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Dr Teo Ho Pin clarifies: Assistance given to homeless family

Posted by temasektimes on July 17, 2012

Sebastian Chia, a volunteer at PAP MP for Bukit Panjang Dr Teo Ho Pin’s Meet-the-People session has written to The Temasek Times to clarify that he had given assistance to a homeless family which was highlighted in an article published a week ago. (read more here)

The article, which was submitted by a student, claimed that the father of the homeless family tried to approach Dr Teo for help to no avail.

The article polarized public opinion with some casting doubts on its authenticity, but following checks by grassroots leaders in Bukit Panjang, the case was found to be real.

We attached the reply by Mr Chia in full below:

Dear Temasek Times Editor,

I am one of the volunteers at Dr Teo’s Meet-the-People Session.

Dr Teo had met the father of the homeless family during his MPS on 16-7-2012.

We hope you are able to publish the following clarification on your blog and Facebook page.

1. The father had not seen Dr Teo previously. Both of them have not met prior to the meeting on 16-7-2012.

2. The father had sold his HDB flat three (3) years ago and applied for a rental flat that HDB had rejected.

3. The family’s registered address is not in Bukit Panjang Constituency but they rented a room at Blk 431 Fajar Road instead.

4. The family is facing financial difficulties.

5. The family is currently staying in a flat with New Hope Community Services’ assistance.

6. Dr Teo had approached South West Community Development Council and Fei Yue FSC’s assistance to help the family.

I would appreciate if you could post the above clarification accordingly.

I can be contacted at sebastianchiabk@gmail.com if you require further clarification.

Best regards

 

Sebastian Chia

22 Responses to “Dr Teo Ho Pin clarifies: Assistance given to homeless family”

  1. SkinFT said

    Hello Mr. Chia, why are you writing to TT instead of Dr Teo? Is he so fucking busy that he can’t manage his time properly so a ass licker like you have to write in POINT form to TT to clarify? WE ALL KNOW WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON. DUN WAYANG LAH. WRITE WRITE WRITE. DUN WRITE JUST DO AND HELP. FUCK PAP LAH.

    So you are sincere in helping DUN WRITE. DO AND PERFORM. Stupid idiot. FUcking swine. FUCK YOU SEBASTIAN CHIA.

    • Sonny Nyson said

      SkinFT, You claimed that you knew what was going on. Is that is the case, could you share with us here? Are you just simply post some vulgarities to prove you are simply not able to take a single fact? What have you done to help this family?

    • Sebastian Chia said

      Dear SinkFT

      I was the one who went to look for the needy family with some of our fellow volunteers on last Saturday night. We spent many hours there with a determination of finding them so as to render our help within our ability. Dr Teo followed the development closely as he too, determined to assist the needy family. We are grateful for many residents assisted us in looking for the needy family.

      All of volunteers would prefer to help humbly and in fact, it is always our intention to help, serve and assist our needy fellow citizens sincerely and quietly. But, we thought it was best to clarify in this blog since there were many inaccuracies in this article. I would not reveal the details as to respect the needy family and protect the children. You are welcome to visit us at Blk 110 Gangsa Road, #01-91 on every Monday evening at 8.00pm, so that you are able to witness how our volunteers serve and assist their fellow Singaporeans. You may contact me at sebastianchiabk@gmail.com if you are prepared to meet us.

      I wish you welI and look forward to seeing you.

      Best regards
      Sebastian Chia

  2. Got help like no help said

    So in conclusion is: it is not the gov, but the christian organisations who are helping this family.

  3. kns said

    so what? i dont understand the post that ask TT to publish. no help from govt? kns.

  4. nameless said

    pea brain editor, the student article din claim the father went to the MP before. READ carefully.

    he was only stating a general environment.

    but then again, it takes this kind of channel to realise the family is in trouble. wtf is the school and RC doing? police on petrol nv approach those living under void decks ah? wtf~

  5. Don't fake fake said

    “The father had not seen Dr Teo previously. Both of them have not met prior to the meeting on 16-7-2012.”

