Hope death penalty will be abolished one day

M. Ravi, 46

Occupation: Lawyer

Family: Single

Education: Bachelor of Law from Cardiff University

Hobbies: Gym, writing, yoga and swimming

Why politics?

I've been involved in various constitutional challenges. And it is difficult for the Court to handle some of these questions because they are within the parameters of Parliament. So I feel it'll be best that I go to Parliament and be an effective check there.

Why you?

I think quite a number of residents know me. I think our team stands out.

What issues will you focus on?

I really hope that one day the death penalty will be abolished.

Favourite spot in Singapore?

Club Street and also Ang Mo Kio coffee shops because I enjoy the interaction with the foreigners at Club Street and I also enjoy the camaraderie at the coffee shop because I'm a kampong boy at heart.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 29, 2015, with the headline 'Hope death penalty will be abolished one day'. Print Edition | Subscribe