24 Apr '11, 7pm

'If you join Opposition, I will divorce you' #sgelections

SINGAPORE - It was not how a new political candidate is usually introduced to dozens of reporters, but Workers' Party's (WP) Watson Chong Cham Weng probably could not control himself. The 51-year-old broke down after being asked if he was nervous being a first-time candidate, and what obstacles he had faced becoming a political contender. In an emotionally-charged press session, where the WP also unveiled four other candidates - Ms Frieda Chan Sio Phing, 35; Mr Sajeev Kamalasanan, 41; Mr Png Eng Huat, 49 and Mr Mohamed Fazli Bin Talip, 29 - Mr Chong teared up while recalling his family members' reactions after he told them he had joined an opposition political party. "I went to tell my father-in-law. His first reaction was: 'If it's not for the people, don't join'," said Mr Chong before pausing. "A week or two later ... He said: 'Watson, you're married ... with a family wi...

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