Singapore Makes election history by voting 6 more people into Singapore’s 52year One Party Ruler parliament, This was being done when Workers’ Party Low Thia Kian took a big gamble and ceremoniously kicked 5 Cabinet ministers of the Aljunied GRC team asses. In the Defestist Speech by the PAP , Incumbent George yeo cries and the rest of the team look shackled , dejected and despondent and stressed. A Senior minister (reportedly rushed from an East Coast GRC) and a worried Dr Hen came to George yeo to comfort and console him and a vote Recount was even initialiated as the incumbent Anchor man George yeo can’t believe his whole team could lose an entire set of cabinet of ministers nominated by the Ivory Tower’s masters; they thought they were invincible.
Truly a milestone for Singapore’s Human Rights, God Bless youtube, Facebook,Twitter and the Internet! Long live People Power and Jasmine revolution. To the people of Republic of China, Change is also underway for you.
A tribute to late J.B Jeyaretnam and all Opposition in Singapore who have sacrificed and risk their entire lives voicing for the people. They are the true patriots of their country. They serve their country well
Who is Workers’ Party Low Thia Kian ?
Low joined the Workers’ Party in 1982, and was subsequently appointed its Organising Secretary. At the 1984 general election, he was the election agent for the party’s then Secretary-General, J.B. Jeyaretnam, in his successful campaign to win the parliamentary constituency of Anson.
In 1988, Low represented the Workers’ Party in a televised debate with the PAP government on proposals to create an elected Presidency for Singapore, where he engaged Ong Teng Cheong and Lee Hsien Loong (who would later become the President and Prime Minister of Singapore respectively). In the general election later that year, Low, together with Gopalan Nair and Lim Lye Soon, contested the Group Representation Constituency of Tiong Bahru and finished second with 42.2% of the vote.
In 1991, Low, as the Workers’ Party’s Assistant Secretary-General, won the Hougang constituency and entered Parliament.
In 1992, Low was appointed by Singapore’s then Prime Minister, Goh Chok Tong, to be a member of the Cost Review Committee. After a year of intensive study, Low decided to produce his own independent report as he had a different perspective from the other members of the committee.
Low was re-elected as the MP for Hougang at the 1997 general election.
In 2001, he became the Secretary-General of the Workers’ Party, replacing J.B. Jeyaretnam.
At the 2006 general elections, Low won his fourth straight term for the Hougang constituency. He received 13,987 of the votes cast, a 62.74 per cent victory margin which is an increase of 7.74% from the last general election in November 2001. His opponent, Eric Low, from the ruling party, People’s Action Party, received 8,306 votes.
Aljunied GRC results from Election Department
Since 1997, Low and Chiam See Tong have been the only two elected opposition members in Singapore’s 84-seat Parliament.