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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.

Melvin-Yong-Shamsul-Kamar

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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