25 Apr '11, 5pm

They are raising funds because of this: SDA not contesting Tanjong Pagar GRC #sgelections

SINGAPORE - A press conference yesterday by the Singapore Democratic Alliance (SDA) to announce its candidates and manifesto was overshadowed by an embarrassing chain of events earlier in the day. At about 3pm, Socialist Front chairman Ng Teck Siong told reporters that he and some SDA members would be contesting the People's Action Party (PAP) stronghold Tanjong Pagar Group Representation Constituency (GRC) - only for the group to send out a press statement within an hour to say that they were pulling out due to "shortage of funds and last minute withdrawal of support" from the SDA and its component party, the Singapore Malay National Organisation (PKMS). After the statement was brought to his attention by reporters, PKMS second vice-president Abdul Mutalib Ithnin sent out another statement to distance the party from the group. Mr Ng later explained: "The SDA and the PKMS ...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/SingaporeVotes/EDC110426-00001...

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