Not right for Cabinet Ministers to make insinuations about the accusers: Low Thia Khiang

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Secretary-General of the Workers’ Party, the biggest Opposition party in Singapore, has given LHL’s Cabinet Ministers a shelling in Parliament today.

He said:

“First, Mr Lee Hsien Yang and Dr Lee Wei Ling should not make vague allegations in the public domains against the Prime Minister based on scattered evidence* centred on family displeasure.

Making allegations that appear to be calculated to undermine the Prime Minister’s authority does not make for constructive politics in Singapore. It is a reckless thing to do and I do not see how this is in the national interest.

If the accusers have details and concrete evidence that the Prime Minister has been lying and abusing his power, allowing his wife to influence the appointment of public officials, they should have made all of them public by now. They should not be waging a continuous media campaign to keep the nation in suspense.

However, the Government has also contributed to the squabble. It does not help that the Prime Minister and some of his Cabinet colleagues have responded in kind in Facebook and even making counter-allegations on the motive and character of the other party.

The Government should set an example and needs to maintain its dignity in the face of insults to its integrity. They should not get involved in Facebook brawl for the whole world to see. Cabinet members more than anyone else should refrain from making insinuations about the character and motivations of the accusers. The Government should not continue with this dispute in the public domain.”

Full text of speech can be found on: ST. *ST’s article wrongly wrote “scant evidence” when Low Thia Khiang said “scattered evidence”, as proven here, where he also corrected Indranee Rajah who tried to suggest LTK said “no evidence”.

Full video of speech can be found on: Gov.sg Youtube.

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