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Sitoh Yi Pin spends $1 million dollars to help 300 needy families in Potong Pasir

Posted by temasektimes on March 10, 2012

Since becoming the new Member of Parliament (MP) of Potong Pasir, PAP MP Sitoh Yi Pin has been working very hard to serve the residents.

According to media reports, Mr Sitoh has set up a ‘Community Welfare Fund’ for Potong Pasir and will be spending some $1 million dollars to help 300 needy families living there. They will be provided with basic necessities such as rice, cooking oil and salt each month.

The money for the fund is raised entirely by Mr Sitoh himself and his team of 200 dedicated grassroots volunteers who will be responsible for taking care of the needy families. Potong Pasir residents with a household income of less than $450 monthly are eligible to apply for the aid, known as ‘Rose Project’.

Potong Pasir residents interviewed by the media were full of praises for Mr Sitoh.

One 44 years old Mr Yew said:

“Mr Sitoh has brought much improvements to the estate. Once the blocks are upgraded and fitted with new lifts, the prices of our properties will surely go up.”

Another resident applauded Mr Sitoh for being a hardworking MP:

“I see him very often in the estate chit-chatting with residents. He attended the weekly Meet-the-People sessions every time without fail.”

Potong Pasir has been an opposition stronghold for more than 25 years since its former MP Chiam See Tong first won the seat in 1984. Mr Sitoh won Potong Pasir in last year’s General Election by a razor thin margin of only 72 votes against Mr Chiam’s wife Lina Loh.

The fate of Potong Pasir is in stark contrast to that of another opposition ward Hougang whose residents are left without a MP to serve them after its ex-WP MP Yaw Shin Leong went ‘missing in action’ and was sacked from the Workers Party for sexual indiscretions.

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10 Responses to “Sitoh Yi Pin spends $1 million dollars to help 300 needy families in Potong Pasir”

  1. Kudos to Mr. Sitoh for his dedication and sincerity in his ward. The effort will be appreciated in time by the discerning without doubt. This is a desirable benchmark for all to achieve
    !

  2. pp said

    the resident applauded sitoh for being a hardworking MP , and he is seen very often in the estate chit chatting -.- lol. PLEASE , all these do for show only dun be NAIVE

  3. This is a good sign…..it is a good cue to all PAP Wards that they should elect and vote opposition candidates to their Wards so that the PAP will first give Abalone Porridge and then start millions of $ fund…

  4. i wong u said

    Holy sh#t! Of course he can “give out” all the upgrading n Miilion$! He has the whole sys behind him, Damn it! With all the limitations n obstacles, we shd salute Mr Chiam See Tong for serving the Potong Pasir residents for so many yrs, n not tis Sitoh person!

  5. Vikram, where is the money coming from??Whose money is this? From Sitoh’s pocket or our pockets?

  6. FB fan said

    From a FB comment:
    “[Ex-WP] MP Yaw Shin Leong went ‘missing in action’ and was sacked from the Workers Party for sexual indiscretions.”
    That’s not true. Shin Leong wasn’t sacked for sexual indiscretions. He was expelled for not being forthcoming about the ALLEGED indiscretions.

  7. frostie said

    “The money for the fund is raised entirely by Mr Sitoh himself and his team of 200 dedicated grassroots volunteers” Can anyone forward incontrovertible evidence to the contrary?
    Making scurrilous remarks therein shows the bankrupcy of ideas and desperation by those who would denigrate this wonderful initiative by the Potong Pasir MP.

    The beneficiaries are PP residents, in particular the less fortunate ones.

    Give credit where /when it is due, regardless of whether the act(s) of benevolence is from the incumbent or the opposition.

  8. Jaded said

    Expected la… using money to buy hearts of the people.

    Btw, where is this money coming from? Does Singapore need to dip into the reserves, go into a deficit, or increases taxes to pay for it?

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