Fri, Dec 17, 2010
Upskirt photographer stripped of medal

A GRASSROOTS leader who took upskirt photos of women will be stripped of a National Day medal given to him earlier this year.

The medal had been awarded to Danny Soo Ee Hock, a 35-year-old sales manager, for 15 years of grassroots work.

The Straits Times reported that a People's Association (PA) spokesperson said the organisation had taken steps to revoke the Public Service Medal awarded to Soo.

He has also been removed from his posts as chairman of Punggol Park Community Club Management Committee and in the Punggol South Citizens Consultative Committee.

The PA Constitution states that convicted offenders cannot hold leadership positions in grassroots organisations.

This has also led to him being removed from the People's Action Party and its youth wing, Young PAP.

It is understood that Soo continued his grassroots work with other Punggol South grassroots leaders after his arrest in July last year, with MP Teo Ser Luck being unaware of the situation.

It was only until a few months ago that he stopped appearing regularly at grassroots event.

Soo was considered to be one of the brightest stars in PA, being the youngest chairperson of a community club management committee at age 32 in 2007.

The Straits Times also reported that he had been featured in news reports as an example of new blood in grassroots ranks.

Other grassroots leaders have said that they were disappointed that Soo had engaged in criminal activities.

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