Members of Parliament (MPs) from the People’s Action Party (PAP) have started to make their rounds through housing estates in Singapore.
Earlier today (September 3), Minister for Home Affairs and Law K Shanmugam stopped by a Kopitiam at popular mall Northpoint City to interact with residents.
Mr K. Shanmugam currently serves as the MP for Nee Soon GRC.
He previously served as the Minister for Foreign Affairs from May 2011 to September 2015. He has been an MP since 1988 representing the Sembawang Group Representation Constituency (1988-2011) and the Nee Soon Group Representation Constituency (since 2011), serving the Chong Pang ward in both constituencies.
He shared photos on his social media page of many of the residents greeting him with hugs and even one where an elderly woman looks to be kissing him.
Minister Shanmugam wrote on his Facebook page, “Yishun residents are generally very warm.
[ Northpoint Visit ] Stopped by Kopitiam in Northpoint after an event.Yishun residents are generally very warm.#HomeWithAHeart #NeeSoonCares
Similarly, at Potong Pasir Single-Member Constituency (SMC), Ng Chee Meng a Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and Secretary-General of the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) was seen interacting with residents.
Welcome to Potong Pasir, Mr Ng Chee Meng 黄志明. #SingaporePeoplesTown #PotongPasirHosay #PotongPasir
Posted by Potong Pasir SMC on Saturday, 31 August 2019
Potong Pasir is currently managed by Sitoh Yih Pin of the People’s Action Party as of the recent 2015 General Elections.
Before the 2011 General Elections, Singapore’s then-longest serving opposition MP and Secretary-General of the Singapore People’s Party (SPP) Chiam See Tong, served this constituency from 1984 to 2011. In the 2011 elections, Lina Chiam, took over the reins from incumbent Chiam See Tong. In the 2015 General Elections, Sitoh Yih Pin successfully defended this ward to Lina Chiam, this time with 66.41% of the votes. Chiam was not given an NCMP thus ending a 31-year streak where SPP had represented an opposition ward since 1984. -/TISG