Singapore's 14th Parliament: 4 opposition MPs on stepping up

Jobs feature as a common theme as legislators engage with residents ahead of new session of Parliament

(Clockwise from top left) Mr Gerald Giam, Ms He Ting Ru, Mr Leong Mun Wai and Ms Hazel Poa.
(Clockwise from top left) Mr Gerald Giam, Ms He Ting Ru, Mr Leong Mun Wai and Ms Hazel Poa.ST PHOTOS: JASON QUAH, KHALID BABA
Ms Hazel Poa (left) and Mr Leong Mun Wai (bottom left) of the Progress Singapore Party, who will not be representing any constituency as Non-Constituency MPs in the new term of Parliament, say they intend to continue engaging with residents in West C
Tomorrow, in her address to Parliament, President Halimah Yacob will set out the Government’s priorities and plans for its next term.PHOTO: GOV.SG

After six weeks as MP for Sengkang GRC, Ms He Ting Ru of the Workers' Party (WP) has found that the job comes with new challenges compared with her nine years of volunteer work.

"When you're volunteering, you're always part of a team, but as an MP you end up being the face of it," says Ms He, who led the WP's four-member Sengkang team to victory in the general election last month.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 23, 2020, with the headline '4 opposition MPs on stepping up'. Print Edition | Subscribe