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Workers’ Party’s Yee Jenn Jong is a sad, sad man now that his Joo Chiat SMC is no more

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Belmont Lay | July 24, 2015 @ 04:00 pm

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Workers’ Party’s Yee Jenn Jong, a Non-constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP), has expressed his sadness following news that Joo Chiat SMC is no more.

This after the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee has recommended the redrawing of electoral boundaries for the upcoming election that will see Marine Parade GRC absorb Joo Chiat SMC and spitting out MacPherson SMC.

Yee contested in the Joo Chiat Single Member Constituency (Joo Chiat SMC) against Charles Chong from the People’s Action Party in 2011, his first foray into parliamentary politics.

He lost marginally with 48.99% of the votes.

This showing made him the second best loser and was entitled to an NCMP position in parliament.

Here is his first Facebook post, whereby his lunch was interrupted by the bad news:

Having a long and lousy lunch in one of my favourite coffeeshops in the middle of Joo Chiat SMC, and that’s not because the food is bad. Been reading a nasty report.

Posted by Yee Jenn Jong, JJ (余振忠) on Thursday, July 23, 2015

 

He later followed up with this:

I am highly, highly and absolutely disappointed with the report. There is no clear justification for the changes. With…

Posted by Yee Jenn Jong, JJ (余振忠) on Friday, 24 July 2015

And after a blog named him as the “biggest loser” from this round of electoral redrawing, he gamely accepted this label, saying “one can’t be down on luck for too long”:

Of all the comments that I have read today, this one tickled me the most. I have been called one of the best losers in…

Posted by Yee Jenn Jong, JJ (余振忠) on Friday, 24 July 2015

 

Join and win a GRC JJ! You might just get that chocolate you were waiting for.

 

Related article:

Everything you need to know about the Electoral Boundaries Report in 60 seconds

MacPherson SMC is now a thing: It looks like PAP’s Tin Pei Ling has no choice but contest on her own

Bye Bye, Yaacob Ibrahim and Lui Tuck Yew’s Moulmein-Kallang GRC

5 questions you’ll have after seeing the Electoral Boundaries Report

 

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