Desmond Choo: The Yaw saga has ended and I wish Shin Leong all the best
Posted by temasektimes on May 19, 2012
The sudden ‘reappearance’ of disgraced former WP MP Yaw Shin Leong has taken many by surprise. After ‘missing in action’ for three months, Yaw emerges from nowhere and sent an email to various media outlets in Singapore to ‘apologize’ to Hougang residents for leaving them in the lurch, a stunning move which is dismissed by many as an election gimmick to help save the skin of the Workers Party.
However, Yaw’s ex-opponent in the May election last year Desmond Choo (pic left, source: Facebook)was magnanimous and wished him all the best.
Speaking to queries from the media on Yaw’s public apology, Mr Choo said:
“I think the Yaw saga has ended and all of us have moved on. I wish Shin Leong all the best after hearing that he will be starting life afresh with his wife overseas.”
When asked if it is important for Hougang to have a young MP in parliament to speak up for them, Mr Choo said that he hopes to involve more youths in shaping the community in Hougang which could include engaging more youth volunteers and holding forums for youths to share their perspectives on national policies.
“I would like to think so, because we have a lot of older people but we never forget the Chinese saying that it’s always incumbent upon the young to take care of the old. It’s time for the young people in Hougang to step up and say that we want change and we want to make sure that we are in a role to define how our elderly are being taken care of in Hougang.”