The following is a press statement from Benjamin Pwee of the Singapore People’s Party
Following our statement to People’s Association’s letter, published on 1st September, with direct reference to Miss Ooi’s comments in her letter that “grassroots advisers are required to help the Government connect with people and help promote government policies and programmes such as anti-dengue and active ageing” and “opposition MPs cannot be expected to do this and thus cannot become advisers to GROs”, we at SPP would like to share two iconic photographs of the Mr Chiam’s active efforts in the anti-dengue and active-aging during his time as MP of Potong Pasir.
With these photos, we hope to show how careless and thoughtless PA was while drafting their letter, with the implication that oppositions MPs would not help to promote government policies and programmes.
Mr Chiam See Tong serving senior citizens at a durian party organised by SPP Active-Aging Campaign, 2004, Toa Payoh
Mr Chiam See Tong and his team on SPP Anti-Dengue campaign, 2005, Potong Pasir