Sylvia Lim, Pritam Singh re-elected as WP Chairman and General Secretary, Png Eng Huat not in CEC

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The Workers’ Party (WP) elected its Central Executive Committee (CEC) on Saturday (November 12) at its Cadres Conference.

The CEC is the highest decision-making body of the political party and includes functions such as the Secretary General and Chairman of the WP. Elections are held every two years.

Results

Here are the members of the new CEC, with the new members in in bold:

  1. Sylvia Lim (chairman)
  2. Pritam Singh (Secretary General)
  3. Ang Boon Yaw
  4. Chua Kheng Wee
  5. Foo Seck Guan Kenneth
  6. Gerard Giam
  7. He Ting Ru
  8. Nathaniel Koh
  9. jamus lim
  10. Low Thia Khiang
  11. Muhamad Faisal Abdul Manapi
  12. Leon Perrera
  13. Nicole Seaha
  14. Dennis Tan Lip Fong
  15. Soon Tan Kong
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“The new CEC has taken office, with a mix of members of different ages and backgrounds; and has started work with immediate effect,” the party wrote in its press release.

The re-elected members include Sengkang GRC MPs (MPs) Jamus Lim, He Ting Ru and Chua Kheng Wee; Aljunied GRC MPs Faisal Manap, Gerald Giam and Leon Perera; and Hougang SMC MP Dennis Tan.

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Party members Nicole Seah and Kenneth Foo, who both ran for the East Coast GRC in the 2020 general election along with ex-party chief Low Thia Khiang, will also remain members of the CEC.

New faces

Former Hougang MP Png Eng Huat has left the CEC, in what the Straits Times described as a pension.

New to the committee is Tan Kong Soon, who previously served on the committee in 2016 as deputy organizing secretary but was replaced in the 2018 elections.

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Ang Boon Yaw and Nathaniel Koh are new faces at the CEC.

The last WP CEC election was held in 2020, with former Sengkang GRC member Raeesah Khan being elected to the committee.

Khan resigned from her role as MP and the party after an investigation into telling a lie in parliament.

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Top image via the Workers’ Party website

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