Angry WP supporter asks PM Lee if he look ‘stateman’ like and why his father is still a MP
Posted by temasektimes on May 10, 2012
An angry Workers Party supporter Roy Chan has slammed Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on his Facebook page asking him to ‘reflect’ on himself first before criticizing the Workers Party for its handling of the Yaw Shin Leong sex scandal.
PM Lee had earlier taken 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.
In a stern rebuke to PM Lee, Roy Chan expressed his personal disappointment with his statement:
“In your statement, you attributed 40% of it to petty politics, you accused WP of not giving Singaporeans “a full and proper account of what happened”, and you put the blame squarely on WP for the need for a by-election. You have conveniently and selectively forgotten or ignored the fact that WP had delivered a press conference as closure.”
[Source: PM Lee’s Facebook]
He also asked PM Lee if he looks ‘statesman-like’
“Take off your party hat for a moment and tell me if our PM looks statesman-like? Have you given Singaporeans “a full and proper account of what happened” and why you decided not to call for by-election in past cases involving PAP MPs? Has anyone explained to Tanjong Pagar residents, whom I am one, why our respectable statesman LKY should still be our MP even in his twilight years knowing full well he cannot serve us in anyway.”
Roy Chan ended by wishing the Workers Party success in winning the by-election with a stronger majority than last year.
Many political observers and media outlets have predicted an easy victory for the Workers Party including Yahoo News which has been publishing a series of articles promoting WP.