Tampines residents ask about Heng

Messages for Minister Heng Swee Keat, wriiten on a blackboard along the cycling path and footpath, near Blk 839 Tampines Street 83, on May 16 2016.
PHOTO: The Straits Times

MANY Tampines residents he meets on house visits remain concerned about Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat's condition, Environment and Water Resources Minister Masagos Zulkifli said yesterday.

They have also said they will pray for his recovery, Mr Masagos added, responding to questions from reporters on his fellow Tampines GRC MP who collapsed during a Cabinet meeting on May 12 after a stroke.

"This is the kind of society we want: people who care for someone who has done so much, dedicated his life for Singapore," he said.

Mr Heng is in stable condition in hospital in intensive care.

"The procedures and process that he has gone through have been good. But we need to give him time to recover," Mr Masagos noted.

He added that residents who want to leave their good wishes for Mr Heng can do so at the Tampines Central Community Club. It will then put the messages together and present them to him when he recovers.

Meanwhile, the remaining four MPs in Tampines GRC are taking turns to conduct his weekly meet-the-people sessions. They will also do house visits on Mr Heng's behalf and handle municipal issues.

Mr Masagos reiterated that the team is focused on ensuring Our Tampines Hub - Singapore's first integrated community facility - opens on schedule. The 5.3ha project, which will launch in stages starting from November this year, will include a hawker centre, a one-stop centre for government services, a community kitchen for seniors, and sports and retail facilities.


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