I’ll just do my best for my job: Koh Poh Koon

The People's Action Party's (PAP) Punggol East by-election candidate Koh Poh Koon has responded to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's comment about appointing him to political office. 

According to the TODAY newspaper, Dr Koh says the decision is PM Lee's prerogative.

Dr Koh said he will just do his best for his job. 

He was speaking to the media at Rivervale Mall, after visiting a low-income family earlier. 

This morning, PM Lee had said that when Dr Koh is ready and judged ready, he will be appointing him to a suitable political office. 

Mr Lee, however, said Dr Koh's first priority is to fight and win the by-election as well as the trust of the residents and to be a good Member of Parliament in Punggol East. 

Dr Koh also said it is important to engage the youth especially and to tap into their idealism and energy. 

He suggested having facilities in Punggol East for youth to congregate and to engage them in activities. 

Dr Koh also highlighted the need for safety nets for people who fall through the cracks and one way is for the community to look out for each other.