Workers' Party Non-Constituency MP Daniel Goh will not be contesting the upcoming general election due to poor health.
The WP said in a media statement on April 21 that Associate Professor Goh, a sociologist at the National University of Singapore, had informed the party leadership about his health condition, which had been failing some months ago.
Goh has also stepped down from his party posts.
He has been under medication for a health condition for months now, the statement added, but did not specify the issue.
Goh had been in charge of the party's media team.
He remains an ordinary member of the central executive council, even though he stepped down from his appointments in the party's decision-making body.
He also stepped down as a town councillor of the Aljunied-Hougang Town Council some months back, the statement said, to focus on getting well.
He will still fulfil his duties as a NCMP in this term of Parliament.
When contacted by Mothership.sg, Goh said that he does not wish to comment further.
He said that he did not want any distraction from the national situation, in particular for a minor one like his role in the WP.
The full statement below:
Some months ago, Associate Professor Daniel Goh informed the party leadership that his health had been failing. Since then, he has been under medication for a health condition.
Assoc Professor Goh stepped down from his current appointments in the CEC to focus on his rehabilitation, but remained as an ordinary member of the CEC. He also stepped down as a town councillor of the Aljunied-Hougang Town Council some months back. All his said responsibilities have been assigned to other individuals.
Assoc Professor Goh will continue to fulfil his duties as a NCMP in this term of Parliament.
At his request, Associate Professor Goh will not participate in the upcoming General Elections.