According to news media, 55 year-old Mr Danny Loh Chong Meng, formerly the secretary of the Aljunied Hougang Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC) run by the Workers’ Party, has died after he suffered an accidental fall in Japan last Monday, 27th June.
His body was flown back to Singapore. His wake in Yishun will begin on Saturday and his body will be cremated on Tuesday.
AHPETC chairwoman Sylvia LIm has expressed her condolences to Mr Loh’s family in a media statement today:
She wrote: “We are deeply saddened by the sudden loss of Mr Danny Loh. Danny was the Secretary of the Town Council (TC) for the first four years of its operation. The TC and FM Solutions and Services Pte Ltd (FMSS) faced many challenges together. I worked closely with Danny since 2011. He was an unassuming man, who had the courage of his convictions. We shall miss him.”
Mr Loh and his wife of some three decades, Ms How, are long-time WP supporters. The couple cut their teeth in estate management at the former Hougang Town Council, working for WP chief Low Thia Khiang since the 1990s, with Mr Loh providing lift maintenance and rescue services. The couple formed FMSS, where both are majority owners, shortly after the WP won Aljunied GRC at the 2011 General Election.
Mr Loh is also the owner of FM Solutions and Integrated Services (FMSI), a contractor AHPETC had hired to provide lift maintenance and rescue services.
However, the WP will run AHPETC on its own from this month, after a tender it held last November did not attract a single bid, even from FMSS.