2 new faces as PAP reveals line-up for PM Lee's Ang Mo Kio GRC, Hougang and Sengkang West

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Colorectal surgeon Koh Poh Koon is back in the game. The 43-year-old who contested in the Punggol East By-Election will be fielded in the Prime Minister's Ang Mo Kio Group Representation Constituency (GRC) alongside ex-host of The Pyramid Game, Darryl David.
(From left) PAP introduced three new candidates on Saturday (Aug 15): Mr Darryl David and Dr Koh Poh Koon for AMK GRC and Mr Lee Hong Chuang for Hougang SMC. PHOTOS: PAP
From left: Mr Inderjit Singh, Mr Ang Hin Kee, Dr Lam Pin Min, Mr Gan Thiam Poh, Mr Darryl David, PM Lee Hsien Loong, Dr Koh Poh Koon, Mr Lee Hong Chuang, Dr Intan Azura Mokhtar, Mr Seng Han Thong, and Mr Yeo Guat Kwang. ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
PAP candidates for Ang Mo Kio GRC (from left) Dr Intan Azura Mokhtar, Dr Koh Poh Koon, Mr Gan Thiam Poh, PM Lee Hsien Loong, Mr Darryl David and Mr Ang Hin Kee. ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
From left: Dr Koh Poh Koon and Mr Darryl David will be contesting in the Ang Mo Kio GRC and Mr Lee Hong Chuang will be contesting in the Hougang SMC. ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
Mr Lee Hong Chuang (centre) speaking to members of the media after the press conference. He will be contesting in the Hougang SMC.

Temasek Polytechnic's School of Design deputy director Darryl David, 44, and colorectal surgeon Koh Poh Koon, 43, will join Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's Ang Mo Kio GRC team to contest the next election.

The two new additions to the six-member team were unveiled on Saturday, together with the PAP's candidate for Hougang SMC, IT manager Lee Hong Chuang, 45.

Mr David and Dr Koh will join existing Ang Mo Kio GRC MPs, Dr Intan Azura Mokhtar and Mr Ang Hin Kee, in the prime minister's team.

Mr Gan Thiam Poh is also joining the team after his Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC ward was absorbed into Ang Mo Kio GRC in the recent boundary changes.

Dr Lam Pin Min will defend his Sengkang West seat at the elections.

Of the line-up introduced, Mr David and Mr Lee Hong Chuang are the new faces.

Dr Koh had contested the 2013 Punggol East by-election that was won by the Workers' Party's Lee Li Lian.

Mr David is perhaps best known as a television personality, having spent 22 years in the media.

He became a household name in the 1990s hosting The Pyramid Game. He joined Temasek Polytechnic in 2001.

During his introduction on Saturday morning, Mr David spoke in Hokkien, about the importance of connecting with older residents.

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Mr Lee - the party's Hougang candidate - is a senior IT manager at IBM.

He is the PAP branch chairman in Hougang and was also the team manager for the national gymnastics team.

He is Hainanese but he said he learnt Teochew to connect with Hougang residents.

He said: "I'll try my best to gain their trust, get them to understand who I am."

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PM Lee said: "In Hougang, Hong Chuang expects to have a tough fight. But I know him, he has the fighting spirit..."

The newcomers to Ang Mo Kio GRC replace retiring veteran MPs Seng Han Thong and Mr Inderjit Singh.

Mr Inderjit said: "I've been around for 31 years, and you'll continue to hear from me."

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Mr Yeo Guat Kwang, who is being redeployed from Ang Mo Kio GRC, said he does not know where he will be fielded.

He added: "Wherever I go, I will serve with a sincere heart."

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