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Grace Fu: PAP won’t seek Pritam Singh’s suspension as MP amid ongoing legal proceedings

Grace Fu, PAP’s organizing secretary, stated they won’t seek suspension of WP Chief Pritam Singh as MP amid ongoing legal proceedings.



SINGAPORE: The Peoples Action Party (PAP) has released a media statement affirming that they will refrain from seeking the suspension of Pritam Singh, Leader of the Opposition and Chief of the Workers’ Party (WP) as a Member of Parliament (MP) while legal proceedings related to his charges remain ongoing.

Addressing concerns, Grace Fu, the organizing secretary of the ruling party, clarified that there have been inquiries regarding the party’s stance on whether they intend to pursue Singh’s suspension, given his formal charges.

Ms Fu emphasized that PAP MPs will not pursue such action, further stating that the party will abstain from making comments on the case’s merits, as it is currently under judicial review.

“This is in line with parliament’s resolution to defer any sanctions in respect of Mr Singh’s, Ms Sylvia Lim’s and Mr Faisal’s respective roles in the matter of former MP Raeesah Khan’s untruth, until after the conclusion of the investigations and criminal proceedings (if any) against Mr Singh,” she said.

Additionally, Ms Fu highlighted that PAP’s decision aligns with their stance on a motion raised by Ms Hazel Poa, a Non-Constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP) from the Progress Singapore Party (PSP) in September 2023.

The PSP motion urged the suspension of then-Transport Minister S Iswaran from his duties as an MP in light of his arrest and investigation by the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB).

However, Parliament ultimately dismissed this motion, opting instead to defer any decision until the conclusion of the corruption investigations against him.

Indranee Rajah, the Leader of the House, stressed the importance of avoiding premature actions by Parliament in such cases, asserting that political motives should not exploit these situations.

During the period when the PSP motion was tabled, both Pritam Singh and Mr Manap were subjects of police investigations.

Ms Indranee highlighted their continued status as MPs without suspension and questioned whether Ms Poa intended to call for their suspension as well.

In response to Pritam Singh’s subsequent charging on Tuesday, Grace Fu emphasized the necessity for Parliament to address any wrongdoing by MPs decisively.

“Parliament must deal rigorously with any MP who has committed wrongdoing, but suspending an MP is a serious action that must be done in accordance with due process of the law and natural justice.”

“Parliament should not prejudge the outcome of the proceedings,” she added.

Pritam Singh to contest charges on alleged perjury in 2021 Privileges hearing

The controversy ignited when former WP MP Raeesah Khan falsely claimed in Parliament in 2021 that she had accompanied a sexual assault victim to a police station, alleging that the victim had received insensitive treatment by the police.

After two further misleading statements in Parliament, in August and October 2021, Raeesah finally admitted in November 2021 that her claim was untrue, prompting an investigation that would ensnare Singh and Faisal.

A probe led by the Committee of Privilege (COP) was launched on 27 November 2021 to scrutinize Raeesah’s fabrications.

In February 2022, the Singapore Parliament voted to refer the conduct of Singh and Faisal to the Public Prosecutor, aligning with the committee’s recommendation in its 1,180-page report following the hearings.

Additionally, a fine of S$35,000 was levied against Raeesah, who has since resigned as MP for Sengkang GRC.

After nearly a year of investigation, on 19 March 2024, Mr Singh was charged with two counts of offences under section 31(q) of the Parliament (Privileges, Immunities and Powers) Act for allegedly providing false answers during his examination by the Committee of Privilege.

Mr Singh, who became aware of these charges on 18 March, is accused based on his testimonies about discussions with former WP MP Raeesah Khan and other party members concerning her false statement to Parliament in August and October 2021.

These offences could lead to a fine of up to S$7,000 and/or imprisonment for up to three years. Singh appeared in State Court to plead not guilty to the charges against him.

Advisory Issued to Faisal Manap

While Faisal faced no charges, he received an advisory on 18 March 2024, highlighting the importance of adhering to parliamentary conduct, a reminder of the gravity with which Singapore views the integrity of its parliamentary proceedings.

Singh has vehemently denied the committee’s findings, decrying political bias and expressing his resolve to clear his name, setting the stage for a high-stakes legal battle amidst Singapore’s charged political atmosphere.

The 47-year-old requested a four-week adjournment to secure legal representation. A pre-trial conference has been scheduled for 17 April.

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DisGRACEfool to have done this arm twisting underhand tactic against an elected parliamentarian leader of the opposition!!! We will vote at least another 30 opposition members and see how lee hsien looney is going to “fix them”. You are dishonourable enough to have fixed your own family brother and sister too, huh? I think loong is the one who needed to fix his brain, or lack thereof!

more opposition parties needed. do you know why?

Answer: the more to serve Singapooreans, the betterr, fasterrr, and cheaperrr…as compared to pappies…

What do you think? tsk tsk tsk

Own self check own self ? tsk tsk tsk

It look like a script of what is going to happen …step by step…
I think Prata Singh was also given the script to read before hand.and also smile….
“You guys ah….always want to control everything ,from the beginning to the end ….in any case, why not? The World is a stage for wayang afterall!”😆😆😆😆🤣🤣🤣🤣

Is the PAP also the disciplinary body? Shouldnt there be an independent one…PAP isnt the police in these matters.
Theyre not the boss of any opp party in SG…only their own!
So grace fu shouldnt be making such a statement..

This Grace Fu (Disgraceful), as her parent knew all along is disgraceful as her name implies.

It was all wrong with the committee being led by a Pappy adulterer whether someone lied about rape.


Long Live Singapore. Loong Leave Singapore (after he pays for all his wrong doings).

Who commits more lies ?

Is gracious not to ask for suspension unlike the vicious oppies hounded Iswaran for his head even before charges are invoked. But…but PS should voluntary step down or resign and stop taking pay, or WP committee should interdict him. Follow the benchmark, if WP wants to win more votes.

“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.”― George Orwell Are we living in times When Truth Becomes Lies and Lies Become Truth?

Trying hard to be “fair”… “balanced”… blah-blah..

Every voter must vote against PAP for their fixing ways.
Every voter must fix the PAP once and for all… fix them real good…
like permanent fixed out of jobs.

Very Very Very Clear.

Very Very Very Easy to be stupid AND NOT KNOW.

The Evil Empire is OUT to Wipe OFF the Leading Opposition.

The Evil Empire is OUT to Vanish Singapore Voters FAVOURITE Opposition.

The Evil Empire IS CHEATING via legal means TO DEPRIVE voters Legitimate Popular Elected Voices.

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This is already a wrong move. So this is a win for the Opposition as the trust levels of the judiciary is low because of LHL’s lawyer.

Theyll get him after the elections…probably dragging this case till then.

Of cos won’t lah. PAP with their CPF dunno lie how many times as if the people dunno!!!!

Putinism is very very rife, very very ON FULL DISPLAY in Sheegapore.

How on earth is Singapore practising Putism.

PS is smart not to support PSP motion.

The fixing continue unabated by… We know who.
Is SG looking more like Russia or China?

Face of a menacing she wolf on the prowl.

Fortunately, slyvia managed to escape unscathed

You can seek, why not?

It’s your court n you call the shots.

We know it is like the school gang of bullies!

No wonder school gangs will never go away……because you set the bad example!

Yeah right!! Disgraceful is now the chosen one to be the saint.