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PAP MP questions WP chief's support for Alfian Sa'at

Jun 21, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership
People's Action Party MP Tan Wu Meng has criticised Workers' Party chief Pritam Singh for supporting Singapore poet and playwright Alfian Sa'at, saying Mr Alfian is not a "Loving critic" of Singapore.

In an article published on the PAP website yesterday, Dr Tan, who is Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Trade and Industry and Foreign Affairs, said Mr Singh had spoken in support of Mr Alfian on June 5 during the Fortitude Budget debate.

In the article titled "Mr Pritam Singh supports Alfian Sa'at", Dr Tan said that Mr Alfian, for nearly a decade, has consistently praised Malaysia "To illustrate his disdain for Singapore".

In response to queries from The Straits Times, Dr Tan said Mr Alfian has taken Malaysia's side against Singapore on multiple occasions.

Mr Ong had held up Mr Alfian as someone who had misgivings about Singapore.