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WP member Poh Lee Guan's surprise move in Hougang by-election

Submitted by magpie on May 15, 2012 - 10:46pm

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Dr Poh at the Hougang meet-the-people session on May 9 speaking to some residents . TNP PICTURE: KELVIN CHNG

Workers’ Party (WP) veteran Poh Lee Guan is threatening to throw a spanner in the works of his party’s bid to retain the single seat of Hougang.

The private school lecturer yesterday received a political donation certificate from the Elections Department, allowing him to stand in the May 26 by-election.

Asked if he would be standing in Hougang, Dr Poh, 50, told The New Paper: “Yes.”

Asked if he was still a WP member, he again replied: “Yes.”

As to why he was running when WP had already picked Mr Png Eng Huat, 50, as its candidate, Dr Poh said: “I’ll comment at an appropriate time.”

He declined to reveal more, but later added that “elections are about the best man serving the community”.

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