Workers Party unveils Png Eng Huat as its candidate for Hougang by-election
Posted by temasektimes on May 10, 2012
As expected, the Workers Party has unveiled its Central Executive Council member Png Eng Huat as its candidate for the Hougang by-election this afternoon during a press conference at the party headquarters.
Mr Png has been widely tipped to be fielded in Hougang after he was transferred from Aljunied-Hougang Town Council to head the Hougang Constituency Committee – the grassroots arm of the Workers Party in Hougang.
The Singapore government has called for a by-election in Hougang to be held on 26 May. The seat was left vacant after its ex-WP MP Yaw Shin Leong was sacked from the party for refusing to address rumors about his alleged extramarital affairs with multiple married women, including two female leaders in WP.
Though Mr Png contested in last year’s General Election as part of the WP’s team in East Coast GRC, very little is known about him except that he graduated from a private college in the United States and is currently a businessman.
The PAP has earlier unveiled its grassroots leader in Hougang Desmond Choo Pey Ching as its candidate for the by-election.
Despite the hard work and efforts put in by Mr Choo to serve Hougang residents in the absence of Yaw, many political observers and media outlets have written off his chances, including supposedly ‘neutral’ Yahoo News which predicts an ‘easy victory’ for WP.
To learn more about Mr Choo, please visit his Facebook page here.