27 Nov '11, 1am

Young PAP calls for 'fairer fares' for poly students at Speakers' Corner event

Young PAP calls for 'fairer fares' for poly students at Speakers' Corner event

Ngee Ann Poly student Gerlyn Ong, 19, speaking at the Speakers' Corner in Hong Lim Park yesterday. The speakers called for concessionary fares for polytechnic students, who pay twice what those in junior colleges and the ITE do. -- ST PHOTO: RAJ NADARAJAN By Rachel Chang The group of young people, dressed in white and equipped with whistles and clappers, could have been at a People's Action Party (PAP) rally. Most, indeed, were members of the ruling party's youth wing. But they had gathered at the Speakers' Corner on a Saturday morning not in support of the Government - but to protest against a perceived inequality. Some 50 people showed up for the Young PAP's (YP) first public advocacy event on Saturday in support of concessionary public transport travel for polytechnic and university students. Polytechnic and university students are considered tertiary-level rather than ...

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