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Hougang residents warming up to Desmond Choo as more join his team of volunteers

Posted by temasektimes on April 13, 2012

In the absence of a full-time MP in Hougang, PAP grassroots adviser for Hougang grassroots organizations Desmond Choo has been working very hard on the ground to serve the need of Hougang residents.

Not only did he conduct weekly ‘tea-party’ sessions at the Hougang Community Club every Monday to meet the residents, he also does walkabouts in the constituency a few times a week.

On Wednesday night, Mr Choo visited 12 families in Florida condominium. One of the resident Madam Lim was so impressed by Mr Choo and she signed up as a volunteer to assist him during his ‘tea-party’ sessions:

“Lovely visit to Florida! 2.5hrs, 12 families……Aunty Lim was real happy that our team was inter-racial and inter-faith. That all faiths seek to do good. She was so proud that our community was a place where all faiths could grow in harmony. She was just a great bundle of joy…and she’s visiting us on Monday. Can’t wait to intro the team to her! And recruited a new volunteer teacher as well. Great catch for a great night : ),” Mr Choo wrote on his Facebook.

[Source: Desmond Choo’s Facebook page]

Even on Easter Sunday, Mr Choo was busy visiting Hougang residents to know them better:

“Local flavors on a lovely Easter Sunday at HG 🙂 Had slow idyllic chats at the temple, void decks, mkt & Coffeeshop. A couple shared their love for the local kopitiam, mkt and Fairprice coz of their friendship w local workers. Anor chose a neighborhood Pri Sch for their only daughter coz of its value-based edu system. Of course, a few offers of homemade rendang :)”

The seat of Hougang was left vacant after its ex-WP MP Yaw Shin Leong was sacked from the party for his failure to address swirling rumors about his alleged sordid extra-marital affairs with multiple married women, including two fellow party members who contested in the General Election last year.

In contrast, the Workers Party’s likely candidate for Hougang has been keeping a relatively low profile. Hougang residents said he was hardly seen in the estate except with WP Chief Low Thia Kiang occasionally. His Facebook page has also not been updated for a long time.

Meanwhile, Judge of Appeal Andrew Phang directed that an expedited hearing of the appeal be held in the week of May 14 at a closed-door session on Thursday to hear an Hougang resident’s bid to order the Prime Minister to hold a by-election within three months will be held in mid-May.

He also told the AGC to file its submissions by April 26 and the resident, Madam Vellama Marie Muthu, to file her reply submissions by May 10.

To learn more about Mr Choo, please visit his Facebook page here.


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13 Responses to “Hougang residents warming up to Desmond Choo as more join his team of volunteers”

  1. Xiao Leng said

    There is little doubt that the Workers’ Party will win Hougang if a by-election is held.

  2. Smith said

    No complaints here. Let the best man win the election.

  3. daniel said

    God for you Hougang residents …more “good years” of porridge

  4. Ray said

    There are alot of doubts whether WP will win, actually.
    I think they way their MP carried himself has been such a disgrace, offering no explanations whatsoever.
    It has definitely dented my confidence in this party being able to run a constituency well, let alone the country.

    p.s. I was not one of the 60.1% but I am seriously thinking about it now.

  5. No Can Do said

    Why is WP’s HG candidate keeping so mum? Is this a party tactic such that when the timing is right, he wld come “shizam” like Capt Marvel to show his true colours?
    HG is WP’s 4sure. But the party shd not take the voters for granted and shd serve its best pending the by-election.

  6. Singapore Aunty said

    A little porridge goes a long way to fill those shallow minds.

  7. Prataman said

    LOL !!

    Is Desmond Choo paying for advertisements space in TT ??

    TT seems to be the only one among all the alternative sites to give non stop coverage to Desmond Choo.

  8. A G Young said

    Are you still in Dreamland, Mr. Low Thia Kiang? It is high time to wake up. Are you aware that your back yard is on FIRE!

  9. Hijacked said

    it’s pretty clear to me the editors of Temasek Times wish WP to lose the coming election. Seems like Temasek Times has a hidden agenda to push.

  10. Logical said

    If he wants to buy advertisement space, he might as well do it on ST or Channelnewsasia? Come on guys… do good deed to HELP distribute porridge for people who goes to the temple or people who likes simple meal over weekend and need a meal. Why do you guys have to say sarcastic stuff? This Porridge thing is organized by Temple!!
    At least he is doing something isnt it? Where is WP ?????

  11. js said

    It’s obvious Temasek Times is not just anti-PAP but also anti-WP. Question is why and who are the people behind?

    Mod’s reply:

    We are neither anti-PAP nor anti-WP. Articles are published solely on their ability to generate hits. That’s all.

  12. Ray said

    If WP has news, TT will publish it. The thing is WP isn’t doing anything for HG. And any more news abt the rats in bedok reservoir? Disappointed at WP. To think I supported you.

    Mod’s note:

    No updates on WP or Png Eng Huat’s Facebook. Absolutely no news on what they are doing in Hougang and so there’s nothing to report on.

  13. PRsFTsOUTofSG said

    The scheming plain porridge offer only comes with canned sardines, and bottle pickled veg/radish. If you want meat you must bring your own dishes. that poor elderly Auntie is so skinny.. maybe the plain porridge will fatten her up.

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