Paid last respects to Christopher Neo


Link : StraitsTimes : National Solidarity Party veteran Christopher Neo dies of heart attack

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Paid last respects to Christopher Neo this morning, before the last rites. He left us early, at 49.

He led the NSP team in Jurong GRC in GE2011, and fought admirably. I regarded him well – he had an unassuming style, and was concerned for poorer citizens.

His wife Amy told me about the four wonderful kids he had left her with. They always helped each other. The eldest, doing her O-levels soon, helped the second girl; the second helped the third girl; the third played with the little boy aged 4. The girls were doing well in school.

His parents were elderly but sturdy. They were Chinese-educated, but spoke with me in English. Christopher left many siblings. His elder sister had been with him from his first GE in 1997 as his Election Agent, and we chatted about meeting at last year’s GE in Jurong. Christopher had taken after his father, who contested in the 1963 General Elections with the Singapore Alliance party, more than three decades earlier. Christopher contested in four GEs. He had stamina.

Every river, whichever its path, winds its way safe to sea.

Rest in peace, Christopher Neo.

Profile Picture   Tharman Shanmugaratnam

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Shocked and sad to learn of the passing of Christopher Neo of NSP. I have seen him a few times in Jurong during the last GE.

He was a respectable politician with a sincere demeanour.

He was hard working as we would usually find him leading NSP’s visits to Jurong.

May him rest in peace.

  Grace Fu

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