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Besides Ong, Janil Puthucheary who was moved from East Coast GRC last month to help out at MP Charles Chong's Punggol Central ward, was just as creative with the gainsaying, "Honestly, I have no idea." Another NTUC man, Ang Hin Kee, just appointed the PAP branch chairmanship of the Seletar-Cheng San ward in Ang Mo Kio GRC, a post almost always held by the PAP MP or candidate in the ward, also decided to act blur-as-sotong, "Only PM knows."
One would think potential candidates looking forward to be of service to the electorate would proudly and forthrightly declare their credentials to the people, so as to win their confidence and votes. Not hide behind innuendos and the protection of the established clique in power. But if this sample of the 240 potential candidates invited for "tea" sessions is anything to go by, they look like another batch of colourless apple polishers, specialising in puckering up to bless somebody's derrière. Frankly speaking, a taxi driver would make a better, and believable, election candidate. At least he's closer to the ground than these anointed effete.