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PAP woos Hougang residents with free nursing services

Posted by temasektimes on February 27, 2012

The PAP is going all its way out to woo Hougang residents as a by-election looms ahead after the seat fell vacant following the expulsion of its WP MP Yaw Shin Leong from the party two weeks ago.

Besides having its grassroots adviser Desmond Choo serving Hougang residents faithfully in the absence of Mr Yaw, Hougang grassroots organizations are also unveiling a series of measures to win their hearts and minds.

Hougang grassroots organizations will be collaborating with the Nurses Initiative for Community Engagement (NICE) programme to offer free nursing services in Hougang where PAP grassroots volunteers will collaborate with volunteer nurses to conduct home assessments to detect undiagnosed dementia and depression among the elderly.

To show its sincerity, Health Minister Gan Kim Yong launched the programme in person last Sunday where some 500 elderly residents took part in health screenings by NICE and health talks on Stroke and Dementia.

Though the PAP lost Hougang to WP in the last General Election, it continues to maintain a presence in the constituency via the Hougang grassroots organizations under the umbrella of the People’s Association, a non-partisan statutory board chaired by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

Fortunately for Hougang residents, they have a ‘safety net’ to serve their interests now that their WP MP has gone ‘missing in action’ for days without a trace.

During the General Election last year, former WP MP for Hougang Low Thia Kiang promised Hougang residents that his protege Yaw Shin Leong would take good care of them and would never abandon them. Less than a year later, Hougang residents are now left in limbo following Mr Yaw’s unceremonious expulsion from WP over his failure to address allegations surrounding his alleged extra-marital affairs with a few married women, including a neighbor from China.

Hougang residents should not trust Mr Low’s empty words at face value again and scrutinize the candidates carefully should a by-election be called lest they make the wrong choice and have to suffer again.

 

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Desmond Choo: I am ready to serve Hougang residents

Hougang residents seek Desmond Choo’s help

Desmond Choo ready to be fielded in Hougang again

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2 Responses to “PAP woos Hougang residents with free nursing services”

  1. Shawn said

    Who the hell wrote this blatantly biased piece of shite? This kind of obvious propaganda would not even pass the censors at the The Straits Times!

    This is very unbecoming of any website that hopes to be an alternative news site. I have not seen any pro-opposition “news site” stoop to this level. This is the kind of gutter press that even the new paper would not touch.

    Let’s not even talk about article structures!

    Shame on you. This site is now off my bookmarks.

    Mod’s note:

    We are never ‘pro-opposition’ in the first place.

  2. Shawn said

    Thank you for posting my comment.

    The main point that I was trying to make is that regardless of your position, you cannot so blatantly support the PAP on a news site. You can carry more pro PAP articles then Opposition ones, you can cleverly use language to present all the facts while still showing your position.

    You cannot, however, write such frivolously biased articles if you ever want to be taken seriously as an alternative news site. If you disagree, then I ask you how will you ever win over opposition voters or those on the fence if they get turned off by such articles?

    Regards.

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