By S. Ramesh, Channel NewsAsia
SINGAPORE : The People's Action Party (PAP) has thrown a poser to the Workers' Party. Will it withdraw Mr James Gomez as a candidate and make a public apology?To read the rest of the CNA love letter to the PAP...
This follows the statements and apologies by Workers Party's Low Thia Khiang and James Gomez over the incident involving Mr Gomez's minority certificate application.
Speaking at a rally on Sunday, PAP's First Assistant Secretary-General Wong Kan Seng asked if after this unfortunate incident, the WP still intends to uphold the high standards that it has set for itself and for politics in Singapore.
He assumes that in a case involving honesty or credibility, Mr Low would immediately withdraw the candidate and publicly apologise.
Mr Wong says: "That is why the PAP challenged them to tell Singaporeans the truth. It was only because the PAP pressed them that the Workers' Party has now said something.
Suddenly Mr Wong is the PAP spokeperson on truth, honesty and credibility...
Singapore protesters file lawsuit against high authorities
Sunday, October 02, 2005
Three demonstrators who were confronted by dozens of police in Singapore last month filed a lawsuit on Friday against authorities who they claimed violated their rights to assemble and peaceful protest.
The three allege that Home Affairs Minister Wong Kan Seng, who is also deputy prime minister, and Commissioner of Police Khoo Boon Hui acted unconstitutionally when police forces confronted them Aug. 11.
The three and another person had stood silently outside a public building carrying signs that called for greater transparency in Singapore's national institutions. Dozens of police, some in riot gear, surrounded them, ordering them to leave or face arrest.
Police said they were acting on a complaint from a member of the public that the protesters were causing a nuisance. All four complied with the police request, informes the AP.
The case brought by the three plaintiffs was thrown out of court - the completely PAP independent, nothing whatsoever to do with the PAP court system as alleged by Christopher Lingle, Dr Chee and that prosecutor in Canada. Don't even get me started on George Yeo.