05 Apr '11, 10am

NSP duo 'want to normalise Opposition politics'

SINGAPORE - Owing to their status as former civil service high flyers, Opposition candidates Tony Tan and Hazel Poa (picture) have found themselves in the public spotlight on one too many occasions - including the time when they were part of a group who quit the Reform Party (RP) abruptly. Ironically, one of the reasons why Mr Tan was initially reluctant to step into the political arena was his disdain for the limelight. "I am not a person who likes to appear in the newspapers," said the former Singapore Armed Forces scholar who joined RP in April 2009, eight months before his wife, Ms Poa, who was previously in the Administrative Service, joined him. The couple, who both turn 41 this year and had attained first class honours from Cambridge University, were announced as National Solidarity Party (NSP) candidates last month - barely a month after their departures from RP ma...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/SingaporeVotes/EDC110405-00009...

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