Singapore People's Party (SPP) chairman Jose Raymond has a simple message for anyone in Potong Pasir who may need his help -- just message him directly.
In a video released on Apr. 11, SPP's likely candidate for Potong Pasir single member constituency (SMC) said:
"I may not be able to knock on doors at this point, but you do know that I'm always reachable, either by Whatsapp or through a private message on my Facebook page.
If you need any help, and if there's anything which we can do to help you, please just drop me a line, and we will get our neighbours and our neighbourhood network to help you out in Potong Pasir where, if you need help."
Raymond called for people to "please stay at home", unless they need to get groceries.
Support the elderly
He also highlighted that Potong Pasir in particular has many elderly people who live alone. Added Raymond:
"Do remember to look out for them, and ensure that they too get the support they need during these trying times."
Raymond has earlier stated publicly that he intends to campaign in Potong Pasir in the next general election.
You can see the full video below:
Change of plans for political parties
The Covid-19 outbreak and the government's strict circuit breaker and safe distancing measures have seen a change in the traditional outreach activities of politicians.
The Workers' Party (WP) announced on Apr. 9 that it suspended its Meet-the-People Sessions after instruction from the National Environment Agency (NEA), although they remain contactable by email and by phone.
People's Action Party (PAP) Members of Parliament like Seah Kian Peng also announced the suspension of face-to-face meetings, and asked residents to get in touch by email or by phone.
Top image from Jose Raymond's YouTube channel.