15 January 2016
After two unsuccessful attempts to win a seat in Parliament, Mr Desmond Choo was looking forward to being sworn in today as a Member of Parliament for Tampines Group Representation Constituency.
Describing making his debut in the august chamber as “one of (his) life’s most important moments”, the People’s Action Party MP spent last night “doing a fair bit of ironing” to make sure he would be in his Sunday best. “I think it is important to honour the occasion … (I) will also be praying that I can continue to do my best to honour the trust that Tampines residents have vested in me,” he said.
Today, the 13th Parliament would be convened with a swearing-in ceremony for the MPs, followed by the opening address from President Tony Tan to set out the direction for the Government.
… Dr Alan Chong from the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies said that jobs and competition between foreigners and Singaporeans, among other issues, would have to be looked at.
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Last updated on 15/01/2016