Breaking News: By-election for Hougang called on 26 May
Posted by temasektimes on May 9, 2012
Nomination for Hougang by-election has been fixed on 16 May, says President Tony Tan Keng Yam in writ of election.
Serangoon Junior College will be the nomination centre. Polling Day for the by-election is not a public holiday.
The seat of Hougang was left vacant after its former Workers Party MP Yaw Shin Leong was sacked from the party three months ago for his failure to address swirling rumors around his alleged extra-marital affairs with multiple women, including two party members.
After his sordid affairs were exposed, Mr Yaw went ‘missing in action’ and fled Singapore a few days later, leaving Hougang residents in the lurch without a full-time MP.
Fortunately, Hougang residents have been taken care of by PAP grassroots leader Desmond Choo since then who conducts weekly ‘tea-party’ sessions to meet them at Hougang Community Club.
Mr Choo has also set up a job hub for unemployed Hougang residents and distributed free hearing aids to the elderly lately. He is now lobbying to set up a new wet market in Hougang.
To learn more about Mr Choo, please visit his Facebook page here.