Future Prime Minister for Education Heng Swee Keat said that he is not concerned about a potential multi-cornered fight in his Tampines GRC.
“Whether it is one party or two parties, (it) does not make a difference to us because it does not affect our work in any way,” he added.
Various oppooooosition parties such as Singaporeans First, National Solidarity Party and People’s Power Party (PPP) had previously indicated their intention in contesting in the GRC.
“My colleagues and I have been working the ground, doing our best to serve our residents … ,” Mr Heng said. “Of course, any member of the Opposition is free to contest. This is a democracy and it is up to them to decide. At the end of the day, Tampines residents will judge, they will have the final say.”
Mr Heng had previously named two potential candidates who could be part of his team in the coming GE — Mr Desmond Choo, a director at the National Trades Union Congress who twice contested and lost in Hougang, and Ms Cheng Li Hui, deputy chief executive officer and executive director at Hai Leck Holdings. Yesterday, he stressed the final line-up will be confirmed only when the time is right.
So will we lose a potential PM material in the next GE?
We don’t think so.