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    • Workers' Party hopes to raise S$1.5m to purchase a HQ 


      Updated 07:39 PM Jan 06, 2013

      SINGAPORE - The opposition Workers' Party (WP) is hoping to raise S$1.5 million for the purchase of its own headquarters.

      The party's secretary-general Low Thia Khiang and chairman Sylvia Lim said this at the party's first musical concert, titled "Brick in Blue".

      Ms Lim said since the 2011 general election, the party has raised some S$500,000.

      The money came from monthly contributions from its elected Members of Parliament, as well as private donations from friends and acquaintances.

      The rest of the money, she said, will be raised through public donations.

      Ms Lim said the S$1.5 million will be used for the down payment of the property, while the balance of the purchase price will be financed through a loan.

      Speaking to reporters during the intermission of the musical, Mr Low said the party has yet to find a suitable property.

      He said proceeds from the concert will go towards the party's building fund.

      The party is currently renting an office along Syed Alwi Road. CHANNEL NEWSASIA




      Workers' Party to regale supporters with songs and poetry

      by Sadat Osman


      Aljunied GRC Member of Parliament Chen Show Mao reciting poetry, Non-constituency Member of Parliament Yee Jenn Jong doing magic tricks, Worker’s Party Secretary General Low Thia Khiang belting out a Chinese song – it is not your usual meet-the-people session in Aljunied or Hougang constituency.

      In January 2013, the grassroots committees of Workers’ Party will take to the stage in Jubilee Hall at Raffles Hotel to perform for their constituents and supporters.

      Some 30 to 40 performers, consisting mainly of Members of Parliament (MPs) from the opposition party, its members, residents from Aljunied GRC and Hougang as well as volunteers will be taking part in the event titled ‘Bricks in Blue’.

      Non-constituency Member of Parliament Gerald Giam told inSing News: “It is a tribute to our supporters in Hougang, Aljunied, and all over Singapore. All are welcome to attend.”

      He has shared the event on his Facebook page, and so have other Workers’ Party members, such as Yee and Hougang Member of Parliament Png Eng Huat.

      "Let Yee Jenn Jong mesmerize you with magic and Gerald Giam serenade you with a classic from 1946,” the Facebook post read. “Be blown away by Png Eng Huat and our band. Reflect on Chen Show Mao's poetry recital. Be transported back to the 1970s with our Eunos dancers. Fathom Sylvia Lim's

      Giam will not say what kind of “makeover” Aljunied GRC MP Sylvia Lim is planning. “Rehearsals have started and will continue throughout December until the show date,” he added.

      There will be two shows on Sunday, 6 January 2013, and Giam said they would cater to an audience of about 740 in total.

      “The proceeds from the tickets will go primarily to cover the costs of the show,” he said.

      Tickets for the show, at S$30 (for matinee) and S$50 (for evening), are available at the meet-the-people sessions in Aljunied and Hougang constituencies, or by emailing [email protected]




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