Pritam Singh quarrels with former WP Youth leader on Facebook: His conduct is ‘pathological’
Posted by temasektimes on September 5, 2012
A conversation on PM Lee’s meeting with netizens at the Istana on Facebook turned into an online spat between WP MP Pritam Singh and former WP Youth leader Andrew Loh Hong Puey.
Andrew Loh was a WP Youth leader from 2006 and 2008 before he left the party suddenly under mysterious circumstances. He is also one of the founding members of a socio-political blog which is known to be aligned to the PAP.
Pritam Singh had posted an article from an anonymous blogger expressing skepticism at PM Lee’s efforts to reach out to netizens which earn the ire of Andrew who asked if WP has been doing so as well.
In a fierce exchange, Pritam Singh asked Andrew to stop being a ‘keyboard warrior’ which drew a robust response from the latter in return:
Unable to defend himself or his party’s pathetic performance so far, Pritam Singh turned personal on his former comrade:
“Unfortunately, Andrew Loh has a particular penchant for going to after the WP. If you trace his online behaviour, the pattern is painfully apparent – his questions and modus operandi seek to “expose” the WP as an incapable party. There is nothing wrong with such an opinion per se. Absolutely not. But when you repeatedly do it – that conduct borders on pathological.”
It seems that Pritam Singh is Singapore’s supreme leader Lee Kuan Yew who once described an opposition leader as a ‘pathological liar’.
A first-term newbie MP, Pritam Singh’s performance has been most disappointing so far with the nadir reached after he was exposed rather embarrassingly by DPM Teo Chee Hean in parliament for plagiarizing somebody else’s article to be his parliamentary speech without giving due credit.
He also tried desperately hard to appease the PAP by mooting the idea of forming a coalition government with it should it fails to win a majority in the next General Election.