PAP's Desmond Choo wants to involve more youths in shaping Hougang community
The People's Action Party's candidate for the Hougang by-election, Desmond Choo hopes to involve more youths in shaping the community in the single member constituency.
SINGAPORE: The People's Action Party's candidate for the Hougang by-election, Desmond Choo hopes to involve more youths in shaping the community in the single-member constituency.
Mr Choo said this could include engaging more youth volunteers and holding forums for youths to share their perspectives on national policies.
The 34-year-old was responding to questions on whether it's important for Hougang to have a young representative in Parliament.
Mr Choo said: "I would like to think so, because we have a lot of older people but we never forget the Chinese saying that it's always incumbent upon the young to take care of the old. It's time for the young people in Hougang to step up and say that we want change and we want to make sure that we are in a role to define how our elderly are being taken care of in Hougang."
Mr Choo resumed his campaigning on Friday with house visits.
He said there can never be too many young MPs, with each bringing a different perspective.
He added that if elected, his most pressing issue is to ensure that basic amenities in Hougang are taken care of, such as having covered walkways.
Mr Choo said his vision for Hougang is a multicultural one - not one that is only for the Chinese or Teochew community.
Hougang has a high proportion of Teochews among its residents.
Mr Choo said he hopes to organise more activities that'll involve residents of all ages and races.