Lim Tean's uncertain future as pending claims against him amounts to S$1.3 million

Jun 16, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership

Opposition figure Lim Tean's potential candidacy for the upcoming Singapore General Elections may be hanging by a thread owing to pending claims against him amounting to S$1.3 million.

The information was disclosed in a screenshot posted by netizen "aniared" on Reddit today (Jun 16).

According to the screenshot, the companies filing claims against Lim are:

1. SING WING (I & E) Pte Ltd for a total of S$650,000.00 (filed on 12/05/2020)
2. DBS BANK LTD for a total of S$550,000.00 (filed on 31/10/2019)
3. HUANG MIN for a total of S$150,000.00 (filed on 14/12/2018)

All 3 cases currently have their status marked as "Pending".

Lim who is also the leader of People's Voice Party (PVP) may be on the brink of bankrtupcy if claims against him are successful. He has so far not commented on the matter.

Lim started PVP in 2018, when it became the 11th political party in Singapore. At the time, he said that it would not follow the traditional forms of other political parties. He was quoted as saying: “I am the party leader, but we do not have the secretary-general position in the party. We are doing things differently.”

Some of the issues that Lim promised to deal with were the salaries of ministers and water prices.

Previous to the founding of PVP, Mr Lim had been the Secretary-General of the National Solidarity Party from 30 August 2015 to 18 May 2017.

As a lawyer, he was thrust into national prominence when he represented Leong Sze Hian, a blogger, in the case brought against him by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

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.