WRITER OF THE WEEK

David Kwok: Keeping an eye on government agencies and statutory boards

Mr David Kwok Ng Kan with his grandson Royce. He says he writes on municipal matters so that the authorities can address the problems and solve them at the ground level. -- PHOTO: COURTESY OF DAVID KWOK NG KAN
Mr David Kwok Ng Kan with his grandson Royce. He says he writes on municipal matters so that the authorities can address the problems and solve them at the ground level. -- PHOTO: COURTESY OF DAVID KWOK NG KAN

WHO: David Kwok Ng Kan, 64, retiree.

MY FAMILY: Married with a son, Kelvin, 36, and a grandson, Royce, who is 17 months old.

MY HOME: A three-room flat in Tanjong Pagar.

MY PASSIONS: Swimming and walking. I am also a grassroots leader, doing volunteer and community work.

I FIRST STARTED WRITING TO THE FORUM PAGE...: In the 80s when I was working with a statutory board.

WHAT I WRITE ABOUT: Mostly on municipal matters so that the authorities can address the problems and solve them at the ground level.

WHY I WRITE: I write because The Straits Times Forum Page is an effective platform where problems can be put forward and picked up by the proper authorities and government agencies.

I READ THE FORUM PAGE BECAUSE...: It is the best way I can see how government agencies and statutory boards handle problems.

MY WISH FOR SINGAPORE: I wish to see more assistance and attention given to senior citizens and the poor, as well as more help for those who have fallen through the cracks. I also wish for more incentives to be given to married couples to start families so as to boost the population of Singapore.