Mr Singh said that Mr Kwek has “very good plans” in store to benefit Kebun Bahru ward and Singapore on the whole if he is elected into parliament.
At yesterday’s meet-the-people session, Mr Singh highlighted Mr Kwek’s compassion towards people and his passion in areas such as youth and helping small- and medium-size enterprises.
“He’s quite passionate about some things, including helping SMEs like I have been, and I’m glad there’s someone who will be able to play that role,” said Mr Singh. “He’s got very good plans if he becomes an MP that I think will do good for the constituency and for Singapore.”
Mr Kwek, 39, is the executive director of private investment and trading company Foodtraco Supplies.
He is currently the vice-chair position of Kebun Baru Citizens’ Consultative Committee.
On top of that, Mr Kwek helps out in the Chong Pang ward, where he has been working under Law and Foreign Affairs Minister K Shanmugam for some years.
Mr Kwek is expected to be fielded as one of the six candidates in Ang Mo Kio GRC, together with other possible new faces Darryl David (that Pyramid Game guy) and the self-proclaimed “Son of Punggol” Dr Koh Poh Koon (who has an uncanny knack of waving to no one in particular).
The Reform Party has signalled its intention to contest in Ang Mo Kio GRC.
Reform Party chief Mr Jeyaretnam has said that:
“I think it is important to challenge the Prime Minister on his home turf of Ang Mo Kio and I am glad to see he is still hiding behind a six-member GRC because it shows he is afraid.”