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Murali unveils PAP's manifesto for Bukit Batok

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The People's Action Party's (PAP) candidate for the Bukit Batok by-election, Murali Pillai, unveiled the party's manifesto for the constituency on Tuesday, the eve of Nomination Day.

THE People's Action Party's (PAP) candidate for the Bukit Batok by-election, Murali Pillai, unveiled the party's manifesto for the constituency on Tuesday, the eve of Nomination Day.

He announced plans to set up a healthcare co-operative for the elderly to reduce costs of certain consumables, and to help them understand medical advice and stay healthy.

The 48-year-old lawyer also wants to roll out a job placement programme to help residents who are out of work, as well as establish a pool of volunteers to mentor children from low-income families.

The Bukit Batok ward will also get an extra senior care centre, and a scheme to take regular care of low-income elderly residents who live alone.

"If I am elected, I will put my heart and soul into taking care of Bukit Batok. Bukit Batok will always come first. I will also use my experience as a lawyer, for the benefit of Bukit Batok residents, and continue the legal clinic I started 15 years ago," he said.

Mr Murali's main opponent at the upcoming by-election on May 7 is likely to be Singapore Democratic Party secretary-general Chee Soon Juan.