28 Mar '11, 1am

That at least 40 new opposition candidates will contest the next GE is a sign of 'opposition progress': Low Thia Kiang

That at least 40 new opposition candidates will contest the next GE is a sign of 'opposition progress': Low Thia Kiang

Mr Low (right) greeting a resident at the Bendemeer market together with (from left, foreground) Ms Chan, Ms Lee, Mr Toh, (from left, background) Mr Mohammed Rahizan, Mr Somasundaram, Mr Sajeev and WP northern area committee chairman John Yam yesterday. -- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA WORKERS' Party (WP) chief Low Thia Khiang is cheered by reports that at least 40 first-time opposition candidates will contest the next election, and says it is a measure of the progress made by the opposition camp. But he urged voters on Sunday to help cement this development by turning support into votes which ensure these candidates enter Parliament as elected MPs. Mr Low, 54, said the opposition would otherwise not grow or be able to attract talented people who are keen on contributing to the political process here. 'If Singaporeans don't support the opposition and think, 'Never mind, I welcom...

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