Workers' Party refutes claim by former MP Yaw Shin Leong that he was told to 'stay silent' after alleged affair

Workers' Party refutes claim by former MP Yaw Shin Leong that he was told to 'stay silent' after alleged affair

7/12/2021 8:00:00 AM

Workers' Party refutes claim by former MP Yaw Shin Leong that he was told to 'stay silent' after alleged affair

SINGAPORE: Workers\u0027 Party (WP) leaders did not advise former WP Member of Parliament Yaw Shin Leong to \u0022stay silent\u0022 after allegations about him emerged in 2012, said the party\u0027s media chair Leon Perera on Tuesday (Dec 7). The statement on the WP\u0027s Facebook page came a day after Mr Yaw, post

In his Facebook post on Monday, Mr Yaw said the comments about him that were made on Dec 2 by current party chief Pritam Singh were untrue.WP leaders held a press conference on Dec 2 about the resignation of former MP Raeesah Khan after she admitted to lying in Parliament.

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Mr Singh said at the press conference:"Yaw Shin Leong did not account himself to the party after the allegations were made. I think he did not address the media, he did not address the party."The party was willing to give him some space to get himself organised, but this just went on and it went on, to a point where this was just unreasonable conduct, this was not acceptable. And so, the party took the decision to fire him, to sack him.”

According to Mr Yaw, he had"accounted the situation candidly" to Mr Low and was"advised to stay silent"."I placed party first before self and to minimise the fallout, I kept silent and resigned from WP CEC. 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 wrote on Dec 6. headtopics.com

"On Feb 14, 2012, I was expelled from WP for 'breaking the faith, trust and expectations of the party and people'. I am okay with this narrative, but I am not okay with what Pritam said, for I did account myself."

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So people trust Yaw ? He can say what he want actually Aiyah......taichi at play again.....wp credibility questionable......just when we thot that there is a credible opposition......doomed before it can be realised.