Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob said on Wednesday that each MP should speak up on their own area of concern, and that she believes PAP candidate Koh Poh Koon would do so with passion and rigour.
She said: "Every Member of Parliament who is elected is expected to do their job vigorously to pursue what (they are) most passionate about, to bring about a difference to the lives of Singaporeans.
"I'm really confident that once Poh Koon is elected as a Member of Parliament, he will pursue those issues with rigour and with great passion because he is a man that believes strongly in those issues, whether it is elderly, whether is the poor, whether it is families and children."
When asked, Madam Halimah did not want to comment directly on WP's performance in Parliament, a topic that has been raised at several rallies so far. She did, however, address the WP claim that the Government was not doing enough to help the elderly
She said that in her time at the former Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports, the Government had put in place many
measures to enable the elderly to continue to live in their homes and familiar surroundings.
On the WP raising a controversy over town council management matters, Madam Halimah noted that the Prime Minister has already called for a review.
Madam Halimah was speaking to reporters after joining Dr Koh Poh Koon on a walkabout. She observed that he has connected well with residents in a short span of time.