Ms Carissa Chua, took to Facebook to state her unhappiness which she felt let down on two occasions by Murali Pillai, who was her MP in Bukit Batok.
She stated in her post that she had met him at a Meet the People Session to make an appeal to purchase a flat so that she could stay together with her elderly aunt and her ageing parents who were not married.
She added that her parents do not have sufficient income and CPF due to their age and they lost their flats due to retrenchment and some bad decisions in the past. But the response she received from Pillai, shifted the blame to her parents instead for, “for not planning properly” and for putting her in such a situation.
Chua described how she was “close to tears” at that point and “tried to beg him to hear me out”. His response to her was to “get married, as that was the only solution”, wrote Chua.
“Nothing was done weeks after the fire, and we had to constantly reach out to the town council to follow up on the painting of the walls,” said Chua, adding that “more than half a year later, and my pipe is still leaking.”
In a Facebook post on Sunday (June 28), Pillai acknowledged that the events described at the MPS had “occurred some years back”.
Pillai said he reached out to Chua yesterday to understand her current situation and how he can help.
“I assured her that she need not change her opinion of me,” wrote Pillai.
“I am glad that she has given me the opportunity to assist her. We also mutually agreed to keep the details of her case confidential,” Pillai added.