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Updated: 01/22/2013 22:56 | By Channel NewsAsia

RP’s Jeyaretnam to hold Meet—the—People session on Wednesday

RP’s Jeyaretnam to hold Meet—the—People session on Wednesday


RP’s Jeyaretnam to hold Meet—the—People session on Wednesday

SINGAPORE: Reform Party candidate Kenneth Jeyaretnam has said he plans to hold a Meet—the—People session on Wednesday evening.

He met Punggol East residents at Rumbia LRT Station at 7.30am on Tuesday, a day after he cancelled a feedback session with residents due to flu.

Speaking to Channel NewsAsia after breakfast, Mr Jeyaretnam said he will continue to walk the ground. So far, he has visited less than half of the 127 blocks in the ward.

Mr Jeyaretnam described the nine—day campaigning period as "inadequate", but believes he will be able to cover between 25 and 50 per cent of the remaining blocks.

He said residents have been generally positive thus far.

He added: "I think many people like our policies and they like our pledge to be a full—time MP, to live in the community and the fact that I am probably the best qualified candidate to raise the important national issues in Parliament."

Mr Jeyaretnam said the party has drawn up a list of residents’ concerns on issues such as salary stagnation, housing affordability for young couples, and cleanliness and maintenance of the neighbourhood.

— CNA/al

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