SINGAPORE - It has been a day since Mr Michael Palmer resigned from all positions in politics, including his post as Member of Parliament for Punggol East Single Member Constituency (SMC).
And his interim replacement in the ward, Minister of State for Trade and Industry Teo Ser Luck, has wasted no time in addressing the needs of residents in the constituency.
Speaking to My Paper yesterday, Mr Teo said that his work as a "stand-in" had taken effect immediately and that he had cancelled his planned leave to see to his fresh duties.
He has spent time in Punggol East over the last two days, attending meetings with grassroots organisations, on top of carrying on with work at Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC.
On his plans, he said: "There are some ongoing projects and key issues among the residents that need to be addressed.
"Residents of Punggol East have been asking about how things will proceed, especially regarding the issues they had brought up with Mr Palmer."
He intends to follow up on outstanding cases involving residents - some of whom have already sent him e-mail messages - and address what is "most important to them" as soon as possible.
Mr Teo said he was "very touched" by the encouragement he received from Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC residents during a brief visit there yesterday.
He said: "They (residents) told me to take care of myself as they knew I was very busy."
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