Workers' Party starts Web video series on politics and current affairs

The first episode of The Working Show was hosted by voluntary welfare organisation manager Kenneth Foo and sales consultant Cheryl Denise Loh.
The first episode of The Working Show was hosted by voluntary welfare organisation manager Kenneth Foo and sales consultant Cheryl Denise Loh.PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM THE WORKERS' PARTY SINGAPORE/YOUTUBE

SINGAPORE - The Workers' Party (WP) has started a new video series online that discusses politics and current affairs, in a bid to reach out to new audiences.

Titled The Working Show, the first episode was uploaded to YouTube on Wednesday (Feb 17) and is hosted by two party members: voluntary welfare organisation manager Kenneth Foo and sales consultant Cheryl Denise Loh.

On the show, they recount their experiences as first-time candidates who stood in Nee Soon GRC at last year's Sept 11 General Election, and speak about the voters they met on the campaign trail.

Non-Constituency MP Leon Perera also makes an appearance, and reiterates why the party called for a Committee of Inquiry to be convened after the hepatitis C outbreak in Singapore General Hospital last year.

The seven-minute video ends with a list of fun facts on the WP, such as how party founder David Marshall used to campaign with an actual hammer - the symbol of the party - in his pocket.

A WP spokesman said the first video in the series is meant to sum up the major events of 2015.

The party is aiming to put out three to four episodes a year, with Mr Foo and Ms Loh as the regular hosts and other people - including former candidates -being featured.

The spokesman added that the video is part of the party's efforts to experiment with different ways to communicate with Singaporeans.

"Politics can be rather dry and confusing, we want to make it lighthearted and easy to understand," she said of the video which was shot at a void deck.

The video was made by volunteers and no costs were involved "unless you count kopi and petrol", the spokesman added.