20 Apr '11, 12am

Sylvia Lim: Is Chen Show Mao's loyalty being questioned simply because he is with @WPSG? #SGelections

VOTERS have every right to scrutinise candidates ('Writer's query on Chen reasonable, says PAP' by Dr Ng Eng Hen; yesterday). However, Dr Ng must know that even before Mr Chen Show Mao had been formally introduced as a potential Workers' Party (WP) candidate, he was already interviewed extensively by the media, including Lianhe Zaobao, The Straits Times, MediaCorp TV and, most recently, The Business Times. His responses to questions about his decision to return to Singapore and his motivations for joining the WP have been reported widely. At WP's formal candidate introduction, there will again be opportunities for the media to pose questions to him. The fact is that Show Mao's roots are here. His parents have lived here since 1972. His only sibling and her family are here. He attended our schools and voluntarily underwent national service as an infantry officer before he b...

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