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Anggota Parlimen 议员 நாடாளுமன்ற உறுப்பினர். Constituency: Nee Soon GRC 义顺集选区 நீ சூன் குழுத் தொகுதி. Party. I was told that Dr Tan Boon Wan, MP for Ang Mo Kio GRC covers the PM's constituency for two out of the 4 or 5 MPS Why is Meet-the-People Session Important for PAP? . I'll be writing something on Heng Chee How soon. Join MP Louis Ng in a meet the people session where you can raise Louis is a Member of Parliament for Nee Soon GRC and Chairman of.
She didn't want to take any kind of assistance and wanted to earn her own living," he said. But residents had complained about her causing a mess and as a result, the National Environmental Agency NEA told her to stop selling vegetables there.
MP Louis Ng's Meet the People Session with the green community
Other residents found out about it and alerted Mr Shanmugam, who wrote to NEA to appeal on her behalf. There is also a case from 15 years ago that still stands out for him.
A young, pregnant woman was about to go to jail for hiring illegal workers in her father's laundry business. Not wanting her child to be born in jail, she was going to terminate the pregnancy and Mr Shanmugam found out about it. He advised her not to abort the baby and sent appeals to the Attorney-General's Chambers and the Ministry of Home Affairs on her behalf.
At that time, he was still a practising lawyer and would ask his colleagues to attend the woman's court hearings to keep him updated. The woman was eventually let off with a fine and her daughter is now 14 years old.
When it was mentioned that it was cases like these that endeared him to residents, he let out a rare smile and said: In the end, it's people reaching out to you, forming the networks, forming the community support groups and helping people. There are countless stories of people helping each other, people helping me, and me helping people. And you don't wait until the last minute to prepare," he said.
Shanmugam: Man once demanded HDB helipads
On the issue of possible new candidates, Mr Shanmugam said with a laugh that many had already been identified by the media. I wouldn't know if they're going to stand for certain," he said.
However, as I said, some MPS sessions differ from others. Inside, there are roles of seats for the expected large crowd and computer stations for the typing of letters.
Thus it can be quite noisy at times. Not all the constituent will get to see the Prime Minister, only the serious and selected cases.
He will then feedback the cases to the PM and signs all the letters on his behalf. This is to prevent any government statutory boards, civil servants or even private companies to act contrary to usual practice or legal ways just because they receive the letter by the Prime Minister.
The number of residents attending the MPS sessions depends on many factors. Redhill and Kolam Ayer usual have more elderly problemseffectiveness of the MP and many other factors.
Usually, every week per session, there is an average of 20 to 30 residents coming to seek help from the MP. If the MP is a Minister, usually there will be around 40 to 50 residents.
But for Teo Chee Hean, I heard he is very popular with the residents and sometimes his MPS sessions can stretch past midnight until 1 am in the morning. Both of them serves at around 70 residents every session. He was a former civil servant and was too straightforward in telling off the residents that they have little chance of success and thus, he will not write the letter.
No surprisingly, the unhappy residents left angry and scolded vulgarities outside the PAP centre. It fell to the ears of the then-PM and by next elections, he was replaced.
Not sure on the validity of this rumour but do take this with a pinch of salt. What is the Success Rate?
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It is difficult to assess if a case and resident is genuinely poor and needs help. For immigration cases, permanent residences and applying for entry passes for the foreign spouses, the success rates can be quite low but it does help tremendously compared to applying it personally.
However, for any court cases concerning traffic or any other criminal offence, any political party including PAP, has no rights to write to the Attorney General or Judge. Thus, MPS session will not accept any court cases but will recommend legal advice or help to the residents.