Assistant Commissioner of Police Melvin Yong is now expected to be the People's Action Party (PAP) candidates to replace outgoing Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew. This follows Mr Yong's appearance at Pek Kio market with Mr Chan Chun Sing during a walkabout for Tanjong Pagar GRC.
Mr Chan, who is a Minister in the Prime Minister's Office, has said that Mr Yong will not be a "new face" in the area.
"He's not a new face in that sense because he was in the Clementi Police Division," said Mr Chan. "So actually he has been working very closely with the Tanjong Pagar team all this while and he has a very good feel of the ground situation in Tanjong Pagar."
Accompanying them at the walkabout was Moulmein-Kallang GRC MP Lui Tuck Yew. For the upcoming General Election, Moulmein-Kallang GRC has been dissolved and a large part of the Moulmein ward, which Mr Lui was in charge of is now part of Tanjong Pagar GRC. Mr Lui was heard introducing Mr Yong to residents and urging them to give their support to him.