Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who is the secretary-general of individuals’s Action Party (PAP), stated throughout the launch of the PAP manifesto on Saturday (Jun 27) that 20 MPs will retire this year.
” In every election as we field brand-new prospects, so we likewise have MPs who are retiring. This year, about 20 MPs are retiring.”
In his speech, PM paid homage and thanked Deputy Speaker Charles Chong, Transportation Minister Khaw Benefit Wan, and Emeritus Senior Citizen Minister Goh Chok Tong.
Nevertheless, quite a number of retiring MPs did not make their retirements public.
And some most likely did not expose their retirement plans due to strategic factors on Election Day.
This resulted in a WhatsApp message being extensively circulated online.
And we understand it’s wrong due to the fact that these ten “retired candidates” noted in the WhatsApp message are contesting in this Basic Election:-LRB-
Liang Eng Hwa (Bukit Panjang SMC candidate), Jessica Tan (East Coast GRC candidate), Lim Biow Chuan (Mountbatten SMC candidate), Lim Wee Kiak (Sembawang GRC candidate), Seah Kian Peng (Marine Parade GRC candidate), Christopher de Souza (Holland-Bukit Timah GRC prospect), Amy Khor (Hong Kah North SMC), Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim (Nee Quickly GRC prospect), Heng Chee How and Denise Phua (Jalan Besar GRC prospects)
Below are the 20 PAP MPs who retired this GE, after we know the full list of the PAP candidates for GE2020
1. Ang Hin Kee (two terms), Ang Mo Kio GRC
2. Chia Shi-Lu (two terms), Tanjong Pagar GRC
3. Charles Chong (seven terms), Punggol East SMC
4. Fatimah Lateef (three terms), Marine Parade GRC
5. Cedric Foo Chee Keng (four terms), Leader SMC
6. Goh Chok Tong (10 terms), Marine Parade GRC
7. Intan Azura Mokhtar (two terms), Ang Mo Kio GRC
8. Khaw Benefit Wan (4 terms), Sembawang GRC
9. Lee Bee Wah (3 terms), Nee Quickly GRC
10 Lee Yi Shyan (three terms), East Coast GRC
11 Lim Hng Kiang (6 terms), West Coast GRC
12 Lim Swee State (5 terms), East Coast GRC
13 Lily Neo (five terms), Jalan Besar GRC
14 Ong Teng Koon (two terms), Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC
15 Sam Tan (3 terms), Radin Mas SMC
16 Teo Ho Pin (five terms), Bukit Panjang SMC
17 Teo Ser Luck (3 terms), Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC
18 Yaacob Ibrahim (5 terms), Jalan Besar GRC
19 Yee Chia Hsing (one term), Choa Chu Kang GRC
20 Zainal Sapari (two terms), Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC
Top images by means of Teo Chee Hean/FB, PAP, Goh Chok Tong/FB, Lee Bee Wah/FB.