Yes, I am selling my flat to raise some funds for my campaign. As the leader of the party and the Tampines team, I need to build up my war chest in preparation for the eventual battle.
I am able to do this … because my wife and daughter are working and studying in Hong Kong and I am taking care of my aged mother … by staying with her now. Most importantly, I am fortunate to have a very understanding and supportive wife.
Freedom is not free. Pursuing Freedom and providing others the freedom of choice is not free. Some have asked me why don’t I just take a personal loan. I don’t like to have too many liabilities in life.
On the other hand, selling my flat may serve me well. If I lose, so be it. Maybe by then, it would be much easier for me to join my family in Hong Kong to start [a]fresh… .
If I win, I would be able to buy a flat in Tampines and become the Full Time MP there. Things will have to be rearranged in either outcomes.
I think the most important thing is for people to realize that politics is about public service; not just opposition politics, but it is expected of the ruling party politicians as well.
Public service may mean sacrifices on both financial as well as family time.