27 Mar '11, 1am

Opposition parties are said to be considering fielding 'suicide squads' in Tanjong Pagar and Marine Parade GRCs

SOME opposition parties are keen for their young rookies to take on two former prime ministers in their People's Action Party (PAP) strongholds at the coming polls. If they do so, their gambit would be reminiscent of a Workers' Party (WP) 'suicide squad' that challenged Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in his Ang Mo Kio GRC in the 2006 General Election. The term 'suicide squad' was coined by PM Lee that election, as a comment on how the WP team - five of whom were aged between 24 and 31 - had no real hope of winning the six-member GRC. Sources say the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) is eyeing the Tanjong Pagar GRC led by Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew as a potential battleground. The National Solidarity Party (NSP) is said to be considering fielding a young team in Marine Parade GRC, helmed by Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong, 69. The SDP, led by Dr Chee Soon Juan, has held walk...

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