24 Nov '11, 3am

Young PAP to hold rally at Speakers' Corner for lower fares for poly students

By Rachel Chang & Shuli Sudderuddin In a first for the People's Action Party (PAP), its youth wing is taking to the Speakers' Corner this Saturday - in the name of lower public transport fares for polytechnic students. The unprecedented public advocacy is not aimed at the Government, but rather public transport operators SMRT and SBS Transit, said Young PAP (YP) deputy organising secretary Abner Koh. Polytechnic and university students are considered tertiary-level students rather than post-secondary, hence they fork out about twice what those in junior colleges pay. Activism to redress this imbalance has been going on for years. In 2008 and 2009, a group of polytechnic and university students, including Workers' Party (WP) youth wing secretary Bernard Chen, collected some 5,200 signatures in a petition to lower fares. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered ...

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