Singapore

Workers' Party introduces four new faces

The Workers' Party (WP) introduced four new faces yesterday.

They were introduced by WP chairman Sylvia Lim and Mr Png Eng Huat, the incumbent for Hougang, at the party headquarters.


LUKE KOH TIONG YEE

Age: 41

Occupation: Managing partner of a private investment business

Quote: "Many of our brothers and sisters are missing today because they were aborted 30 or 40 years ago. Our mothers cried, but nobody listened."


TERENCE TAN LI-CHERN

Age: 44

Occupation: Litigation lawyer

Quote: "I believe there is much utility and a strong desire for a rational, reasonable and responsible checks and balances in Parliament."


FIRUZ KHAN MOKLIS KHAN

Age: 48

Occupation: General manager of a chocolate manufacturer

Quote: "(In 1999), I took a pay cut (during) my banking career to manage Pertapis Children's Home because I wanted to understand the social issues engulfing (the Malay-Muslim community)... I was exposed to many cases of abuse, family violence and poverty."


CHERYL DENISE LOH 
XIU WEN

Age: 31

Occupation: Sales consultant

Quote: "I grew up from a very humble, slightly disadvantaged background, (being) raised by my relatives... I hope no young Singaporeans will have to go through so much difficulties simply because of (a) lacking family background."