SINGAPORE: Reform Party’s candidate for the Punggol East by—election Kenneth Jeyaretnam has pledged to donate 10 per cent of his salary to community projects in the ward if he is elected as Member of Parliament.
Speaking to reporters at Rivervale Mall on Saturday evening, Mr Jeyaretnam said this will also go some way towards funding his five—year plan for the constituency.
Giving more details of the plan, the Secretary—General of the Reform Party said he hopes to set up at least one childcare centre in every precinct in Punggol East. The plan also includes starting daycare centres for the elderly.
These centres can be managed by the NTUC, and he is suggesting that subsidies be provided for all.
In addition, Mr Jeyaretnam is proposing to build a cinema at Rivervale Plaza. He also wants to establish a dedicated hotline for residents so that help on estate matters can be given quickly.
To address residents’ car parking woes, Mr Jeyaretnam is proposing to allocate car park lots strictly on home ownership and allow only one lot per family.
Other ideas in the five—year plan include providing recycled laptops to needy students.
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