Workers’ Party chief Pritam Singh penned a heartfelt appreciation post to the residents of Eunos, the ward he represents, in a Thursday (Nov 3) Facebook post.
The Leader of the Opposition started by writing that he and his team of volunteers had just had a “Really good evening of resident engagements last night during house visits.”
The visit began on “a blessed note with 101-year-old Madam Tan.
Originally from Tanjong Pinang, Bintan (like the forebears of my house visit team yesterday!) she remains well and in good health (and according to her son, continues to wash her clothes by hand).”
Next in line was Mr Chia, a senior citizen in his 70s.
He was described by Mr Singh as “a 4th dan Karate black belter. Even though he is in his 70s he still goes to assist other Karate instructors twice a week at different community clubs. He reached first dan in 1984!”
Mr Singh and the team then met Mr Lai Boon Teck, a football referee “well-known in local football circles.”
“He is a football referee who once refereed a game that saw Tottenham Hotspur come to Singapore some decades back. Now a referee’s assessor, he was busy completing a report when I came knocking!” wrote the WP Chief.
They then met with Ms Norul and her husband, who had attended a recent Meet-the People-Session with Mr Singh “and were delighted to have their matter resolved.”
“My MPS team and I are of course grateful to all public service officers and private sector leaders for exercising flexibility when we write in with our appeals,” he added.
The final person they saw that night is a different Mr Chia, whose son recently moved to Bedok.
“I do meet Mr Chia in the market and hawker centre every now and then. His constant encouragement means the world to me and my volunteers. We keep going Sir!”
Mr Lai dropped a comment on Mr Singh’s post, telling about the recent house visit as well.
“I was surprised to see my MP Mr Pritam Singh with his members paying visits to the residents here, he showed concern and ask me how is everything with my family….
We were touched by his presence. He left with a note of thanks,” he wrote. /TISG