Subhas Anandan to offer free legal aid to Hougang residents if Desmond Choo is elected
Posted by temasektimes on May 11, 2012
Prominent criminal lawyer Subhas Anandan has joined in the fray in Hougang by promising to set up a legal bureau at Hougang Community Club to offer free legal aid to Hougang residents if PAP candidate Desmond Choo wins the by-election on 26 May!
Mr Subhas Anandan added that he will rope in a few lawyer friends of his to volunteer at the proposed legal bureau as well. Mr Desmond Choo mooted the idea of providing free legal services to Hougang residents after he learned that some of them require legal advice, but were unable to afford the legal fees.
The seat of Hougang was left vacant after its former MP Yaw Shin Leong was sacked from the party for his refusal to address swirling rumors around his alleged extramarital affairs with multiple married women including two female leaders in WP.
In his absence, Mr Desmond Choo who is also the PAP grassroots leader for Hougang has been serving the residents faithfully by conducting weekly ‘tea-party’ sessions at Hougang Community Club.
The Workers Party has announced veteran leader Png Eng Huat as the candidate for the by-election. Mr Png contested in East Coast GRC in the General Election last year where his team garnered 45% of the votes.
Many political observers are predicting an ‘easy victory’ for the Workers Party in its stronghold with Yahoo News already proclaiming the WP candidate as the likely winner even before a single vote is cast.
Meanwhile, WP supporters are having a field day attacking and ridiculing Mr Choo with some even saying that he may lose his electoral deposit.