Desmond Choo launches project to provide free hearing aids to Hougang elderly residents
Posted by temasektimes on April 27, 2012
In the absence of a MP in Hougang, PAP grassroots adviser for Hougang Grassroots Organizations Desmond Choo has been filling in the void to serve the residents.
Hougang was left without a MP less than a year after the General Election after its ex-MP Yaw Shin Leong was sacked from the Workers Party over his failure to address rumors swirling around his alleged extra-marital affairs with multiple married women, including two fellow party members who contested in the election and a neighbor from China.
Two weeks after launching a job hub to help unemployed residents in Hougang, Mr Desmond Choo launched “Project Communication” to provide the elderly with free hearing aids as part of a collaboration between Hougang Citizens’ Consultative Committee and Sunlove Home
Each hearing aid costs around $200 and the cost is sponsored by Sunlove Home.
In an interview with the media, recipient Mr Yeo Kim Chai, 77 said:
“My hearing has improved greatly and I feel more comfortable.”
Many residents were full of praise of Mr Choo who has done much more for Hougang residents than its ex-MP Yaw Shin Leong.
[Source: Desmond Choo's Facebook]
Despite his busy work schedule, Mr Choo has been visiting Hougang residents almost daily as well as holding his unofficial ‘Meet-the-People’ sessions on Monday evenings at Hougang Community Club.
Meanwhile, the Workers’ Party is nowhere to be seen, heard or found in Hougang other than a few token visits by its former MP Low Thia Kiang and his new ‘protege’ Png Eng Huat who still does not have a Facebook page yet. The Facebook pages of the Workers Party and Hougang SMC are also not updated for a long-time.
Workers Party members and supporters have been boasting unashamedly in cyberspace that WP will win Hougang with its ‘eyes closed’ and ask Mr Choo not to waste his time as Hougang is a ‘property’ of WP.
To learn more about Mr Choo, please visit his Facebook page here.