GE2015: Possible candidates for SingFirst go on walkabout at Mei Ling St Market

The possible SingFirst team contesting Tanjong Pagar GRC (from left) Mr Melvyn Chiu, Mr Fahmi Rais, Mr Tan Jee Say, Dr Ang Yong Guan and Mr Chirag Desai.
The possible SingFirst team contesting Tanjong Pagar GRC (from left) Mr Melvyn Chiu, Mr Fahmi Rais, Mr Tan Jee Say, Dr Ang Yong Guan and Mr Chirag Desai. ST PHOTO: AW CHENG WEI

SINGAPORE - Singaporeans First (SingFirst) Party, which will be contesting in Tanjong Pagar and Jurong group representation constituencies (GRCs), has formed up teams "likely to compete" in the upcoming election.

"The line-up may still change," said party chief Tan Jee Say. "Nothing is confirmed until Nomination Day."

The team tipped to contest Tanjong Pagar include Mr Tan, 61; psychiatrist Ang Yong Guan, 60; sales executive Melvyn Chiu, 36; risk manager Chirag Desai, 38, and media consultant Fahmi Rais, 48.

The five candidates went on a walkabout at Mei Ling Street Market on Sunday (Aug 30) morning, where they met and greeted residents.

 

This leaves IT consultant Wong Chee Wai, 44, retired army colonel Tan Peng Ann, 67, sales director Wong Soon Hong, 57, chemist David Foo, 51, and retired police officer Sukdeu Singh, 64, to contest in Jurong GRC.

It is the first time Tanjong Pagar GRC will be contested in more than 20 years.

The constituency has been won by People's Action Party in walkovers since it was created in 1991. Founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, who died in March this year, had led the GRC for 60 years, since 1955. It is now helmed by labour chief Chan Chun Sing, Minister in the Prime Minister's office.