31 May '11, 1am

[TR] Chiam See Tong: I was forced to use void deck for MPS after HDB demolished my office

While newbie PAP MPs like Tin Pei Ling and Dr Janil Puthucheary from Malaysia are able to conduct their weekly ‘Meet-the-People’ (MPS) sessions in the air-conditioned offices of Residents’ Committees built using taxpayers’ monies, true blue Singapore MPs like Mr Chiam See Tong has to use the void deck to conduct theirs. In a letter published in the Straits Times Forum today, former MP for Potong Pasir Mr Chiam See Tong revealed how he was unceremoniously evicted from his office within a day. “In 1992, the HDB swiftly demolished my MP’s office within a day. This occurred a year after my former party (Singapore Democratic Party) won three seats in Parliament. I was then forced to use the void deck, and this was where I conducted my MPS.” Mr Chiam had to use the void deck to conduct his MPS without the convenience of a toilet nearby for several years: “The premises had no toi...

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