Workers' Party lacks minority representation?
PUNGGOL East residents have voted for the Workers' Party's Lee Li Lian to be their MP ("WP sweeps Punggol East with 54.5%"; yesterday).
As a Punggol East resident, I have reservations about whether the decision was the right one - during 10 days of campaigning, I did not see a Malay, Indian or anyone from a minority race among the WP members.
I had thought that perhaps such members could not be around due to their work commitments, but at the WP's victory parade yesterday, there was still no one from a minority race among their number.
The WP was formed primarily to address the concerns of workers across the board, especially low-wage workers. After General Election 2011, I realised that the WP was flooded with Chinese members.
During the campaigning, I asked Ms Lee about the representation of the minorities in the WP, but did not get an answer.
Has WP leader Low Thia Khiang forgotten our national pledge where we pledged equality regardless of race or creed?
Paul Antony Fernandez