Two coffeeshops in Ang Mo Kio Blk 338 and Blk 340 along Avenue 1 chased away the contesting Opposition Party Reform Party from making use of their empty compound to hold a press conference despite having agreed so in the first place.
Both coffeeshop owners did not explain why but simply asked the Reform Party to “go somewhere else”. After being chased away twice, the Reform Party team humbly conducted their press conference on two small tables located outside a shop house. According to an eyewitness on site, a few PAP activists were spotted in the vicinity and one of them was seen complaining to the coffeeshops on both occasions.
The Reform Party team for Ang Mo Kio GRC announced their six candidates today to take on the Prime Minister’s ward. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will be facing three familiar faces of which he have faced them in the Singapore court and HongLim Park: Activist Gilbet Goh, CPF blogger Roy Ngerng and Lawyer M Ravi.
The 6 Reform Party candidates featured are:
- Roy Ngerng, Former Financial-aid officer and current CPF writer
- Gilbert Goh, Councillor and Founder of volunteer organisation Transitioning
- Osman Sulaiman, Director of Interior Design Company
- M Ravi, Lawyer
- Jesse Loo, Banker
- Siva Chandran, former RC manager of Teck Ghee (Ang Mo Kio) and Video Editor
The Ang Mo Kio GRC constituency will be a major battle because of the Prime Minister’s position. If Lee Hsien Loong is voted out, it will signify the beginning of the fall of the ruling People’s Action Party and its major policies like 6.9 million population proposal, public transport policies and its plan to increase retirement age.
Key issues in Ang Mo Kio GRC will be national issues concerning CPF and 6.9 million population. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s performance in this election will be a report card of how popular his policies are among Singaporeans.