    So this proves the previous article was INACCURATE. The person had never met dr teo ho pin, how could accuse teo ho pin of saying those words? this equates to SLANDER. very disappointed that temasek times has resulted in publishing FALSE articles.

    sure, there are many problems w the govt. but, there are enough problems to go around falsely accusing decent MPs like teo ho pin (i stay in bukit panjang btw and we all love him) of things he never did or said.

  6. Mr X said

    Pastor Andrew Khoo is the Founder of New Hope Community Services

    https://www.facebook.com/pastor.khoo

    http://www.newhopecs.org.sg/index.php

  7. If help is given to poor and needy will be “ADVERISED” please let me know, I oso want “care care” and have my company and brand name published for FREE…..
    There are many people doing thing without getting assistance and returns, hence ask the wayang people MAI KPKB

  8. Rena said

    Thanks, Sebastian, for the update on the family.

  9. bb said

    So far what Dr Teo has done from 16 Jul 2012-is it nothing. Eveytime i see Dr Teo is on TV attend to some residents function enjoying himself.

    Sebastian why you mentioned you are volunteer giving the impression you are not earnest in your work. If you have passion in helping ppl you should go all out to assist ppl. If you cant help ppl you should refer to the matter to MP

    • Sebastian Chia said

      Dear bb

      It is because I am a volunteer and I do serve with passion and, it is the fundamental requirement to be a volunteer.

      Yes. We do keep the MP posted of each and every development and we merely there to assist.

      I appreciate your kind advice.

      With warm regards
      Sebastian Chia

  10. SG Talent said

    Garment not helping?!!!!!!!!

  11. SC said

    Sure, you have given an account of what had happened. But we are still waiting for an explanation why this man and his two young children have to go hungry and homeless. If indeed the government is efficient and is making sure that no one is left behind, then shouldn’t this family be given food and shelter ASAP unconditionally?

    • Sebastian Chia said

      Dear SC

      I will not reveal the details as to respect the needy family and protect the children. Please let them have some privacy.

      Best regards
      Sebastian Chia

  12. Heres the guy that wrote in.. said

    Looking for sebastian chia? http://www.facebook.com/sebaschia

    • Sebastian Chia said

      Hi, Thank you for the posting. That is my FB. You are welcome to make friend with me. Cheers!

      PS. remember to tell me you are “Heres the guy that wrote in.”😉

  13. 18 said

    Get a life u idiots…. If u find living in Sg is so miserable n pathetic go away… Y make yrself unhappy by reading it be angry!?!?!? U just hide behind the computer n type n type stupid comments…. F off from Sg!!

  14. Naivety said

    He could have lost his job to an FT & so where is the help rendered by the Pappy MP? Don’t seem to see any!!!

  15. bummer said

    “The article polarized public opinion with some casting doubts on its authenticity, but following checks by grassroots leaders in Bukit Panjang, the case was found to be real.”

    This family exists but TT has not cleared the air about this mysterious MP’s alleged comments of ” just go live in streets lah , tell me also no use!!! Not just you homeless leh ! There are many homeless and i just an MP !! What can I do ! You go live on streets lor , think like that can threatened me”.

    If it was a misunderstanding on the student’s side, TT should address this instead of just quietly redacting this from the student’s original post since there many readers who think this really happened.

    .

  16. i say what i think only... said

    how to have a registered address when he do not have a home? so till now, must differentiate if he is in BP constituency? if not then he should go back to his original MP ah? how to rent a blk 431 fajar road and be homeless at void deck? very funny leh…

    and can someone verify the discrepancy? why someone claim the father said he looked for Dr Teo but kanna F then now this ah chia say met 2 days ago first time? so who’s right?

    PS: i am a BP resident also…

  17. Rina said

    1) quote “The article, which was submitted by a student, claimed that the father of the homeless family tried to approach Dr Teo for help to no avail.”

    TT, do u even read your own article submitted by your fans? Which part of that 1st story submitted by the student mention “Dr Teo”?

    2) And y u delete part on what the MP said in the student’s story? Becoz it was made up in the 1st place?

    3) quote “”The article polarized public opinion with some casting doubts on its authenticity, but following checks by grassroots leaders in Bukit Panjang, the case was found to be real”

    So, u didn’t even know if the case is real b4 publishing it? And nvr mind, if the story written is topped up with salt & vinegar?

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