Pride (in the name of love).

Goh Meng Seng.

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.

Goh Meng Seng


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Laremy Lee

A versatile educator, writer and editor, Laremy Lee (李庭辉) has the uncanny knack of being one of the few among his generation in Singapore who crafts compelling stories in different genres.

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