Singapore | 17 Aug 2015 | Asia Samachar |
Inderjit Singh, a four-term Member of Parliament (MP) who has announced that he will not be seeking re-election, intends to ‘spend more time’ on his work and family after the next Singapore general elections.
He is a member of the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP), the only governing party known to Singaporeans.
After the next general election, expected to be called in September, Inderjit says he intends to ‘refocus my time, to spend more time on my work and on my family’.
“To be frank, I spend very little time on my family and work, more time on my constituents and my parliamentary work. I have to rebalance my life at this stage – I’m 55 now. But then I’m quite sure Singaporeans will hear from me, to speak up and for them and for issues I feel passionate about,” he told the media on Aug 15, according to a report by Channel News Asia.
Speaking to the media after the press conference where the PAP announced its slate of candidates for the upcoming General Election, he said he would assist Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in the election campaign in Ang Mo Kio, and would ‘remain a visible presence to the public’.
“I’ve been around for 31 years – I think you will continue to hear from me in other capacities,” he was quoted in the report.
Inderjit, an entrepreneur and an active member of the Singapore Sikh community, made an announcement via Facebook on July 24 that he would be ‘stepping down at the coming GE’ [See earlier story at Asia Samachar].
Inderjit, 55, has been a member of the Ang Mo Kio GRC, led by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
MP Inderjit to call it quits (Asia Samachar, 25 July 2015)