"Anonymous Singapore" alleged PSP infiltrated by foreign proxies - names exposed

May 23, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership

Update (May 2): Creator of video identified as Daniel Teo, a PSP member. PSP has strongly denied the allegations. The matter is now under police investigation.

A video purportedly by hacktivist group 'Anonymous' has been going around online messaging channels yesterday (Apr 30) alleging that the Progress Singapore Party (PSP) has been "infiltrated by foreign proxies...funded by western liberal sources."

Fathership cannot confirm the veracity of the wild claims made by the video.

PSP is led by former PAP veteran Tan Cheng Bock. The identities of those who created the video is not known.

The video also named several PSP members and claimed that they are disrupting PSP from "helming the next stage of Singapore (sic)".

Here are the names and their background:

1. Khush Chopra

Alleged mastermind according to the video. Khush is part of the PSP legal team. He was struck off the legal roll by the Singapore court after being found guilty in 1998 for "grossly improper conduct". Chopra was a double-agent in a property deal where he acted for both his client and himself in procuring a property despite a conflict of interest.

2. Kumaran Pillai

Former Chief Editor of The Online Citizen, current publisher and managing editor of The Independent Singapore (TISG).

3. Ravi Philemon

Former Chief Editor of The Online Citizen, and former lead editor of The Independent Singapore. He is also the former member of Singapore People's Party. His daughter Jewel Philemon-Stolarchuk is the current Assistant Editor of TISG.

According to Ravi Philemon's response below, he is aware of the identity of the person who created the video.

4. Jan Chan

Former National Solidarity Party (NSP) organising secretary and former PSP member after he was outed as an admin of "NUS Atheist Society" - a page that depicted the Bible and Quran as alternatives to be used in the event of a toilet-paper shortage. Chan is now under police investigation.

5. Augustine Lee

PSP's former Assistant Secretary-General. He stepped down in January 2020 citing personal reasons although he remains a member of PSP's Central Executive Committee (CEC).

6. Michael Chua

Officer bearer in PSP's CEC.

7. Wendy Low

Partner at Eldan Law LLP. Part of PSP's legal team.

The other named members are Dexter Lee and Hani Mohamed.

The video further claimed that the named members are working with current chairman of Singapore People's Party Jose Raymond and Singapore activist PJ Thum who was accused of lying about his academic credentials during a fake news committee hearing in last year.

The video did not elaborate on who the funding sources are.

Interestingly, chairman of People's Power Party Syafarin Sarif claimed to have warned PSP about 7 individuals whom they have "long suspected" to be paid infiltrators.

Setbacks after setbacks within PSP

PSP has been hit with several setbacks since its formation in March 2019.

In March this year, vice-chairman of PSP Michelle Lee who was also part of PSP's CEC resigned amid rumours of party infighting, which the party later denied.

Just last week, two members resigned with one claiming that PSP is not ready.

In the same week, PSP member Jonathan Soh implied that foreign wokers who complained about the quality of their meals should "go riot in Little India."

Leong Mun Wai pulled a 'Raeesah Khan' in Parliament on Telegram hearsay

Jan 13, 2022 | 🚀 Fathership
On Tuesday (Jan 11), Progress Singapore Party (PSP) member Leong Mun Wai claimed that he received feedback from residents, "that some teachers have already practised vaccination diferentiated safe management measures in schools".

When asked by Education Minister Chan Chun Sing to name the schools and teachers involved, Leong backpedalled and said that the feedback was through Whatsapp and that he would need to ask 'his' residents before making a clarification. He later disclosed that the feedback originated from a Telegram group called SG Concerned Parents.

After a terse exchange between Chan and Speaker of the House Tan Chuan Jin, Leong admitted that the chat group messages did not name any particular schools.

Indranee: When you make allegations against teachers and just cast it out there, you must be able to substantiate it

Leong's response drew a rebuke from Leader of the House Indranee Rajah who admonished Leong for making unsubstantiated claims.

Indranee rose and said: "When you make allegations against teachers and just cast it out there, you must be able to substantiate it. And that is why Minister Chan (had) asked, ‘Please provide me with the details of which school and which teacher so that the Ministry of Education can follow up'.”

She described Leong’s explanation on Tuesday as an attempt to “grandstand” or make broad speeches that have no bearing on the details requested by the Education Minister.

Leong Mun Wai another Raeesah Khan?

In August last year, Raeesah shared an anecdote in Parliament about details of a rape case she alleged was mishandled by the police. She later admitted to lying about the anecdote.

In 2014, Workers' Party MP Faisal Manap also made an unsubstantiated claim alleging that when he was a counsellor, he came across a couple who were having housing issues and advised to file for a divorce by the Housing and Development Board — so that the wife would be eligible to buy a house under the Singles Scheme and she could subsequently remarry her husband.

He later apologised for not verifying the authenticity of his anecdote.