Singapore — In the past few weeks, Progress Singapore Party member Choo Shaun Ming has been gaining popularity both for his youth and his decision to run as a candidate of the PSP. So who exactly is he? And why is he so popular?
At 23, many of us would be focussing on our tertiary education but Mr Choo opted to join PSP as one of the youngest candidates to run in a Singapore election. The law undergraduate at the National University of Singapore is mainly concerned about job security and satisfaction in today’s workforce.
In the latest PSP video on its candidates on its Facebook page, Mr Choo highlighted his concerns about and his aspirations for Singapore’s politics.
“I get a strong sense of apathy,” he said, about the general disposition of youths towards the political landscape.
“To me, the ideal view of Singaporean society is one where we value different talents and skills as equally as we do that of academic success,” he said. He also wished to see a more compassionate and uplifting society on a whole.
Mr Choo said that, even if he was young now, he felt it was the duty of every young Singaporean to step forward to serve the nation.
Get to Know PSP's Candidates: Choo Shaun MingDo you remember what you were doing at the age of 23? For Choo Shaun Ming 崔宣明, he is stepping up at age 23 to contest these elections because the government's policies are already affecting people at his age and life-stage."For that reason I felt the need to represent them and voice their concerns in parliament, to show them that there is someone out there who understands their concerns, their present struggles, their fears for the future."Thank you Shaun – the youngest, but also the brightest and the best of us! #psp #progresswithcompassion #youdeservebetterSG #GE2020
Posted by Progress Singapore Party on Thursday, June 25, 2020
People online were overwhelmingly supportive of Mr Choo in spite of his youth, with many feeling he was the future of Singapore politics.
However, others were more wary, citing his age as a reason for insufficient experience in Singapore politics.