Former WP MP Yaw Shin Leong disputes Pritam Singh's account of his sacking

Former WP MP Yaw Shin Leong disputes Pritam Singh's account of his sacking

Workers' Party, Prıtam Sıngh

6/12/2021 5:18:00 PM

Former WP MP Yaw Shin Leong disputes Pritam Singh's account of his sacking

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The Straits Times has contacted WP for its comments on Mr Yaw's post.The post on Facebook was made under the name Amos Rao. ST had reported in 2017that Mr Yaw was working in a private education college in Myanmarand went by the name Amos Rao.In his post, Mr Yaw said he had placed"party first before self", and that he kept silent and resigned from the party's central executive committee (CEC) to minimise the fallout over rumours of his personal indiscretions.

Mr Yaw was expelled from the party in 2012 following allegations of extramarital affairs, which also meant that he vacated his seat as then Hougang MP.He said:"My intention was to give WP CEC a blank cheque to paint the narrative required. To facilitate the process, I travelled out of Singapore voluntarily."

He noted that on Feb 14, 2012, he was expelled from the party for"breaking the faith, trust & expectations of the party and people".Mr Yaw said:"I am okay with this narrative, but I am not okay with what Pritam said, for I did account myself." headtopics.com

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