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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.

15 Responses to “Pritam Singh quarrels with former WP Youth leader on Facebook: His conduct is ‘pathological’”

  1. Jack said

    What I see is Temasek Times is all out to get WP. Why?

  2. skponggol said

    Making personal attacks on critics and not the issues raised ? Isn’t that what PAP is capable of ?

    Yet this Vichy Opposition MP is continuing to plagiarize the dirty tricks of his puppet master.

    This is the so-called anointed future leader of the Vichy Opposition…….The spirit of Yaw Shin Leong lives on.

    Mod’s note:

    If only this clown is half as ‘garang’ in parliament. His balls will probably shrink when he come face to face with the Old Man. Only dare to talk big on Facebook, Aljunied residents voted for him to talk cock on FB?

  3. Justice Bao said

    Why does PAP and WP has a penchant to choose Sikhs (with or without turbans) as representative of minority races and therfore it’s MP materials?

    But first chew on this –unknown fact to many… Sikhs only number about 10K here whereas Tamils form the majority among Indians and within Indian Muslims are about 30% to 40%. And that PAP in the past 50 years had never fielded a single Indian Muslim as their candidate in the elections as their candidates.

    Now, as for the majority of us who are unfamiliar with South Asian cultural traits and mistake Sikhs as the equivalent of Jews among Indians and therefore conclude it’s only fair; here is the shocker. Sikhs are the butt of cruel jokes among India Indians for lack of grey matters. Just as Poles are among Caucasians in US.

    No, I am not stereotyping but raising a pertinent and a valid question. Why are Sikh Punjabis like Pritam Singh are favorites for local politics to PAP and WP – as their minority MP materials?… since they form only a tiny minority within minorities.

    Now, as for Pritam, it would be very interesting to look at his academic and working credentials. A person with very little or hardly much of work experience straight into politics raises a lot of questions.

    Here is a clue.Remember,an opposition LKY created who made a fool of himself?Well,he was a Sikh too.And incidentally PAP wing in Malaysia by the name of DAP–whose chairman also happens to be a Karpal Singh.The other queer aspect of both the DAP and WP are interstingly….founded by a minority race i.e.,David Marshall (WP) and Devan Nair(DAP)…but had evolved and are now essentially a Chinese chauvinistic political parties.

    Can you folks see the invisible hands in both ?You be the judge.

  4. Realist said

    WP aka quasi-PAP has a great liability in her ranks in the form of Pritam Singh. LTK would do well to kick this clown out of the committee but then who will replace him ? Probably someone from the PAP could since both parties are working in cahoots to deceive the voters.

    Mod’s note:

    The ‘Wayang Party’ needs Pritam Singh to ‘bond’ with the PAP:

    ‘If the PAP fails to win a majority in the next GE, the Workers Party will form a coalition govt with it to keep it in power.’

    – Pritam Singh, May 2011

  5. lyv2dy said

    What is Temasek Times AGENDA in continuously sowing discord among the alternative parties??? If this goes on, I will be ‘unsubscribing’ to TT.

  6. wMulew said

    Plagiarizing Singh should be more worried about his party’s performance then the PM meeting the internet.

    WP performance so far:
    Sack their own elected MP
    Sent in a liar as their new candidate
    Got caught copying internet bloggers’ work, TWICE!!!!!
    Embarrassed themselves during the ministerial salary debate
    Got caught Bullshitting about helping the poor with no concrete plan of where the money is going to come from

    Yet the PM meeting a bloggers seems to be a greater issue then all those combined

  7. sexyboy said

    Who say they form a tiny minority canot have a voice in parliament? U singaporeans always say u donkeys are marginalised by ur own gov and that ur gov favour foreigners over u alien looking creatures, but here u are marginalising ur own minority race, lol hypocrites……i guess the way ur own gov treat u average singaporeans, its ur own karma,u reap wat u sowed losers lol

  8. 陳一峯 said

    不知道為什麼有人希望新加坡議員不再國會裡討論,反而是上街遊行。

  9. Inspir3d said

    Temasek Times is pathological.

  10. Goh Tong Seng said

    Then Andrew Loh should consider running in the next GE, if there is still a world left, as an independent.

  11. Babuseng said

    It is clear that Temasek Times is affiliated to an opposition party that is not WP. However, I think your strategy in trying to discredit WP is misguided. The big elephant in the room is PAP, and the only way to overcome their stranglehold is for the opposition parties to work collaboratively. By winning a GRC, the WP has already achieved something no other opposition party ever has, and it has a higher brand visibility than other opposition. By constantly attacking WP, you are inflicting collateral damage on all opposition and thus yourself, because if WP is the “best” opposition by virtue of being most successful, and yet it is still so flawed according to TT, what will voters think of the rest of the opposition? Might as well vote PAP because it is safer/reliable right? You might cringe but I imagine that would be the outcome. So TT please don’t shoot yourself in the foot; play smart and stay on message.

    Mod’s note:

    Typical behavior of WP fanatics – smear their critics when they have nothing better to offer. We have stated here several times that we are not aligned to any party. It is not the quantity but the quality of the opposition MPs which matter more. WP can win a few more GRCs and SMCs in future GEs, but if it continues to ‘wayang’ in parliament, the status quo will remain. For those who plead for more time for WP, how long more can you wait, another 10, 20 or 50 years? Judging from the performance of the ‘Wayang Party’ so far, there is no change at all. It is simply the ‘B’ team replacing the ‘A’ team in Aljunied GRC. In fact, Georgie may bring on more changes had he kept his seat and ministerial post.

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