Desmond Choo may be replaced as PAP candidate for Hougang due to his uncle Choo Wei Kiang’s corruption case?
Posted by temasektimes on May 7, 2012
According to a Chinese tabloid, Desmond Choo, who lost Hougang to Workers Party’s Yaw Shin Leong in the General Election last year may not be fielded in Hougang in spite of his hard work there due to his uncle Choo Wei Kiang’s implication in a corruption case.
A former MP of Jalan Besar GRC, Choo Wei Kiang has been charged with corruption during his stint as President of the Singapore Table Tennis Association.
Speaking to queries from the media, Mr Choo believed that everybody must be responsible for their own actions and as his uncle has not been convicted yet, he believed rational voters will not link the two of them together.
The seat of Hougang was left vacant less than a year after the election following the expulsion of its ex-MP Yaw Shin Leong from the Workers Party over his failure to address swirling rumors around his alleged extra-marital affairs with multiple women, including two fellow party leaders.
While Mr Choo has been working hard to serve Hougang residents in the last few months in the absence of Yaw including setting up a job employment hub for unemployed residents, the Workers Party is nowhere to be seen, heard or found.
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.