Son of Punggol looks likely to contest in Ang Mo Kio GRC in geographically promiscuous move

From Son of Punggol to Prodigal Son of Punggol.

Belmont Lay | July 27, 2015 @ 03:19 pm


Some potential candidates from the People’s Action Party (PAP) have been turning up at constituency events over the weekend after the electoral boundaries was redrawn and the report released on Friday, July 24, 2015.

Sightings of potential candidates usually provide clues as to which constituency they will be fielded — which is usually where they are seen kissing babies and patting the elderly on their backs.

While who exactly will run where can only be confirmed on Nomination Day, that hasn’t stopped The Straits Times from speculating, or more likely, laying the ground work of introducing PAP candidates by priming the public in print.

Of note, is Koh Poh Koon, self-declared Son of Punggol who ran on a PAP ticket during the 2011 Punggol East SMC by-election by declaring his earnest allegiance to the northeast.

However, instead of returning there to try his hand at winning a seat, the colorectal surgeon — whose family can afford two cars — was seen with residents in Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s Ang Mo Kio GRC attending a Hari Raya celebration.

Therefore, some eyebrows will be definitely raised as Koh’s imminent fielding in PM Lee’s GRC will be regarded as a geographically promiscuous move.

Here are the other potential candidates and where they will run:


TPL_Darryl David

Who: Darryl David

What: Temasek Polytechnic’s School of Design deputy director and ex-Pyramid Game host

Where: Mingled with residents from Ang Mo Kio GRC at a Hari Raya celebration



Who: Ong Ye Kung

What: Director of group strategy at Keppel Corporation. Ong was part of a five-member PAP team which lost to the WP in Aljunied GRC during GE2011.

Where: Spotted at a morning charity walk organised by Sembawang GRC grassroots leaders.



Who: Amrin Amin

What: Corporate lawyer.

Where: Spotted at a morning charity walk organised by Sembawang GRC grassroots leaders.



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