26 Oct '11, 11am

"Let the people decide which seats can be won next time. It’s not for the Workers’ Party to say." MP Yaw Shin Leong

"Let the people decide which seats can be won next time. It’s not for the Workers’ Party to say." MP Yaw Shin Leong

As a result of seeing a lack of political balance in Singapore I decided I must do something for my country. In 1997 I remember when Mr JBJ [Jeyaretnam] was at Cheng San Stadium. He said: ‘Here is the police report I made against Goh Chok Tong and his people’. For this sentence he got a legal suit. It made me wonder: What sort of system do we want to live in? [KJ: The 1997 GE was also a strong motivator for Goh Meng Seng of NSP.] This incident led me to decide which side camp I wanted to be in. In ’91, when (Low Thia Khiang) LTK won [Hougang SMC], I remember LTK said ‘this is the beginning of the next lap’. I was a 16-year-old boy, the warm and fuzzy feeling was I wanted to be part of that next lap although that was an abstract concept for me. In 2001 I was helping Mr JBJ (J B Jeyaretnam). JBJ offered me to join the WP. I declined at that time. I joined after JBJ handed th...

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