13 May '11, 12am

Workers' Party's Eric Tan quits because...

Workers' Party's Eric Tan quits because...

SINGAPORE: With an eye on the next General Election (GE), the Workers' Party's (WP) top leadership made a strategic decision late Thursday night to select a younger member for its second Non-Constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP) seat. Unfortunately, the move prompted veteran central executive committee member and party treasurer Eric Tan to quit. In an exclusive interview with Today late Thursday night, as he drafted a statement for the media, he said: "I feel betrayed." The WP is expected to officially announce on Friday which of its candidates will be accepting the NCMP seats. The WP is entitled to two NCMP seats - one for 46-year-old Yee Jenn Jong, who lost narrowly in the single-seat of Joo Chiat and the other for one of the five members of its East Coast Group Representation Constituency (GRC) team. The Thursday night meeting at Hougang Town Council saw the WP's ce...

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