PAP’s ‘online warrior’ Sear Hock Rong awarded ‘Youth Medal’
Posted by temasektimes on April 29, 2012
Controversial PAP ‘online warrior’ and grassroots leader Sear Hock Rong has been awarded the party’s ‘Youth Medal’ in recognition for his efforts in putting the PAP in cyberspace.
Mr Sear is one of the younger leaders of the PAP and is the Chairman of PAP Eunos branch. Two years ago, he was accused by netizens of using his position as a grassroots leader to benefit his business in funeral blankets, a charge which he denied strenuously.
In an interview with the PAP newsletter PETIR, Mr Sear recalled the ‘dark’ days:
“Support from family and friends helped me stay strong against allegations and attacks. They know what kind of person I am.”
After receiving the award from party Chairman Khaw Boon Wan, Mr Sear urged fellow PAP members to forge greater loyalty to the Party:
“Go out and have fun. Stick to facts and don’t take things to heart. On the internet, everyone is entitled to his views.”