Sunday, September 18, 2011

Dr Ong Chit Chung

This afternoon, television, Channel 8 showed a documentary showing Dr Ong Chit Chung, and his family.

In case you don't know about him, Dr Ong was a Member of Parliament for Jurong GRC, which is the place im staying. 

Quoted from an article from ST:
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Dr Ong, a five-term MP, was very diligent about his Meet-The-People sessions, said Mr Chan Wee Lee, a Jurong town council manager in charge of Bukit Batok since 2001. 

'He'd make sure he saw all the residents personally. He'd come around 8pm and go home around midnight,' said Mr Chan, 41.

Like the other grassroots leaders, he ticked off a list of projects Dr Ong had implemented for his constituents.

In 2001, he introduced free daily dinners for about 100 needy people.

He started a bursary scheme for about 200 to 300 students from lower-income families who did not qualify for Edusave bursaries. which give $150 to $400 to students with good grades from lower-income homes.

Last year, he had 10 plasma TV sets, each 43-inch wide, installed at senior citizen's corners.

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However he passed away peacefully at home on July 14, 2008.
He was 59 years old.
He contributed a lot in making Bukit Batok, the place i am staying now, so well maintained.
And came up with the idea of having a large screen projector whereby residents of this area can enjoy a movie night together, under the moonlight.

According to mum, during a house visiting session, he actually came into our house and talked to us, i had not much memories of this, but seeing him at a few events within the neighbourhood.. to me, he was a humble and helpful man.

This was further confirmed from the aunties and uncles whom Dr Ong helped when he was the MP. 

One mentioned he was very friendly.
The other said he was so helpful, and very "people-oriented"

Great man. 

And it has been 3 years, since you left this world. 

This is just a post to remind ourself :
Life is short, and unpredictable. Live everyday happily. 

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