04 Apr '11, 1am

Opposition MPs Chiam and Low should be lauded if they contest in GRCs, says our reader. #SGelections

MR ANG Kok Thiam argues that veteran opposition leaders Chiam See Tong and Low Thia Khiang should contest in Potong Pasir and Hougang respectively as they have done before ('Chiam, Low should stay put'; last Saturday). I do not entirely agree with his views. Mr Ang presents his case by painting two 'unfavourable' scenarios. The first is that if the teams led by Mr Chiam and Mr Low are victorious, 'Singapore may lose two Cabinet ministers'. If this pans out, then the ministers and their teams have performed poorly in the eyes of voters and do not deserve to be MPs or ministers. No one, not even the most senior of ministers or the most promising of candidates, has the divine right to be an MP without doing what a candidate ought to do - win the votes of constituents. Candidates, especially those donning the People's Action Party (PAP) white, should not feel they are already ...

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