SINGAPORE: Workers’ Party chief Pritam Singh and WP MP Jamus Lim (Sengkang GRC) wasted no time in doing what they’ve been elected to do, take care of people in the wards they represent.
In a Facebook post from that evening, Mr Singh acknowledged that it had been “a long day.”
Nevertheless, he added that he was “glad to be back in Eunos to finish visiting the remaining households I could not cover last week.”
Furthermore, residents supplied him with “words of support and encouragement,” for which he expressed gratefulness.
“Some feedback has been forwarded to municipal agencies last week, but one more must be brought up arising from today’s visits. The other feedback can be worked at with the Aljunied-Hougang Town Council’s assistance. I will work on all this first thing tomorrow morning,” he added, ending his post by writing, “It is always a privilege and honour to serve in Aljunied GRC.”
As for Assoc Prof Lim, while he did not specifically address anything, he wrote on Thursday morning that “Adversity is a part and parcel of the human condition.”
“We have been conferred the honor of having been called to public service, a responsibility we wear with dedication and pride. So long as we remain so, the work continues. #makingyourvotecount,” he added.
For this week, Assoc Prof Lim went to 317C and began making rounds at 318C at Anchorvale ward.
In a separate post from Jul 19, he wrote that he’s had many “ong, engaged” discussions with residents at 317B over two nights in the past week.
Assoc Prof Lim wrote that one of the issues involved fraud insurance for CPF, a topic about which he had an exchange with Minister Tan See Leng in Parliament.
“I argued that, since CPF was mandatory for Singaporeans, it seemed fair that such additional protection were offered, since savers can’t just choose to park their savings elsewhere…
Moreover, CPF is a massive fund, which should be able to secure attractive rates (both because of its size per se, and because size confers better diversification for actuarial calculations).”
The Sengkang MP expressed regret that “after seeming to agree with the benefits of considering this option… the government walked back this positiion.”
“The #workersparty will continue to champion common-sense financial regulation that seeks to bring better balance between sellers and buyers in the financial marketplace, in the interest of our (especially elderly) residents in #SengkangGRC, as well as Singapore more generally. #makingyourvotecount,” he added.