Updated: 01/22/2013 22:42

RP's Kenneth Jeyaretnam makes early start, a day after cancelling residents' session due to flu



RP's Kenneth Jeyaretnam makes early start, a day after cancelling residents' session due to flu

Reform Party candidate Kenneth Jeyaretnam met residents at Rumbia LRT Station on Tuesday morning, a day after he cancelled a feedback session with residents, due to flu. 

He was at the station at 7.30am. 

Speaking to MediaCorp after breakfast, Mr Jeyaretnam said he'll continue walking 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", and thinks he'll be able to cover between 25 and 50 per cent of the remaining blocks. 

He plans to hold a Meet-the-People's session on Wednesday evening.

He added that residents have been generally positive thus far. 

"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.


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