06 Mar '11, 11pm

PAP to field female candidates in SMCs?: ... plans for the women's executive committees under the WIN Council. T...

FEMALE political candidates could be placed in the hot seat, competing for single-member constituencies (SMCs) in the upcoming General Election. Dr Amy Khor, who is South West District mayor, may be one of the first women to contest an SMC since the 1991 election, if she becomes a candidate in her current ward. The five-member Hong Kah Group Representation Constituency (GRC), which she is part of, will be dissolved. In its place, Hong Kah North SMC will be formed while other districts will be absorbed by the newly delineated Chua Chu Kang GRC and Pioneer SMC. Another potential female candidate for an SMC is Member of Parliament (MP) Grace Fu, who is in charge of Yuhua Division, now part of Jurong GRC. Yuhua has also been designated as an SMC. Dr Khor, Minister of State for the Environment and Water Resources, said: "If the Prime Minister and party leaders ask me to stand i...

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