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Singaporean shares his opinion on how PAP has changed: “It’s not the same party that led us through the early years and stood by us when times were hard”


Photo: FB screengrab/Tan Chuan-Jin

SINGAPORE: A Singaporean recently shared a brief commentary online on how he thinks the PAP has changed over the years. The netizen’s post also touched on how he feels the change has affected how Singaporeans see the ruling party.

Sharing a screengrab of a news headline about Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin’s apology for using “unparliamentary” language in Parliament, an online user had quite a few things to say about the matter.

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WP investigating video suggesting inappropriate contact between Leon Perera and Nicole Seah


SINGAPORE: The Workers’ Party (WP) confirmed this afternoon (17 July) that it is investigating the veracity of a circulating online video that suggests an inappropriate exchange between two senior party members.

The video, which was initially published on Reddit, has spread like wildfire on other social media websites and chatgroups. The clip, which appears to have been taken in a restaurant during an evening, shows Aljunied GRC MP Leon Perera caressing the hand of Nicole Seah mid-conversation.

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Speaker Tan Chuan-Jin, MP Cheng Li Hui resign over “mistake in Parliament” amid rumours of an affair


SINGAPORE: Speaker Tan Chuan-Jin and Member of Parliament Cheng Li Hui have resigned from both Parliament and the People’s Action Party.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has accepted both their resignations, said the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on Monday (Jul 17).

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Tan Chuan-Jin and fellow PAP MP Cheng Li Hui caught red-handed having an affair, both resigned after multiple warnings from PM Lee


Photo: FB/Tan Chuan-Jin

SINGAPORE: Former Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin had been found to have been in an “inappropriate relationship” with fellow People’s Action Party (PAP) Member of Parliament Cheng Li Hui, which continued even after they were asked to stop, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Monday (Jul 17).

Both Tan and Cheng resigned on Monday.

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Leon Perera was no-show at Meet-the-People Session; Pritam Singh, Low Thia Khiang and Jamus Lim were later seen at party HQ


SINGAPORE: Member of Parliament Leon Perera did not show up for his scheduled Meet-the-People Session on Monday (Jul 17) following a circulating video clip that shows someone who looks like him purportedly stroking the hand of Nicole Seah.

At the scheduled start time of 7.30 pm, a few residents had already arrived at Block 146 Serangoon North Avenue 1, with volunteers present. By 7.45 pm, Mr Leon did not turn up. The five or so volunteers present attended to the eight residents who came and ran the session in its entirety.

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