08 May '11, 4am

Goodbye, Mr Chiam

Goodbye, Mr Chiam

It was a daring gamble for Singapore's longest-serving opposition Member of Parliament. Mr Chiam See Tong, who had served the people of Potong Pasir for the last 27 years, took the risk of leaving his ward and contesting in the Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC instead, as his wife Lina contested in his stead. Alas, it proved costly for both Mr Chiam and his wife. The result signals the end of an era for a man called the "gentleman MP", for his non-adversarial approach. More in The New Paper on Sunday (May 8).

Full article: http://tnp.sg/content/goodbye-mr-chiam

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