Mah bows out, Hawazi too
by Daniel Yap
FORMER Minister for National Development Mah Bow Tan has announced his retirement from politics. In a Facebook post on the evening of August 7, Mr Mah said: “It is time for me to step aside and make way for the next generation. My work here is done. I have decided that I will not be standing for election at the next GE.”
Mr Mah was seen on a walkabout yesterday with PAP activist Cheng Li Hui. It is still unclear who will be taking his place at Tampines GRC. Mr Mah’s team in Tampines GRC won 57.2 per cent of the vote against the National Solidarity Party in 2011. The National Solidarity Party is set to contest Tampines GRC again this coming elections.
Mr Mah stepped down from his ministerial post after the last general election. He also previously held the portfolios of Minister for Communications and Minister of State for Trade and Industry. He has been an MP for 27 years.
Mr Hawazi Daipi, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Education and Manpower, also announced his retirement from politics at a Marsiling National Day dinner. The MP in Sembawang GRC has been in parliament for 19 years. This time around, his Marsiling ward has been made part of Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC.
Featured image from Mah Bow Tan’s Facebook page.
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