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S’poreans react to PAP GE2015 candidates joining NTUC in senior positions

Posted on 22 September 2015

Three thoughts that must have went past your mind at some point.


PAP’s newly elected MP Melvin Yong and former teacher Shamsul Kamar who lost in Aljunied GRC have taken up full-time senior management jobs in National Trades Union Congress (NTUC).

Yong, a former assistant commissioner of police, and Shamsul, a department head at Spectra Secondary School, quit the civil service to contest the Sept. 11 General Election.

Both men are 43.

They are the latest in a line of PAP politicians to join NTUC, which has long been a sponge to suck up aspiring and failed PAP politicians.

Here are three thoughts Singaporeans have:


sian-half-auntie “70 percent of Singaporeans approve of this.”
Fang Qi, 45-year-old fishmonger


sian-half-uncle “There is no doubt NTUC is an apolitical co-operative that does things not in the interest of one particular political party.”
Cheng Hu, 63-year-old bank clerk


happy-bird-girl “Having to switch from one cushy job to another underscores the risk of taking part in elections on a PAP ticket.”
See Baey Song, 17-year-old drinks stall owner










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