SINGAPORE: Following a severe cardiac episode and two subsequent angioplasty procedures, Aljunied GRC Member of Parliament and Workers’ Party (WP) vice-chairman Mr Faisal Manap has made his much-anticipated return to his MP duties.
He was back in action on Wednesday, attending a Meet-The-People Session in the Kaki Bukit Division, after six weeks of hospitalization and recovery.
The Workers’ Party announced on Thursday via their official Facebook page that Mr Faisal, 48, is “revitalised and is prepared to resume his duties.”
This announcement comes after he was urgently admitted to the hospital on the night of 24th July due to his cardiac condition. He remained conscious and stable throughout his intensive care stay, with the nation holding its collective breath.
During his medical hiatus, fellow WP MPs, including former MPs Low Thia Khiang, Png Eng Huat, and Lee Li Lian, stepped up, covering his responsibilities and ensuring that the needs of the residents were met.
Of particular note was Png Eng Huat, former MP for Hougang SMC and current member of the WP’s central executive committee. He seamlessly took over Mr Faisal’s Meet-The-People Sessions, a role he was well-prepared for, having previously served as Mr Faisal’s legislative assistant after the 2011 General Election.
Mr Faisal, who has been serving as an Aljunied GRC MP since 2011, expressed profound gratitude to everyone who sent their well-wishes, concerns, and prayers during his recovery period.