Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen, who is also the MP for Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC gave a CNY dinner to his residents on Saturday (28 Feb).

Special stage performances were also included, treating some 1,300 residents.

Dr Ng also used the occasion to speak to his residents about development plans for Toa Payoh over the next 10 years.

He said residents can look forward to better transportation and more recreational facilities. More upgrading plans are also in the pipeline, with the town council playing its part to take good care of the estate.

Commenting that PAP is a good government, he told the residents, “You can see with your own eyes how we build up this town, how we use the resources responsibly and how we make sure that your money is put to good use for your good – that is what good government is.”

Meanwhile, in Bedok and Braddell Heights, some $250,000 worth of daily essentials were given out to needy residents yesterday (1 Mar). It was said to be part of a “community initiative”.

NTUC FairPrice and Abbott partnered with grassroots organisations in both constituencies to donate essentials such as oil, canned food and milk to some 5,000 residents.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office Lim Swee Say distributed the items to the residents, who included the needy, seniors and people with disabilities.

Braddell Heights is a ward under Marine Parade GRC. Its MP is Mr Seah Kian Peng, who is also the CEO of NTUC FairPrice.

Bedok, on the other hand, is a ward under East Coast GRC. Its MP is Mr Lim Swee Say, who is the secretary-general of NTUC.

It’s not known of the $250,000, how much did NTUC FairPrice sponsor to donate the grocery essentials to the residents of Bedok and Braddell Heights.

It’s also not known if Mr Lim and Mr Seah, as part of the senior management of NTUC, make any direct decisions to get NTUC FairPrice to sponsor goods for residents in their respective wards.

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