Hougang resident pleads: Don’t link national issues to this ward
Posted by temasektimes on May 20, 2012
For those who don’t stay in Hougang, please don’t link national issues into this ward. The majority made the decision last year. Period! Move on and brave through this shitty economy with the entire nation. This is hougang’s by election.
Hougang has plenty of issues that its past and runaway “I’m so sorry now” ex MP has chosen to be complacent about and chose to wayang by speaking to us in dialect.
I’ve stayed in hougang my entire life. Nothing has changed here. But when Desmond came along? I started seeing old folks queuing up for TCM in the CC under the HDB blocks.
You can see old folks slowly walking down the stairs with their maids, very sick folks being wheeled to the CC (I hope they stayed on a floor with lifts). And my own grandma? I was so hopeful for new hardware into our place so she can not climb stairs with her 83 years old weak legs and walk to the small market. But now? She passed away. I wonder how many old folks are like her. Hopeful and loyal, thinking the ‘hammer will help them’. But no, 20 odd years is too long a time.
Everywhere has changed for the better except us. The Hougang 20 years ago look exactly the same now. Just that residents are a lot older and the young has grown up. We need someone with real passion and drive to help us. Not someone who screams “send me to parliament! I wanna talk and be watchdog for you”. Someone who did more in less than 1 year when some had 20 odd years to accomplish. My ward is not the same as yours. My ward is the same as it is 20 years ago.
JEAN TAN CHENG HOON
*The above was first posted as a comment on Mr Desmond Choo’s Facebook