GE2015: We've said enough on AHPETC, says Sylvia Lim

Workers’ Party chairman Sylvia Lim speaking at a rally in Hougang on Sept 2.
Workers’ Party chairman Sylvia Lim speaking at a rally in Hougang on Sept 2.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE
Ms Sylvia Lim (right) was with a team of about 15 activists at Fengshan market on Friday morning, including WP Fengshan SMC candidate Dennis Tan (second right).
Ms Sylvia Lim (right) was with a team of about 15 activists at Fengshan market on Friday morning, including WP Fengshan SMC candidate Dennis Tan (second right).ST PHOTO: DANSON CHEONG

SINGAPORE - The Workers' Party (WP) has done and said enough on the ongoing Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC) saga and will leave the matter for voters to decide, said its chairman Sylvia Lim on Friday.

At a walkabout in the Fengshan Market, Ms Lim told the media that she believed voters now had sufficient information to decide for themselves.

Citing letters to the media, she said voters feel the matter has been debated and discussed for too long.

"There is a sentiment that voters have expressed... that this election really should be focusing on national issues, and this issue on town council lapses versus People's Association lapses - if people keep going on and on about it, it could sound like a broken record," she said.

Ms Lim was with a team of about 15 activists at the market on Friday morning, including WP Fengshan SMC candidate Dennis Tan and the WP's four-man East Coast GRC team led by Mr Gerald Giam.

Fengshan SMC is expected to be one of the hottest wards to watch this General Election, with Mr Tan going up against first-time PAP candidate Cheryl Chan, a long time grassroots leader in the area.

When asked, Mr Tan, 45, said he felt neither his nor Ms Chan's gender would matter to voters.

"I think there are no advantages, I hope voters will look at us and consider each candidate's qualities," said Mr Tan.

He added that he had met Ms Chan, 38, on Nomination Day.

"I wished her all the best, and I will leave it to the electorate here to decide who is a better candidate," he said.

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