Workers’ Party’s Yee Jenn Jong is a sad, sad man now that his Joo Chiat SMC is no more
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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:
He later followed up with this:
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”:
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