16 May '11, 1pm

3 Opposition party candidates - Mrs Lina Chiam, Mr Yee Jenn Jong and Mr Gerald Giam - were formally named as NCMPs

3 Opposition party candidates - Mrs Lina Chiam, Mr Yee Jenn Jong and Mr Gerald Giam - were formally named as NCMPs

THREE Opposition party candidates - Mrs Lina Chiam, Mr Yee Jenn Jong and Mr Gerald Giam - were formally named on Monday as Non-Constituency MPs (NCMPs) by Mr Yam Ah Mee, Returning Officer for the May 7 general election. He made the announcement in the online edition of the Government Gazette. The three were the best performers among opposition candidates who lost at the polls. Mrs Chiam, 62, a former nurse and vice-chairman of the Singapore People's Party, contested in the Potong Pasir single-seat ward that her husband Chiam See Tong, 76, had served as MP since 1984. She was the opposition's top loser with 49.6 per cent of valid votes cast in the ward and lost by just 114 votes to the People's Action Party's (PAP) Sitoh Yih Pin, 47. The other two NCMPs were candidates for the Workers' Party (WP). Mr Yee, 46, an entrepreneur who runs educational start-ups, lost to the PAP's...

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