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New MP Louis Ng: 'I won’t be an MP for at least once a month'

Mr Louis Ng a new Member of Parliament for Nee Soon GRC.

But in the coming months, he will also be a taxi driver, policeman and coffee shop assistant, albeit each for just a day.

The animal rights activist will be putting aside his MP duties at least once a month to try a different occupation.

He wrote on Facebook: "To really understand and really see what's happening on the ground and to be able to make a difference, I want to gain some first-hand experience.​"

Mr Ng added: "I'm really looking forward to doing this, gaining more experience and also use these experiences to help draft my questions in Parliament and help improve policies in Singapore."

 

 

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Online reactions to his post have largely been positive, with many expressing support for his idea.

Facebook user Peter Teo wrote: "Great. The first time an MP is doing this. Proud to be a resident of Nee Soon GRC."

Another user, Christopher Andrew Sin, wrote: "Good idea. Support. All thumbs and hands up."

Some of the occupations Mr Ng plans to try:

  • Healthcare worker
  • Town Council cleaner
  • Taxi driver
  • Policeman
  • Coffee shop assistant
  • Wildlife rescue officer
  • Secondary school student

And dare we suggest some he might want to consider as well?

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