Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Opposition SDP unveils two new members (And reports on Rally 2)

Channel News Asia, 14 Nov 2010

SINGAPORE: The opposition Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) unveiled two new ordinary members at a rally at the Speakers' Corner at Hong Lim Park on Saturday.

When asked if they will contest the next General Elections, they said it was still too early to tell.

One of them is 45-year-old Dr James Gomez, who was a Workers' Party candidate in the 2006 General Election.

Dr Gomez, a Deputy Associate Dean at Australia's Monash University, said he officially became a SDP member on Saturday.

The other new member is Dr Vincent Wijeysingha, executive director of non-governmental organisation, Transient Workers Count Too.

The 40-year-old is the son of former Raffles Institution principal Eugene Wijeysingha.

Dr Vincent Wijeysingha joined the SDP in August.

The party also launched its alternative economic programme called "It's About You".

Among others, the initiative supports the introduction of minimum wage for workers.

- CNA/ir

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