SINGAPORE: The Workers’ Party(WP) community was plunged into mourning as news broke of the passing of Mr Lam Cheng Hai, a dedicated volunteer who had long been an integral part of the party’s efforts.
Mr Louis Chua Kheng Wee, Member of Parliament for Sengkang GRC, and WP’s Former Punggol East MP Lee Li Lian, shared the somber news on social media on Wednesday (13 Sept), expressing their heartfelt condolences.
“Saddened to hear of the passing of long-time supporter and volunteer, Mr Lam,” wrote Mr. Chua.
‘One of the most passionate volunteers in the Sengkang team’
“Mr Lam has always been one of the most passionate volunteers in the Sengkang team, and he has been active in the community since former Punggol East MP Lee Li Lian’s time. ”
“Unassuming, hardworking, and with an unwavering dedication to the cause, he exemplifies in many ways what it means to walk with the WP.”
Mr Lam’s commitment to the Workers’ Party was remarkable, as he tirelessly supported their efforts, even in his later years.
Prior to the General Election of 2020, he was a steadfast presence during ground activities, joining door-to-door house visits around the estate.
Despite being in his 60s at the time, Mr Lam’s energy and enthusiasm were often noted as being higher than many of the younger volunteers.
Recalling those days, Mr. Chua fondly reminisced, “I still remember fondly the days when we would take a short break, catching up on each other’s life at the void deck or playground after completing the day’s round of house visit.”
According to Mr Chua, in recent times, Mr Lam faced health challenges, but this did not deter him from supporting the party in various ways.
He remained keen to participate in activities whenever possible, even going the extra mile by bringing bags of soft toys to distribute to children during a recent National Day celebration.
Mr. Chua concluded his post with a heartfelt farewell, saying, “一路走好, Mr Lam… thank you for always being there for us, and we will miss you dearly.”
Former Punggol East MP Lee Li Lian remembering Mr Lam: a dear mentor and inspiration
Former Punggol East MP Lee Li Lian took to social media to express her heartfelt condolences as well.
She shared her grief on Instagram, describing Mr Lam as not only a fellow volunteer but also a dear mentor who had a profound impact on her and the party’s cause.
She shared that It was with great sadness when she attended his wake earlier on, together with some volunteers and former WP Chief Mr Low Thia Khiang, whom according to Mr Lam’s daughter, he respected a lot, but it was also with immense gratitude that she remember the incredible impact he had on our cause and on me personally.
Lee Li Lian remarked, “Mr Lam was not just a core member of the Sengkang and former Punggol East SMC Team, he was a guiding light in my political journey. His dedication knew no bounds, and his unwavering commitment to our political party was a source of inspiration for me.”
She highlighted Mr Lam’s unwavering belief in her, saying, “Mr Lam believed in me when I doubted myself and encouraged me to strive for excellence in our shared mission. His passion, kindness, and unwavering support will forever be etched in my heart.”
Lee Li Lian concluded her tribute by celebrating Mr Lam’s remarkable life and legacy, assuring that his spirit would always be with them, and his contributions to their political cause and personal growth would never be forgotten.