Singapore People’s Party (SPP) Secretary-General Steve Chia took to his Facebook on Tuesday (23 June) announcing that Melvyn Chiu, one of the party members, will be contesting in Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC.
In his post, Mr Chia said that Mr Chiu will be campaigning for job related issues such as unemployment insurance, retrenchment rights, social safety nets, and concerns about the improvement of mental well-being in the upcoming General Election (GE).
He also noted that Mr Chiu stood as a candidate in Tanjong Pagar GRC back in 2015, adding that Mr Chiu spoke up for PMETs (professionals, managers, executives, and technicians) and the sandwiched class.
“Being a business owner himself, Melvyn would also like to propose for more schemes and subsidies to support aspiring entrepreneurs across essential industries. He would also like more to be done for PMETs who are considering transition into new industries,” said Mr Chia.
“Together with his team, he intends to be a strong voice for the people by accurately presenting thoughts and sentiments in Parliament,” he added.
Melyvn Chiu is among the five candidates unveiled by the SPP who will be participating in the upcoming GE.
Three other candidates – Steve Chia, SPP Vice-Chairman Williiamson Lee, and SPP member Khan Osman Sulaiman – will be running with Mr Chiu at Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC.
Meanwhile, SPP Chairman Jose Raymond will be contesting Potong Pasir SMC.