In the recent slew of political news that dominated headlines the past week, PAP candidates contesting in Opposition wards are getting ignored even from the government-controlled media.
There has been no mention of the PAP candidates by the media who be contesting in Aljunied GRC, Hougang SMC and Punggol East SMC. Even the ruling party itself did not reveal who will be contesting in these areas.
More notably, the former PAP candidates who contested in the two SMCs, Desmond Choo and Koh Poon Poh, have been publicly re-deployed by their party to Tampines GRC and Ang Mo Kio GRC respectively. There have been no replacements for the two in Hougang SMC and Punggol East SMC.
According to rumours by an anonymous PAP member to States Times Review, the likely candidates for the three wards are as follow:
1) Aljunied GRC: Victor Lye Thiam Fatt (far left), the rest are unnamed
2) Hougang SMC: Lee Hong Chuan
3) Punggol East: Yee Chia Hsing