SINGAPORE: Colorectal surgeon Dr Koh Poh Koon has acknowledged that he is a potential candidate of the People’s Action Party (PAP) for Punggol East, which is set to hold a by—election on January 26 if there is a contest.
He told Channel NewsAsia that he "would definitely consider" running as the PAP’s candidate.
But he has not been given the "green light from the top".
Dr Koh, 40, who has been shadowing the ward’s caretaker Member of Parliament Teo Ser Luck, was present at two grassroots events with Mr Teo on Tuesday.
Speaking to Channel NewsAsia, Mr Teo confirmed he will not stand as a candidate for the by—election.
He threw his support behind Dr Koh, describing him as a well—respected man who will take care of residents’ interests.
Mr Teo said: "He’s a friend, he’s a volunteer and continues to volunteer. He has always put people’s interests at heart and he always cares for the people. You can tell he’s very genuine and sincere."
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