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Workers' Party: A watchdog that is now under scrutiny

Its electoral inroads raised hopes for what a constructive opposition could do, but Raeesah Khan saga has dented some of those hopes

Workers' Party leaders Pritam Singh and Low Thia Khiang engaging residents at Kovan Hougang Market and Food Centre in July 2020 ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO
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In the 1980s, when Mr Low Thia Khiang started helping out at the Workers' Party (WP), his wife's boss issued her a dire warning.

Mr Low was "dead in the water", he said, using the Chinese phrase si bu de fan sheng. It was a reflection of Singapore's political climate then, and how the opposition was viewed.

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