29 May '16, 8am

Chen Show Mao challenges Low Thia Khiang for Sec-Gen post at @wpsg CEC election:

Chen Show Mao challenges Low Thia Khiang for Sec-Gen post at @wpsg CEC election:

Mothership.sg has learned from party insiders that Workers’ Party Aljunied MP and 2011 star candidate Chen Show Mao on Sunday afternoon challenged party chief Low Thia Khiang for his post at the biennial central executive council (CEC) election. Many had expected secretary-general Low, 59, as well as chairwoman Sylvia Lim, 51, to be re-elected into their positions unopposed, and for the key moves to take place among a downsized CEC — currently with 17 members, it will be reduced to 14 in accordance with the party’s constitution, with potential new faces slated to be voted in. Chen’s challenge came as a shock though — an unidentified member nominated him, and there was “pin-drop silence” for a few seconds. We understand Low abstained from the secretary-general vote, but was eventually re-elected successfully with 61 votes to Chen’s 45, as reported by The Straits Times. That...

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2016/05/chen-show-mao-challenges-low...

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