PSP member implied migrant workers should go "riot in little India"; police report filed

May 23, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership

A member of Progress Singapore Party (PSP) might be in hot soup for a comment he made recently on Facebook.

According to Hardwarezone, Jonathan reportedly implied that migrant workers should "go riot like during little India" presumably over the quality of food sent to the dorms. His comment was directed at another Facebook user's post and was published on April 21.

Soh was referring to the December 2013 incident when a riot took place in Little India after a fatal accident involving one migrant worker. About 300 migrant laborers were involved in the riot which lasted for around two hours.

Soh, who is a business owner of a fintech firm, joined PSP in October 2019 and can be seen alongside Tan Cheng Bock during a membership ceremony. He was also seen in one of PSP's gatherings.

Police report filed

A Fathership reader sent a copy of the police report filed against Soh. In the report, the reader said that Soh's post was inciting violence.

No response from PSP yet

Neither the PSP nor its secretary-general Dr Tan Cheng Bock have responded to the report even though the incident happened 2 weeks ago. Soh's membership with PSP is believed to be currently active.

Just recently, PSP expelled another member who claimed the party has been infiltrated and that key figures were funded by foreign sources.

According to PSP statement, the party said: "While we value our members and their contributions, we also expect our members to safeguard the interests of the party. Any action that hurts the party's credibility cannot and will not be tolerated."

The member's expulsion is the second by PSP. In March, technology consultant Jan Chan, 30, was expelled after he told ST he was behind an offensive Facebook post involving an image of the Bible and the Quran.

We will update this article should we receive a response by PSP regarding Soh's Facebook comment.

According to Singapore law, anyone guilty of making an electronic record containing an incitement to violence can be jailed up to five years and/or fined.

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.