MP Low Yen Ling Gets Her Hands Dirty Over Pipe Leak, Wins Netizens’ Praise


Bukit Batok MP’s Actions Lauded On Social Media

Sharing good deeds on social media is a risky thing. Sometimes it pays off, while other times you get accused of self-promotion instead. For if you do good deeds and then post about it on social media, are you truly devoted to the welfare of others?

In the case of Ms Low Yen Ling, an MP of Chua Chu Kang GRC and Mayor of the South West Community Development Council, what she did resulted in a largely positive outcome for her.


Troubled Waters

From the pristine photo above, one might think that Ms Low would be a whiter-than-white MP not used to the grittier side of community service.

But you would be wrong to think so, apparently. For Ms Low, whose Bukit Gombak ward is part of Chua Chu Kang GRC, was seen squatting by a drain with engineers trying to resolve a pipeline leak that caused grief to residents.


On Monday (July 10), taps in the area spewed brown water due to the leak, which led PUB officers to work through the night to flush discoloured water out of the pipelines to resolve the issue.

And of course, Ms Low subsequently shared what had transpired on her Facebook profile.

Applause From Netizens

Rather than question whether Ms Low was sharing the incident on Facebook for self-gain, the netizens who commented on the post largely seemed to believe that Ms Low, who is also Senior Parliamentary Secretary at the Ministry of Trade and Industry and Ministry of Education, was genuinely helping residents.

Those who posted on her Facebook post were quick to commend her hands-on efforts:



The positive reception underlies Ms Low’s popularity among citizens.

Maybe it’s because she seems to have an affinity for taking “wefies” with young people?



Good Deeds Speak For Themselves

While most would assume that the broadcasting of one’s good deeds online simply serves to make one look good, it’s refreshing for once to witness a lack of this cynical assumption among netizens.

After all, such selfless acts have been proven to inspire others to do the same.

At the end of the day, what truly matters is that your heart is in the right place, and the good work you do will speak for you.

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