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PM Lee: WP still has not given Singaporeans a proper account of what happened

Posted by temasektimes on May 9, 2012

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has advised President Tony Tan to issue the Writ of Election this morning in Hougang though there is no fixed time-frame for him to do so, he revealed in a posting on his Facebook.

The by-election will be held on 26 May. Nomination for Hougang by-election has been fixed on 16 May and Serangoon Junior College will be the nomination centre. Polling Day for the by-election is not a public holiday.

In his posting, PM Lee said the Government has worked hard together with Singa­poreans to implement its programme to build an inclusive Singapore, and improve the lives of all over the past one year.

“We set the broad directions when Parliament opened last October. In the Budget in February we followed up with effective schemes to help the poor, the elderly and the disabled. We are also upgrading our companies’ and workers’ skills, so that our economy can grow and Singaporeans can improve their incomes year by year.”

He also took a swipe at the Workers Party for not coming clean with Singaporeans on the sordid extra-marital affairs which its members are accused of being embroiled in.

“In January this year, news surfaced of personal indiscretions by Mr Yaw Shin Leong, the Workers’ Party (WP) Member of Parliament for Hougang constituency. The WP first kept totally silent, then supported Mr Yaw, and then three weeks later suddenly expelled him from the party. Until now the WP has not given Singa­poreans a full and proper account of what happened, or why it acted in this way.”

Mr Yaw allegedly slept with two prominent female leaders of the Workers Party who contested in the last General Election. It is not known if there is any more ‘hanky-panky’ going on within the party.

PM Lee ended his message by calling on Hougang residents to elect the best candidate with commitment and integrity:

“The by-election will give Hougang residents the chance to elect a new MP to serve them. I encourage Hougang voters to use this opportunity wisely, to elect the best candidate with commitment and integrity: someone they can rely upon to express their hopes and concerns, address their needs, and make a real difference to their lives.” (read more here)

During an election rally in Hougang last year, WP Chief Low Thia Kiang promised Hougang residents that they will never be ‘abandoned’ by WP. Less than a year later, Hougang is left without a MP and its residents have to be taken care of by PAP grassroots leader Desmond Choo instead.

To learn more about Mr Choo, please visit his Facebook page here.


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20 Responses to “PM Lee: WP still has not given Singaporeans a proper account of what happened”

  1. seX pisToLs said

    is PM speech a copy and paste?

    “We set the broad directions when Parliament opened last October. In the Budget in February we followed up with effective schemes to help the poor, the elderly and the disabled. We are also upgrading our companies’ and workers’ skills, so that our economy can grow and Singaporeans can improve their incomes year by year.”

    heloo… Mr. Lee, for Singaporeans or purely for PRCs?

  2. Stirrer said

    So the flinging begins… Haiz…
    How about all the unaccountable actions and all that?

  3. Singaporean said

    Temasek Times seem to support PAP more than an opposition WP.
    I wonder why is this so?

  4. hachoiji said

    Another classic case of a kettle calling a pot black.

  5. The Gardener said

    LHL. You are a real pot calling the kettle black. You Suck.

  6. Sgian said

    it’s really ironic and hypocritical how TR can be so critical with the ruling government and PAP yet so biase against WP while praising PAP’s Desmond Choo.

  7. Bloodsuckers said

    Please lah…. you think you are a saint meh, Fancy calling the pot calling the kettle black. You take a cheap swipe???

    Solve your own problems first… be accountable to us with your so called million dollars failed policies first before you take such cheap swipe at anyone…


  8. alexa said

    Mr.LEE i think you should reflect on ypurself and your MP’s before you criticize others. WP let down his own people but you and your PAP let down the whole people of Singapore.

  9. jaded said

    the cheek of him, if you want to count the number of things that the pappies did not give a full and complete account for, use all your fingers and toes also not enough

  10. HG said

    What a load of crap. You can explain until the cow comes home and this idiotic PM will not hear. He only hears what he wants to hear – thats why he has so many yes men around.

    What about all the questions that singaporeans has been demanding him to answer which he seemed to not hear. He is really the worse PM ever.

  11. Never Mind What They Think said

    Why is LHL behaving like an old woman – always harping on the three weeks taken by WP? Does Yaw not deserve time to set his affairs in order? Does LHL expect instant justice – like those handed down by his courts which have been stripped of juries?

    Why should WP not keep quiet at first? Don’t they have to understand the situation first? Does the PAP respond instantly to all charges?

    WP supported Yaw – probably because Yaw told them he was clean. This kind of faith and trust is missing in PAP and the govt. The party at fault might have been Yaw.

    They finally expelled Yaw – when he failed to account properly for everything. Is that not proper? Would the PAP not do the same if it was them?

    Everything the WP did was reasonable and understandable. Why does LHL have to “gutterize” all their actions? Does he have to stoop that low?

    We know he is not a shining example of broad-shouldered manliness, appearance or otherwise – but this is going too far.

  12. Chao Wei said

    So what does he want wp to do? Expose his private life? Belittle him? Exile him from Singapore? Make known to everyone in the world that he has made a grave mistake? Seriously…

  13. Stirrer said

    You have not given any accountability of someone’s losses in Temasek inc either????????????? Take a look at the fucking mirror.

  14. Singaporean said

    To put PAP above of any opposition party (including WP) sucks!
    Temasek Times, I think you owe Singaporeans a proper account of what is happening as well!

  15. kangaroo logic said

    PM Lee, about time you realise you are truly the laughing stock amongst the 40% and very likely the figure has been exceeded. Don’t talk so big, I know you have no bloody guts, otherwise let’s have a reputable external agency do a poll to determine how you have been fairing as PM.

    Instead of taking cheap swipes at the WP, you should instruct Shanmugam to lecture Hougang voters, impress upon them not to make the same mistake of supporting another horny chap like YawSL…..

  16. Ken Lee said

    So PAP, have given Singaporeans a proper account !!!

  17. sibei DL said

    he asked for accountability for YSL issue, where are all the accountability the gov owe us, be it temasek or GIC losses, immigration issue, surge in HDB prices etc?

  18. concerned sporean said

    PM asked hougang voters to vote someone with commitments. Pls tell us which PAP Mp got the guts to speak up for sporeans, so many issues affecting the whole nation. So what type of commitments is his refering??? YES commitment to PAP is this what he meant?????

  19. Jerome said

    A bit side track ah , but i buay tahan must post.

    This picture… reminds me of this video….

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