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GE2020: Red Dot United unveils final GE candidate, theatre director Alec Tok

SINGAPORE — Singapore's youngest political party, Red Dot United (RDU), unveiled its fifth and final party candidate on Friday (June 26), theatre director Alec Tok.

Mr Alec Tok, a local theatre director, is the final addition to Red Dot United, the newest political party in Singapore.

Mr Alec Tok, a local theatre director, is the final addition to Red Dot United, the newest political party in Singapore.

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SINGAPORE — Singapore's youngest political party, Red Dot United (RDU), unveiled its fifth and final party candidate on Friday (June 26), theatre director Alec Tok.

Mr Tok, 55, has directed local films such as Twelve Storeys, and was heavily involved in theatre productions such as December Rains and Nanyang: The Musical.

He will be part of the five-person team that RDU plans to put up at Jurong Group Representation Constituency (GRC) in the upcoming General Election (GE), provided no other opposition party decides to do so too.

The four other candidates that RDU has formally introduced are its secretary-general Ravi Philemon, its chairman Michelle Lee, entrepreneur Liyana Dhamirah and legal engineer Nicholas Tang.

RDU was started by Mr Philemon and Ms Lee this year after they left the Progress Singapore Party headed by Dr Tan Cheng Bock. It was registered as a political party only last week.

Mr Tok was previously from the Singapore Democratic Party, together with RDU founder Ms Lee. He contested in the 2011 GE as a candidate for Bukit Panjang Single Member Constituency.

Mr Tok, who received a Master of Fine Arts degree in directing from Yale University, previously worked for the Singapore Armed Forces Music and Drama Company as well as Safra Radio (now known as So Drama! Entertainment) before he produced and directed Singapore's first Chinese musical, December Rains.

The 55-year-old said he hopes to create awareness of the "challenges of bringing up a family in a fast-changing job-scape" if he gets elected, given that he is a father of young children.

He also wants to focus on increasing job prospects and wages for Singaporeans, especially for those who have lower educational qualifications in Singaporeans.

“I believe in Singapore and Singaporeans. We have come this far because different ideas were allowed to contest and compete to shape our economic, social and security landscape," he said.

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