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​Singapore GE2020: New Sengkang GRC has the unpredictability factor

Published on: 28-Jun-2020

The Sunday Times, page B6
 
The peaceful neighbourhoods of Anchorvale, Compassvale and Rivervale could soon be the stage for an intense political battle between the People's Action Party (PAP) and Workers' Party (WP). Only the PAP and WP have staked claims on Sengkang GRC so far. A three-cornered fight in Sengkang is unlikely, say observers, and even if it did, the third party would not fare well, given the strong competition. "I (would) fully expect the third party to do quite badly, and not get their deposits back," said Dr Walid Jumblatt Abdullah, assistant professor at Nanyang Technological University's (NTU) School of Social Sciences.

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