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    Default [HDB News]PAP Desmond Choo:'I understand how the poor feel'.He stayed in 4-room flat

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    [SIZE=5][B]'I understand how the poor feel'
    [/B][/SIZE]by Ong Dai Lin 04:46 AM Mar 22, 2011







    SINGAPORE - [B]As a child, Mr Desmond Choo lived in a maisonette[/B] and made annual trips to Hong Kong to visit his father who was working there.

    But those trips stopped after his father's antique business failed and the family was plunged into financial distress.


    "From being able to travel to Hong Kong every year to see him, suddenly, we had problems getting pocket money," recounted Mr Choo, 33. He added that his father had to borrow money to put food on the table.


    [B]Mr Choo's family later moved to a four-room flat[/B] where they have stayed for the last 15 years.


    His family's experience helped shape his mentality that "no one should be left behind regardless of their financial situation", said Mr Choo as he explained why he entered politics.


    He has also realised that his family's situation was not unique. Said Mr Choo: "Our national polices have served the majority well. However, unfortunately, some do fall through the cracks."


    Mr Choo said his father is working as a security officer and would tell him of problems in the industry, such as the difficulties of working a 12-hour shift.


    Mr Choo, who is also the executive secretary of the Union of Security Employees, pledged yesterday that he will help those in the security industry to "get more out of their work".


    He said: "No one must be left behind and, wherever I go, I'm there to serve first and foremost before anything else."


    Mr Choo is widely tipped to contest in Opposition stronghold Hougang.

    On his chances of succeeding where previous PAP candidate Eric Low had failed in two attempts, Mr Choo would only say that he wanted to implement schemes to help the "many poor residents" there, for "as long as it takes".


    Desmond Choo Pey Ching

    NTUC youth development unit deputy director, 33

    FACTFILE:

    - Was in the police force for 13 years, holding appointments such as the deputy commander of Clementi Police Division

    - Joined NTUC in May last year. Also the executive secretary of the Union of Security Employees.

    - Since February, appointed second adviser to Hougang grassroots organisations

    - Initiated in Hougang a healthcare scheme for poor residents

    POSSIBLE WARD:

    Hougang SMC

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    I did not know definition of poor in Singapore means staying in 4-room HDB flat.

    That is hell of alot of poor people in Singapore then.

    Bet those 1 roomers to 3 roomers will feel crap after reading his story.

    Hope our wonderful and talented government do something about it.

    This new PAP candidate got off to a bad start, his this statement receive alot of criticisms all over internet including TODAY website.

    Great EQ from our great future leaders.

    This guy is just example how much PAP had lost touch with Singaporeans compare to the first batches of PAP MPs.


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    wenqing: wats ur agenda?

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    Quote Originally Posted by devilplate
    wenqing: wats ur agenda?
    Now that you ask, I cannot think of one. Don't think too much.

    Just sharing some public news floating on internet.

    Hey, this is free advertising for PAP new candidate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wenqing
    Now that you ask, I cannot think of one. Don't think too much.

    Just sharing some public news floating on internet.

    Hey, this is free advertising for PAP new candidate.
    its a political news rather den ppty news wor...

    i participate actively in this forum becoz i am a ppty enthu particularly pte ppty....

    u shd goto proper forum/channel tat suit ur interest?

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    Quote Originally Posted by devilplate
    its a political news rather den ppty news wor...

    Lol , political news is not a bad thing, it is a normal thing.

    Besides it is news already made public for all to see and hear.

    I am just jumping in since everyone is so passionate debating about Minister Pay Raise 2011 in other thread.

    It is good healthy debate and value-add knowledge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by devilplate
    its a political news rather den ppty news wor...

    i participate actively in this forum becoz i am a ppty enthu particularly pte ppty....

    u shd goto proper forum/channel tat suit ur interest?
    Bet you learnt alot these short period of time.

    Once in 5 years, do not be so fussy lah.

    How many 5 years do you have ??


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    Quote Originally Posted by wenqing
    Bet you learnt alot these short period of time.

    Once in 5 years, do not be so fussy lah.

    How many 5 years do you have ??

    i am here bcoz this is a primarily a condo forum wor....i am sure there r other political forums rite? y spread politics here...?

    i m not into polictics la....not my cup lor....if got opposition contest my area....den i will go listen listen and decide who to vote lor....vy simple lor....

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    Quote Originally Posted by devilplate
    i am here bcoz this is a primarily a condo forum wor....i am sure there r other political forums rite? y spread politics here...?

    i m not into polictics la....not my cup lor....if got opposition contest my area....den i will go listen listen and decide who to vote lor....vy simple lor....
    Since you agree burden is on readers , not writers then skip this thread then.

    You can ignore which you always do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wenqing
    Lol , political news is not a bad thing, it is a normal thing.

    Besides it is news already made public for all to see and hear.

    I am just jumping in since everyone is so passionate debating about Minister Pay Raise 2011 in other thread.

    It is good healthy debate and value-add knowledge.
    post under proper thread? coffeeshoptalk....tok anything under the sun yay

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