10 Apr '11, 12pm

GE: WP's Chen Show Mao wants to help build strong opposition

GE: WP's Chen Show Mao wants to help build strong opposition

SINGAPORE : He has been called the Workers' Party's 'secret weapon', but corporate lawyer Chen Show Mao said the true weapon would be the votes of Singaporeans during Polling Day. He wants to help build a strong opposition to provide checks and balances on the government. Mr Chen made a public appearance at a walkabout in the single ward of Joo Chiat on Sunday. Moving from coffeeshops to cafes, the Workers' Party eagerly showed off its much-talked about candidate - Chen Show Mao - to residents in the suburban neighbourhood of Siglap. Even though he has lived abroad for some 30 years, Mr Chen had little trouble connecting with the residents. Based in China, the Taiwan-born lawyer plans to relocate to Singapore. The 50-year-old took up citizenship in 1986 and has degrees from Harvard, Oxford and Stanford Universities. Mr Chen said he disagreed with Prime Minister Lee Hsien L...

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