31 Dec '11, 2am

Saturday Special Report - Faces of 2012: Chen Show Mao - Opposition pugilist

Saturday Special Report - Faces of 2012: Chen Show Mao - Opposition pugilist

POLITICS: CHEN SHOW MAO -- ST FILE PHOTO Like a silent but lethal pugilist in a wuxia film, he swept into the political arena and swiftly became one of the opposition's biggest stars. The buzz around Workers' Party MP Chen Show Mao, 50, began in March when word went around that the party had netted a 'star catch'. It turned out to be the top corporate lawyer with a string of degrees from Oxford, Harvard and Stanford universities. His donning of WP colours was a milestone, showing the opposition too can boast candidates as qualified as those from the People's Action Party. Alongside party leaders Low Thia Khiang and Sylvia Lim, he went on to make history as part of the WP team that in May won Aljunied GRC, the first GRC to be snared by the opposition. His celebrity aura still lingers. A deft user of social media, Mr Chen's each post on his Facebook page gets hundreds of 'li...

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