PAP's two-time loser Desmond Choo abandons Hougang, joins Tampines GRC to seek back-door entry into Parliament
Hardwarezone Forum, 18 Sep 2014
SINGAPORE - The People's Action Party (PAP) candidate who twice lost in election bids in the Hougang single-seat ward appears unlikely to contest there for a third time.
This is because Mr Desmond Choo, 36, has been named as the second adviser to grassroots organisations in Tampines East, a ward in Tampines GRC, on Wednesday. Its MP is former National Development Minister Mah Bow Tan, 66.
His move as second adviser in Tampines East was announced in a People's Association (PA) statement on Thursday on the appointment of long-serving grassroots leader Goh Chee Koh, 69, as the new adviser in Hougang, succeeding Mr Choo.
Mr Goh, who served as a grassroots volunteer in Punggol for 40 years, including as Punggol Central Citizen's Consultative Committee chairman, took over in Hougang on Tuesday. Full story