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WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

They contested the 2011 General Elections but failed to get elected into Parliament. The New Paper looks at where some of them are now.

DESMOND CHOO

Contested for PAP in Hougang SMC during the General Elections (GE) in 2011, and again in the by-election in 2013. Lost both times. He has since moved from Hougang to Tampines East as second grassroots adviser.

ONG YE KUNG

The newbie in the PAP's five-man team that lost in Aljunied GRC, Mr Ong continued serving as advisor in Kaki Bukit for over three years before moving to Sembawang GRC in July last year.

NICOLE SEAH

She was part of the National Solidarity Party's team that contested in Marine Parade GRC. After three years with the party, she left it in August last year, saying her "job is done (for now)". Now pursuing an advertising career in Bangkok, she will make her acting debut in 1965, a movie commemorating Singapore's 50th birthday.

HAZEL POA

The former Government scholarship holder, who runs a chain of tuition centres, contested the Jurong GRC as part of a NSP team and was described as a "star" for the opposition. She was elected the party's secretary general in June 2011 and again in April 2013, but abruptly stepped down in September 2013, citing health reasons.

BENJAMIN PWEE

Part of the Singapore People's Party (SPP) team that contested in the Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC, he and five party leaders left in 2012, citing differences in opinion over the party's leadership style and direction. He joined the Democratic Progressive Party, where he is now secretary-general.

There were two directions that the party could have taken, and they have chosen one over the other.

- Mr Ravi Philemon, who did not make it to the National Solidarity Party exco