates in as many elections since it was carved out from Jurong GRC in 2011.

 

Minister in the Prime Minister's Office, Ms Grace Fu had announced on Saturday that she will be defending the ward which she has served as MP since 2006.

Sunday's walkabout, however, would not be the first time Ms Go is being touted as a possible candidate for the party in Yuhua.

In the run-up to the 2011 elections, some party members said she would be fielded in the ward and pitted against Ms Fu, only to be replaced by Ms Teo Soh Lung, a former Internal Security Act (ISA) detainee.

Ms Teo, a retired lawyer, lost to Ms Fu at the last polls, with the incumbent winning 66.9 per cent of the vote.