GE2020: PSP manifesto articulates vision clearly, PM Lee should consider party's ideas, says candidate Michael Chua

Jul 07, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership
SINGAPORE: The Progress Singapore Party's manifesto articulates the party's vision, providing a clear blueprint for the road forward, said its candidate for Tanjong Pagar GRC, Michael Chua, on Tuesday.

PSP chief Dr Tan Cheng Bock was also at the walkabout, where he crossed paths with People's Action Party incumbent Joan Pereira.

Ms Pereira is part of the PAP slate made up of Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office Indranee Rajah, as well new candidates Alvin Tan, a LinkedIn senior executive, and former public servant Eric Chua.

Later in the morning, Dr Tan also met Singapore Democratic Party chairman Paul Tambyah at a coffeeshop in Bukit Panjang.

Dr Tambyah reiterated that along with Dr Tan, he welcomes the opportunity to have an "Open debate" with the PAP. "They think that we are so incapable of managing COVID-19. We are going to tell them - look, let the Singaporeans decide whether we have the capabilities and also the experience," added Dr Tan.BOOKMARK THIS: Our comprehensive coverage of GE2020 and its developments.

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.