GE2015: RP candidate shouts 'Vote for Workers' Party' in second elections faux pas

RP candidate Jesse Loo is overheard in this video saying "Vote for Workers' Party!"ST VIDEO: KOK XING HUI

SINGAPORE - A Reform Party (RP) candidate, in yet another elections faux pas, accidentally shouted for voters to support a party other than his own.

RP candidate Jesse Loo, who is contesting Ang Mo Kio GRC at the Sept 11 polls, was overheard saying "Vote for Workers' Party!"

The gaffe, which was caught on video, occurred during an outreach event outside Ang Mo Kio MRT station on Wednesday while Mr Loo was distributing party flyers to commuters.

This is the second occasion in as many days that an RP candidate had slipped up in public this way.

Lawyer M Ravi, who is contesting alongside Mr Loo in the RP team for Ang Mo Kio, did the same during his speech on Nomination Day.

While making the clarion call for supporters to "take back" Singapore from the ruling People's Action Party (PAP), Mr Ravi shouted, "...stand for the P-A... Reform Party!".

That slip-up was also captured on cellphone cameras by many people at the nomination centre in Raffles Institution on Tuesday.

Mr Ravi and Mr Loo, who used to work in a bank, as well as blogger Roy Ngerng, media trainer Siva Chandran, career counsellor Gilbert Goh and entrepreneur Osman Sulaiman, are in the six-man RP team challenging a PAP team led by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong for the group representation constituency.

kxinghui@sph.com.sg