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工人党向议会提交完整提议,要求所有议员就Parti Liyani案件相关问题进行讨论

Oct 22, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership

据10月21日报道,工人党已经向议会提交了一份完整动议,就Parti Liyani案的相关问题继续进行讨论。

该提议与Parti Liyani案引发的问题有关,如人人享有司法公正,”反对党在脸书贴文写道。

该提议由工人党主席和阿裕尼选区议员Sylvia Lim提出,并得到了盛港选区议员He Ting Ru的支持。

所有议员讨论的完整提议

工人党称,这项完整提议允许所有议会议员参加,对提议进行讨论。

提议如下:“本院申明公平、公正和独立是新加坡司法系统的基石,并呼吁政府认识到并弥补其不足之处,以加强人人平等,无论其经济能力或社会地位如何,包括促进对司法系统的复审。”

下一次议会会议将于11月2日召开。

休会提议未选中

10月初,Lim的休会提议在随机抽签中未选中。

她本想就增强刑事司法系统的公平问题发言。

工人党随后表示,其将在讨论中“配合”法律和内政部长K Shanmugam将于11月在议会发表的部长级声明。

这就不需要再就此问题进行投票了。

Shanmugam就Parti案发言

Shanmugam表示,在收到议员提出的各种问题通知后,他将就Parti案发表部长声明。

他此前表示,此案“出现了一连串问题”,必须予以关注。

背景

Parti曾为樟宜机场集团前董事长廖文良工作,2020年9月被裁定偷窃廖家物品的罪名不成立。

现年46岁的Parti在2019年3月被判处两年以上监禁,最初她受到四项指控,指控其偷盗廖家价值约3.4万新元的物品。

她的上诉获准后,高等法院推翻了此前判决。

Parti决定继续对两名检察官进行诉讼,并就涉嫌失职申请对他们进行纪律调查。

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PSP's Tan Cheng Bock voted out as Sec-Gen after alleged party infighting

Apr 01, 2021 | 🚀 Fathership

Former Republic of Singapore Air Force colonel Francis Yuen has been appointed secretary-general of the Progress Singapore Party (PSP), taking over from party founder Tan Cheng Bock.

Dr Tan, 80, has become party chairman. This was announced by the PSP on Thursday (April 1), after its central executive committee (CEC) met on Wednesday.

In a Facebook post, PSP Non-Constituency MP Leong Mun Wai said Mr Yuen was the committee's unanimous choice to "lead PSP to the next level".

"Francis will lead and galvanise the party while (Dr Tan) concentrates on strengthening external support for PSP," he wrote.

Chairman role is basically a glorified flower pot

In many organisations around the world, the Secretary-General position has the authority to make all the decisions of running the organisation - or party. The Chairman generally does not have any more power pe se than any other voting member of the Executive Committee, except the power to run board meetings.

Comparatively, the Secretary-General is like the Chief Executive Officer of the company.

For example, the People's Action Party chairman is Gan Kim Yong while the Secretary-General is Lee Hsien Loong.

Party infighting?

The change comes amid reports of a rift in the party. An online news site, the RedWire Times, said in March that some party cadres have demanded for Dr Tan to step down as secretary-general, and allow for "more talented rising stars" to take over.

Commenting on the Redwire Times report, PSP member Kumaran Pillai said the new CEC line-up is in no way a reflection of any disagreement over the leadership of the party. Rather, Mr Yuen assuming the secretary-general role is part of a planned transition, he added.

“When Dr Tan started the party, he said he will mentor someone younger, and he hasn’t deviated from his original mission. People shouldn’t be reading too much into it.”

Mr Pillai added that he had a long dialogue with the party cadre who was quoted anonymously by Redwire Times as saying that some cadres are mustering support to demand for Dr Tan to step down from his post.

“His intention is not to stage a coup within the party. I think people have misinterpreted it and misunderstood what he said, sometimes it's like playing broken telephone, you say one thing and by the time you get to the last person, the whole story gets distorted along the way... there’s no infighting, there's no malice,” he said.

In other words, the flower pot needs watering.