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  • EMERGENCY AMBULANCE
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    85,699 posts since Feb '08
    • Government will work for all Singaporeans no matter who they voted for, says Tan Chuan-Jin

      SINGAPORE - The Government's work cuts across all constituencies, and all Singaporeans are meant to benefit from it, regardless of who they voted for, said Minister for Social and Family Development Tan Chuan-Jin.

      He assured residents of Serangoon ward, which comes under the Workers' Party-run Aljunied GRC, that they have not been forgotten.

      Mr Tan was on a community visit to the division, when some residents asked him when the People's Action Party would return to the constituency.

      "Earlier, some of the residents were asking me when are you all coming back, this sort of thing," he said during an hour-long dialogue at the end of his six hour tour of Serangoon.

      "It's a democracy, we decide what we want to choose, you decide what you want to choose, for better (or) for worse. I can tell you we endeavour to do our best, no matter the outcome...all of you remain Singaporeans," he said.

      Mr Tan said that this was because the aim of Government policies is to "make sure that everything I do must benefit Singaporeans ...(and) also benefit Singapore as a society".

      "You don't vote for us, but we are here (and will) still continue," he told some 100 residents at a dialogue that wrapped up his visit to the division. Those present included students and local business owners.

      Mr Tan, who also holds the Manpower portfolio until May 4 when he hands over to Mr Lim Swee Say, addressed a number of issues ranging from employers who overly emphasise paper qualifications to the use of electric scooters in the neighbourhood.

      He later told reporters that he received a "very warm" reception from residents he met during his visit.

      "There are of course usual local issues, some are municipal issues, which I guess is something the Town Council needs to settle, but nothing peculiar. You get that in other wards," he said.

      "The reason why we do this is (that) it's just an opportunity to meet up with people... They come forward, share their thoughts and views. It's useful to touch base with people here."

      He said that this was not his first visit to Aljunied GRC. He has also met residents in Kovan, Hougang Mall and during a Serangoon North National Day dinner.

      When asked by reporters about the People's Action Party's strategy for Aljunied GRC - which the ruling party lost in the 2011 general election - he said the Government's work will continue whether there are elections or not.

      "As for elections we know it's going to come at some point so strategy wise, I guess we have to work that out. But our responsibilities as a government don't change," he said.

      -- ST

  • Hanifnoor099's Avatar
    1 post since Apr '15
    • There are of course usual local issues, some are municipal issues, which I guess is something the Town Council needs to settle, but nothing peculiar   

       

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      Edited by Hanifnoor099 24 Apr `15, 5:25PM
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    5,614 posts since Nov '11
    • O ,  Really !

      reading title with a pinch of salt.      does it mean their primary job is  people and    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$  and  foreigners  are secondary? 

      Hahahaha    .........   sceptical   ......... 

      Edited by SJS6638 28 May `15, 11:25PM
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  • SJS6638's Avatar
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    • Originally posted by SMB145B:

      i don't need upgrading. upgrading also need $$$$.

      so don't pay.

      If need upgrading and have more $ budget for it, get your own to do it.

       

      So far those upgrading by hdb sucks big time.   Feedback, ceiling leaking, blocked pipe, contractor stole water heater, contracter threw away water tube of washing machine, rubbish bin installed crookedly, after installation the new toilet bowl shaky, ponding aroubd toiket bowl, nasty contractors ....   hdb surbana supervisors irresponsible,  they dun care much about bad work by contractors.  They are froends with contractors.

  • βέτά's Avatar
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      They say they serve with integrity, but they keep playing with shit like pigs. Laughing

       

       

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    • Government will always prioritize locals though they will need foreigners to get in to get more revenue to support more government projects.

  • ^Acid^ aka s|aO^eH~'s Avatar
    31,272 posts since Oct '02
    • Didnt our great leader say that of coz they will need to look after people who voted for them first before helping the opposition?

      No one Leemember that speech?

       

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