Fresh from his first by-election rally in Hougang, which had a disappointing turnout estimated at less than a thousand, PAP candidate Desmond ‘Baby Face’ Choo seemed calm.
Until he heard the reason why some of his supporters failed to turn up. Prior to the rally, he sent out a mass SMS exhorting his buddies to show up and cheer for him.
They never responded.
Shrugging it off, he went on stage to deliver his speech.
“I’m furious,” he says, showing this reporter his iPhone, “many of my buddies were too busy playing Diablo 3 to bother coming for the rally.”
One of the texts, from a friend in the banking industry, said: “Sry. Busy slaying demons now. Will catch your speech online.”