Sin Boon Ann to step in as Second Advisor at Tampines GRO while Heng recovers

SINGAPORE - Former Member of Parliament (MP) for Tampines Central Sin Boon Ann will be joining the Tampines Central Grassroots Organisation (GRO) as Second Advisor while Heng Swee Keat recovers from a stroke.

Mr Sin and the other Tampines GRC MPs made the announcement on Facebook on Saturday (May 14) night.

"I will be stepping up as Second Advisor to Tampines Central Grassroots Organisation while Mr Heng is recovering from his stroke," Mr Sin wrote.

"While our prayers and thoughts for a speedy recovery are with him at this time, our utmost priority must surely be the welfare and well being of the residents. There should not be any disruption in attending to their needs," he added.

Tampines GRC MPs Mr Baey Yam Keng, Mr Masagos Zulkifli, Mr Desmond Choo and Ms Cheng Li Hui said in a joint letter that Mr Sin had contacted the team after hearing of Mr Heng's stroke and offered to help.

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"Given Mr Sin's experience and deep bonds with the grassroots organisations in the division, we thought it would be useful to appoint him as 2nd Adviser to the GROs," they said in the letter.

Mr Sin will start working as Second Advisor from Monday (May 16).