The Singapore People’s Party (SPP) has not ruled out its secretary-general Chiam See Tong from contesting in the upcoming elections.The 80 year-old Chiam was recently spotted at party walkabouts despite haing suffered 2 strokes in recent years.

Mr Chiam was member of parliament for Potong Pasir for 27 years until 2011, when he moved out of his constituency and led a team to contest Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC in the general elections then. His team garnered 43.07% of the popular vote.

Yesterday, his wife and non-constituency MP Lina Chiam, who also contested in 2011, neither denied nor confirmed his participation, saying that “everything is fluid.”

“There could be changes here and there, so I would not like to comment at the moment,” said Mrs Chiam, who is SPP chairman.

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