Desmond Choo: I will continue to serve in Hougang
Posted by temasektimes on May 27, 2012
Mr Choo managed to garner only 37.91% of the votes, a slight increase of about 3% from last year. The Workers Party’s candidate Png Eng Huat won by 62.09% of the votes.
Speaking to queries from the media if he will remain in Hougang, Mr Choo replied:
“You’ll definitely see me here on May 28, because the residents still need help.”
Mr Choo has helped set up a job hub for unemployed residents, a TCM clinic for the elderly and a free legal clinic in Hougang in the last one year, but his efforts are still not enough to win over Hougang voters who are staunch supporters of the Workers Party.
However, Mr Choo was ‘glad’ that change has started in Hougang:
“I feel the warmth of the hearts we’ve touched. I’ll make sure we build on that momentum.”
He is also gracious in defeat, congratulating Mr Png for his victory:
“I want to congratulate Png. He’s worked very hard on the ground, deserves to represent Hougang.”