24 Apr '11, 11am

WP candidate: My wife threatened to divorce me

WP candidate: My wife threatened to divorce me

EMOTIONS ran high as Workers' Party (WP) candidate Watson Chong broke down while describing his family's initial objection to his involvement in opposition politics. He was among five candidates the opposition party introduced on Sunday. Shortly after joining the party in April 2008, his wife of 17 years threatened to leave him when she found out he was a member of the opposition party. ''If you join, I'll divorce you,' that's what she said,' recounted Mr Chong, 51, as tears flowed and his voice cracked. The aviation consultancy managing director, likely to be fielded in Nee Soon GRC, said it was the fear that he would end up embroiled in lawsuits like previous opposition politicians that drove his wife to issue such an ultimatum. But the father of two children, aged 10 and 12, added that his family has since come to support his political involvement. Read the full story i...

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