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Chitchat Why Jamus Lim join Workers' Party ?

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Jamus makes a new friend. :tongue:

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Jamus went to Penang. :cool:

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The previous week, Chua Kheng Wee 蔡庆威 and I joined residents of #SengkangGRC for a three-day trip to Penang. The city—part of the former Straits Settlements—shares many similarities to Singapore; in addition to its island geography and colonial history, it also features high urban densities (with a plurality Chinese population) and places an emphasis on developing its human capital. It is also one of the places where there is a sizable Peranakan population, which is my own heritage.Some older of the older travelers in our group (including my Mom) tell me that the Penang of today reminds them of Singapore from a few decades ago. It’s certainly true that development has been comparatively slower for our cousins further north. But while incomes are lower, the town retains some of its charms from an earlier era. And parts of downtown area have evolved to embody a bohemian vibe and coffeeshop culture, which I personally appreciate. The hawker fare, in particular, is excellent, as I’m sure many who have been to the island will attest. #TeamSengkang

 

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Jamus ramped up the frequency of house visits. :wink::eek::biggrin:

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This past week, we ramped up the frequency of our #TeamSengkang house visits, which allowed us to close out at 333C, along with wrapping up 333A and 339A #Anchorvale. We were also able to do our estate walk at the Harvest, Vista, and Village clusters, which we bundled with several refueling stops at the newly-opened Village complex.
Some of the folks we met were those that had previously come by our #SengkangGRC meet-the-people sessions, and whom we had tried to help in one way or another. Of course, there is little guarantee that the cases we assist with succeed. But some do, either because the outcomes are more within our control (some short-term financial assistance, or the matter is something that our volunteers can assist with directly), or because the nature of the appeal is somewhat more amenable to additional consideration by government agencies (for these, we usually try to give an assessment of the chances of success, based on our experience).
And when that occurs, it is especially gratifying, because many people only come to the MP as a last resort. We’ve had residents who share heartbreaking stories of being at the end of their rope, for whom we were able to provide some temporary relief. We’ve had those that have resigned themselves to a situation of prolonged hardship, for which we were able to offer some light at the end of the tunnel. And we’ve had those who are just simply grateful that there was someone out there to lend them comfort and support.
Sometimes I’m asked why I would choose to do what I do. Usually, I am reminded of these little stories. These aren’t earth-shattering ideas for policy reform, or timely interventions in Parliament. Nor are they dramatic organized events that involve hundreds or thousands of people. Rather, it is the folks for whose lives I’ve been able to make a small difference, one person at a time.

 

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Jamus Lim

2 July at 08:06 ·


The Workers' Party

2 July at 01:58 ·
In his speech on the ACRA (Amendments) Bill, MP Jamus Lim spoke about the importance of balancing the ease of doing business against sound corporate regulation, to avoid brand Singapore becoming known as a permissive place for illicit activity.
He warned that we have to be scrupulous in avoiding “Singapore-Washing,” where foreign actors take advantage of our simple registration processes and global reputation for incorruptibility to incorporate fronts for dubious business activities.
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Jamus is on the last lap of his house visits. :wink:

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7 July at 14:38 ·
It has taken a good while, but #TeamSengkang is (finally!) at the last lap of our door-to-door house visits. Because we randomize the precincts we visit each week, we are now left with exactly one block remaining for each of the various clusters in #Anchorvale and the parts of #Compassvale that I oversee. Our plan is to visit these final blocks in the weeks ahead.
We are aware that we haven’t generally announced which block we intend to visit in the past. This was both to give us flexibility in how fast we progress—as I’ve shared before, we like to give residents as much time as they’d like for our interactions—and because it also allows us to do a surprise check on the maintenance and cleaning standards of the block. But we acknowledge that this could also result in some residents inadvertently missing our visit as a result.
For this final sweep, then, we will do our house visits slightly earlier in the evening, before setting up at the cluster’s multipurpose hall for the rest of the night. We will announce these engagement sessions in advance, starting with what you see below (the information will also be posted in the respective lift notice boards). So if you’d like to catch up, please feel free to swing by! We’ll also have town council staff joining us, in case you’ve a municipal matter you’d like addressed.
Postscript: If you reside in one of the condominiums around #Anchorvale or #Compassvale, unfortunately, we are only able to visit when the condo board approves the visit. But we’re always open to coming by, if there is interest! If so, please get in touch directly via email ([email protected]) or the WhatsApp hotline (80300032). Alternatively, you’re also welcome to come by the event at the cluster closest to you.
Post-postscript: Rather than branding these sessions with a formal name, we’ve decided to go with “WCYH.” I’ll let folks decide for themselves what this abbreviation might actually mean….
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Jamus visits family in the United States. :thumbsup:

Jamus Lim

9 July at 18:04 ·
One of the things that parents are often told by their elders is to cherish the moments with your children, because they flitter by so fast. Of course, while we’re in the thick of things, it’s tempting to just run with the hustle and bustle of daily life: school and work, with moments between occupied by supplemental classes and scheduled events. We sometimes forget to take a break.
My wife and daughter recently headed out to the United States, to visit family. I joined them briefly, at the tail end of the trip. For us, holidays don’t usually entail seeing sights or marking checklists of things to do. Rather, we prefer to just enjoy each other, going about the simpler things in life: cooking and sharing a meal together, watching the kids spend time at the pool or in the park, and going on walks while catching up. Since our time there also coincided with July 4th, we also got to watch some Independence Day fireworks, which are celebrated in just about every town, large and small (we were in a small one).
It was an exceedingly short trip (at least for me), but I’m happy to have spent some time with them, amidst an otherwise busy period. We write our family stories in our own unique ways. Still, I believe that it’s important to consciously carve out time, among our hectic lives, to build those moments and memories, for the things that matter most.







 
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