Chua Chu Kang GRC MP Appointed as Grassroots Adviser in Marsiling-Yew Tee to Replace Halimah Yacob

Posted on Aug 8 2017 - 6:00pm by Redwire Singapore

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MP for Chua Chu Kang GRC Zaqy Mohamad, has been appointed as adviser to Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC Grassroots Organisation.

This comes after former MP Halimah Yacob resigned to run for president.

A press release stated that he will work concurrently with MPs from Marsiling-Yew Tee to serve the residents there.

At the same time, Mr Zaqy is also expected to fulfill his MP responsibilities to Chua Chu Kang GRC residents.

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With the departure of Mdm Halimah, there is no more minority-race MP in Marsiling-Yew Tee.

The remaining MPs comprise Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong, Ong Teng Koon and Alex Yam.

Mr Zaqy was previously a PAP Central Executive Committee member.

However, he resigned from his post in the PAP CEC in 2015, citing a “conflict of interest” as he was employed by accounting firm Ernst and Young, which audited the PAP’s books.

The SDP has said the is is mulling legal options to force a by-election in Marsiling-Yew Tee.

 

 

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