23 Apr '11, 8am

GE: WP unveils 4 more candidates

GE: WP unveils 4 more candidates

SINGAPORE : The Workers' Party (WP) introduced four more candidates on Saturday. Among them were two new candidates - 37-year-old Koh Choong Yong, an IT executive and head of the party's Youth Wing; and 31-year-old researcher Toh Hong Boon, who is with the Genome Institute of Singapore. Both men spoke of overcoming the reservations of family members and friends when they decided to join the opposition cause. Mr Koh said he would like to address the cost of living, in particular, the way electricity is priced. Mr Toh in turn said he would like to refocus the Central Provident Fund (CPF) as a retirement plan, noting that the use of the funds has loosened too much over time. Currently, account holders may use the money to purchase homes, pay for medical bills, and for investment. The party also announced that it's fielding Vice-Chairman Mohammed Rahizan bin Yaacob and Dr Poh ...

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