Parliamentary candidates for West Coast GRC
Press conference by RP on 20 Apr 2011 announcing candidates for West Coast GRC:
Profiles of candidates
Kenneth Andrew Jeyaretnam, 51, is the Reform Party Secretary-General. He has over 30 years’ experience in the finance industry, most recently as manager of his own Hedge Fund but including roles as an investment banker with Nomura and the merchant banking arm of HSBC. The son of the late J. B. Jeyaretnam, his business background and political pedigree is matched by his academic qualifications with a first class honours BA and an MA in economics from Cambridge University.Frankie Low, 51, is the CEO and President of several companies, starting his own business in 1991 and expanding to China, Malaysia and the Asian region. Frankie joined the Singapore People’s Party to work towards a strong opposition presence in Singapore. He was formerly the Secretary of the Workers’ Party Eastern Committee, participating in grassroots activites, policy proposals and working agendas. Frankie joined the Reform Party team as a significant move towards opposition unity and possible alliance between Singapore opposition parties. Andy Zhu, 29, is the Chairman as well as a CEC member of the Reform Party. Andy is a Senior District Manager in a real estate company. He joined The Reform Party in 2008 and has been a committed and active grassroots member for outreach programmes. Andy has a heart for fellow Singaporeans, enjoying hearing their views first-hand and getting to know them better as friends and neighbours. He is stepping forward in GE2011 to represent Singaporeans and voice their concerns. Kumar Appavoo, 42, is a CEC member of the Reform Party. He is the Director of a trading and construction business, having worked his way up from a technical officer’s position. His father was involved in politics and stood as part of the Singapore Alliance in 1963, invited by then-Malaysian Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman. Kumar’s father was also the ex-Secretary of the Singapore City Council Employees’ Co-operative Thrift and Loan Society Limited. By contesting in GE2011, Kumar hopes to work for a more democratic Singapore.
Ho Soak Harn, 29, is the Head of the Reform Party’s Women’s Wing. She attended National Junior College for her ‘A’ levels, where she was also on the swim team. She earned both her Bachelors and Masters degree in the USA on a full scholarship, and was awarded a Fellowship from the American Institute for Economic Research. By standing for GE2011, Harn hopes to do a part in building a first-class Singapore where all Singaporeans have the chance to vote.