Singapore is “heading for trouble” if it lets transgressions pass, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in Parliament on Tuesday (Feb 15) during a debate on the Committee of Privileges’ (COP) report on the conduct of former WP MP Raeesah Khan.
“Some ask: ‘Wasn’t Ms Raeesah Khan the one who lied? Why are the Workers’ Party leaders being treated more harshly?'” PM Lee said. “As the Leader of the House noted just now, if the Committee is right, then Mr Singh and his fellow Workers’ Party leaders themselves lied and presented untruths to the Committee. If it is so, by lying under oath, they sought to frustrate the Committee process. They displayed the same kind of misconduct that the Committee was set up to address. They betrayed the trust reposed in them as MPs – and not least Mr Pritam Singh, the Leader of the Opposition. This, I hope members appreciate, if true, is a very grave matter.”
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