Workers' Party NCMP Daniel Goh will not take part in next GE due to ill health

Workers' Party member Daniel Goh (second from right) with party members during the 2015 General Election. (PHOTO: Mohd Fyrol/AFP via Getty Images)

SINGAPORE — Workers’ Party (WP) Non-Constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP) Daniel Goh has stepped down from his current party appointments and will not participate in the coming general election because of ill health.

The party said in a media statement on Tuesday (21 April) that Goh – a sociologist at the National University of Singapore – had informed the party leadership some months ago that his health had been failing, and he has been under medication since then.

“At his request, Associate Professor Goh will not participate in the upcoming General Election,” WP said in the media statement.

While Goh will continue to fulfil his NCMP duties in this term of Parliament, he has stepped down from his appointments in the party’s central executive committee (CEC) to focus on his rehabilitation. He will remain as an ordinary CEC member.

He had been in charge of WP’s media team and was also the organising secretary.

Goh has already stepped down as a town councillor of the Aljunied-Hougang Town Council some months back. All his responsibilities have been assigned to other individuals.

Goh was unveiled as a WP member during the Punggol East by-election campaign in 2013, and was in the party's East Coast GRC team in the 2015 General Election.

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