02 May '11, 11pm

GE: Can Chiam last five years, asks a voter

GE: Can Chiam last five years, asks a voter

SINGAPORE: They might be leveraging the "Chiam factor" but the other members of the Singapore People's Party (SPP) team for Bishan-Toa Payoh Group Representation Constituency (GRC) on Monday gave the reassurance that they could hold their own. At a rally at Bishan Stadium, SPP's Benjamin Pwee candidly shared the feedback the team has received over the past few days, which included concerns over the health of party chief Chiam See Tong, 76. Said Mr Pwee: "Somebody else came up to me and said, Ben, Mr Chiam is so old, so frail, cannot speak as clearly enough. If we vote for him, (are) you sure he can last five years or not? While the SPP Bishan-Toa Payoh candidates did not directly address concerns about Mr Chiam's health, they reiterated that they have what it takes to look after the estate. Mr Wilfred Leung, who spent five years serving in the Potong Pasir Town Council, sa...

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