SDP holds walkabout at Punggol East
The opposition Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) held its first walkabout at Punggol East today.
This comes just 10 days after it said it would contest the single seat, following the resignation of the ward's MP Michael Palmer, because of an extra-marital affair.
While the party's secretary-general Dr Chee Soon Juan identified local concerns, such as improvements to bus services and having more coffee shops in the estate, he also reiterated that the SDP wants to bring up wider national concerns such as health care, housing and population issues.
There is no indication yet on who the SDP may field, should there be a by-election for Punggol East.
But the team which fanned out to some 20 housing blocks today consisted of familiar faces including party treasurer Vincent Wijeysingha, party member Chee Siok Chin and consultant at the National University Hospital, Dr Paul Tambyah, who has spoken at several SDP rallies.
Separately, the ward's caretaker MP Teo Ser Luck told MediaCorp that residents' concerns remain top priority.
He said these include childcare and traffic issues.
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