19 Apr '11, 12am

Eng Hen asks WP to explain Chen Show Mao's motives. Does he really want him to show mao (毛)? #sgelections

MR BENJAMIN Chow ('About Chen: Time will tell'; last Thursday) asked Mr Chen Show Mao why he wanted to participate in local politics now, after being abroad for so long. This is a reasonable question from any voter. But Mr Low Thia Khiang's reply brushed aside the question ('About Chen: WP rebuts Forum writer'; last Friday). In our search for candidates, the People's Action Party (PAP) has also considered people with good academic and work credentials who have been working overseas for many years. We advise them to come back and re-establish their roots first - get a job, set up a home, bring back their children, volunteer on the ground, get to know the issues first, and only then talk about candidacy. Even then, they should expect questions from the public about their commitment to Singapore and their motivations to stand as a candidate. Two of our PAP candidates, Dr Jani...

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