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No difference contesting in SMC or GRC: MP Dr Lam Pin Min

MP for Ang Mo Kio GRC Dr Lam Pin Min (Yahoo! photo/Liyana Low)MP for Ang Mo Kio GRC Dr Lam Pin Min (Yahoo! photo/Liyana Low)By Liyana Low

MP for Ang Mo Kio GRC Dr Lam Pin Min says there is no difference standing in a single member constituency (SMC) or group representation constituency (GRC) for the next General Election (GE).

Dr Lam is tipped to stand in the newly carved out Sengkang West SMC, one of the 12 SMCs identified for the upcoming GE. Either way, he will continue to help residents in his division.

"We still have to do our own house visits, we still have to reach out to our own residents."

"At the end of the day, what's important over the past five years is that we have known the residents, and have actually serviced them," Dr Lam told Yahoo! Singapore during his walkabout on Sunday morning at a food court at Fernvale Point.

When asked about his game plan to reach out to residents in the area, Dr Lam revealed that the use of New Media is one of the strategies.

"With 82 per cent of Sengkang West's residents below the age of 50, I believe that new media is one of the ways that we can reach out to these young people," said the MP who has his own blog and has set up a Facebook page for Sengkang West.

With the Workers' Party (WP) and the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) indicating interest in contesting the area, the Sengkang West SMC is looking to be a potential hotspot during the upcoming GE.

Worker's Party Low Thia Kiang meets Dr Lam (Yahoo! photo)Worker's Party Low Thia Kiang meets Dr Lam (Yahoo! photo)

This was also where Dr Lam crossed paths with WP secretary-general Low Thia Kiang.

The pair shook hands and exchanged greetings, and jokingly asked each other where they were going next so as to not clash with each other's walkabout.

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