People’s Power Party (PPP) secretary-general Goh Meng Seng said today that he is ready to take on the People’s Action Party team for Choa Chu Kang Group Representative Constituency (GRC) and has requested for a public debate on healthcare issues with Health Minister Gan Kim Yong.

While conducting a walkabout at Teck Whye in Chua Chu Kang GRC, Mr Goh said he looked forward to contesting against PAP’s team – consisting Mr Gan, Ms Low Yen Ling, Mr Zaqy Mohamad and newcomer Mr Yee Chia Hsing.

“I feel great because basically Mr Gan is staying as contestant in this GRC.

“My strategy is minister-specific in a sense. So I’m going to raise issues on healthcare, MediShield – MediShield Life particularly, as well as the hospital bed crunch. I hope we have a good debate and I would like to invite Mr Gan to a public townhall debate. I am looking forward to having a robust debate.”

Mr Goh also said the PAP has fielded “a good slate of candidates” in Chua Chu Kang GRC and is not planning to change his line-up for the constituency.

“We expected more or less on that. There are no surprises from them, but hopefully we will have some surprises,” he said, adding that PPP may introduce its candidates for the four-member GRC in the coming week.

Asked if his team is ready to take on the challenge from the PAP, he said: “Yes, gloves off.”

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