13 Mar '11, 9am

[CNA] Opposition "need to seek breakthrough in GRC" in coming GE

[CNA] Opposition "need to seek breakthrough in GRC" in coming GE

SINGAPORE: Workers' Party Secretary-General Low Thia Khiang has said that any serious opposition party will need to capture a Group Representation Constituency (GRC) at the upcoming General Election to make progress. "The GRC has been the trump card of PAP and mechanism for gerrymandering," said the opposition MP for Hougang. "What happens if something happens to (opposition MP) Mr Chiam (See Tong) or something happens to me? Can we maintain Hougang? There's always this question. "If you are in GRC, perhaps you can ensure a smoother renewal and continuity...So any serious opposition candidate, serious opposition party would need to seek a breakthrough in the GRC." Mr Low was speaking to reporters after visiting the New Upper Changi Road Food Centre, which is part of East Coast GRC, on Sunday. The Workers' Party has expressed interest in contesting there. Mr Low also said t...

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