Low Thia Kiang praised WP’s ‘good’ performance in Parliament and Hougang
Posted by temasektimes on May 10, 2012
After making several empty promises to Singaporeans during the election rallies last year to ‘slap’ the ‘co-driver’ (PAP) in parliament if it ‘falls asleep’, it appears that it’s WP MPs who are sleeping in parliament instead.
Not only did they not dare to hold the PAP accountable, they don’t even bother to take the effort to prepare their parliamentary speeches with Aljunied GRC MP Pritam Singh being caught with his pants down plagiarizing an online article wholesale to be used in his speech.
Speaking to queries from the media, Low Thia Kiang heaped generous self-praise unashamedly on WP’s performance:
“I wouldn’t say very well…Of course there will be some people who think that we have not been up to par but we promised to do our best and we have done so.”
He added that the Workers Party served Hougang residents ‘well’ even without a full-time MP after its ex-MP Yaw Shin Leong was sacked from the party for his refusal to address swirling rumors about his alleged extra-marital affairs with multiple female leaders in WP.
“(I) am satisfied to say that we done our best to serve the residents of Hougang in this period of time, that’s why I am confidently saying that we have not shortchanged Hougang residents. We have served them well even without an MP,” said Mr Low, who also boasted about WP’s ‘track record’ in Hougang for “over 20 years”.
On the impact of the Yaw Shin Leong scandal on the party’s chances in Hougang, Low Thia Kiang said Hougang residents have always ‘trusted’ WP to produce ‘quality candidates’.
Yaw Shin Leong was a protege of Low whom he groomed carefully to take over him in Hougang for ten years. During an election rally in Hougang in 2011, Low promised Hougang residents that WP will never abandon them. Less than a year later, Hougang residents were left without a MP and had to be taken care by PAP grassroots leader Desmond Choo instead.