SINGAPORE: By all accounts, The Workers’ Party’s National Day dinner this year was a big success. The crowd came out for the WP’s festivities at Hougang Neighbourhood Park on Saturday night (Aug 12).
Most of the WP MPs can be seen in the videos and photos of the event: Secretary-General and Leader of the Opposition Pritam Singh, party chair Sylvia Lim, their fellow Aljunied GRC MP Gerald Giam, Assoc Prof Jamus Lim and Louis Chua from Sengkang GRC, as well as Hougang SMC MP Dennis Tan.
Missing that night appear to be Sengkang MP He Ting Ru and WP vice chair Faisal Abdul Manap, who was confined last month in a hospital intensive care unit due to a cardiac condition but is now in recovery.
A video from the WP’s TikTok account, @thehammertok, showed the MPs, set to Kit Chan singing “Home,” showed the MPs coming into the venue, waving little Singapore flags and shaking hands with attendees.
The party leadership toasted the country, and Singaporeans distributed goodie bags to everyone. Mr Chua and Assoc Prof Lim also sang a duet, with the latter playing the guitar, and the other MPs later took the stage with the volunteers.
The Hougang SMC MP gave a grateful shoutout in a Facebook post to the organizers of the event, writing, “I thoroughly enjoyed catching up with many residents and friends who attended the National Day Dinner last night, organized by the Workers’ Party Grassroots Committee (WPGC) at our Hougang Avenue 5 Neighbourhood Park at Hougang SMC. Thank you to all volunteers from our various constituencies who made the event possible!”