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Morning Digest, July 25

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Lee Hsien Yang says scandals have shattered people’s trust in PM Lee’s regime



SINGAPORE: Lee Hsien Yang has again denounced faith in his estranged elder brother, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s regime, pointing to a spate of recent scandals that have gripped headlines.

Mr Lee Hsien Yang said on Facebook this evening (23 July) that trust in his brother and his late father’s party, the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP), “has been shattered”.

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Maid who’s married and has a daughter back home gets a boyfriend here, behaves differently, even steals her employer’s wine, and passes out at home drinking


Photo: File Image / maid

SINGAPORE: An employer who noticed a huge change in his maid’s behaviour after getting a boyfriend here asked: “is having a bf while married a deal breaker?”

In a post to a support group on Facebook for domestic helpers and employers alike, the man wrote that his helper worked for the family for four years. She’s married and has a daughter back home and “used to be a very hardworking helper”, he said.

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Police statement on allegations made by late police officer Sgt Uvaraja Gopal


Photo: FB/singaporepoliceforce

SPF’s statement in full:

There have been a number of media queries, in relation to the tragic passing away, on 21 July 2023, of SGT Uvaraja S/O Gopal. We set out the below, in response to the media queries. At this point, we can set out only the known facts, as not all the relevant facts have been established. It is also inappropriate for the Police to make any comments, or come to any conclusions, pending detailed investigations.

The late SGT Uvaraja had more than 10 years in service, and was last an officer with Ang Mo Kio Police Division. We thank his family for his service and again express our deepest condolences. We have offered and are giving our fullest assistance to his family.

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Paul Tambyah: 3 PAP Speakers did not complete their terms, perhaps it’s time to consider independent or neutral Speaker


Photos: Facebook screengrab/ Paul Tambyah, Seah Kian Peng

SINGAPORE: Singapore Democratic Party chairman Dr Paul Anantharajah Tambyah tackled two issues in a recent Facebook post related to the Speaker of Parliament.

For the first issue, he wished all the best to Mr Seah Kian Peng after Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced the intent to nominate Mr Seah as the next Speaker of Parliament on Friday (June 21). The PAP MP (Marine Parade GRC) served as Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of Singapore from 2011 to 2016.

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Workers’ Party’s Abdul Shariff vows to overcome adversity and press on at East Coast


Photo: Facebook screengrab / abdulshariff.sg

SINGAPORE — It has been a challenging period for the Workers’ Party (WP) as they had to cope with the resignations of two senior party leaders, Aljunied GRC member of parliament Leon Perera and youth wing president Nicole Seah, due to an extramarital affair. Their departure from the opposition party was announced by the Leader of Opposition, Pritam Singh, in a media conference held at their party headquarters last week.

While the recent episode might have slightly affected the morale of some members and volunteers of the party, Abdul Shariff Aboo Kassim reminds them that setbacks are a natural part of any political journey. He emphasises that only through perseverance, unity, and determination can the WP overcome these challenges and steadfastly continue working towards their goals.

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