19 Apr '11, 2pm

GE: WP defends Chen Show Mao's commitment

SINGAPORE: The Workers' Party said its candidate Chen Show Mao has enough commitment and local connection, having attended schools here and done National Service as an Infantry Officer. WP chairman Sylvia Lim was responding to a forum letter from Education Minister and PAP organising secretary, Dr Ng Eng Hen - questioning Mr Chen's commitment and motivations. She added that Mr Chen's parents have been here since 1972, and he has kept in touch with Singapore, coming back four to five times a year. She said: "For example, he's serving on the SMU Law School advisory board. So since 2007, four years ago till now, he's been in touch with WP, our activities and also coming back and learning more about how he can contribute. "He's also made known to the public that his wife and children will be moving back permanently to Singapore with him and that he intends to carry on his poli...

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