Unwrapped: The COP report, and what it means to the ordinary Singaporean

  • The Singapore Parliament has voted to refer Workers’ Party secretary general Pritam Singh and Member of Parliament Faisal Manap to the public prosecutor for probe into perjury and contempt allegations against them.
  • But this resulted from the saga of former WP MP Raeesah Khan’s lying, not once but twice, in the House, for which she was fined S$35,000 for abusing the parliamentary privilege.
  • Through our weekly series Unwrapped this week, TheHomeGround Asia takes a closer look at what this means to the common man in the street and if they really understand the whole proceeding or believe that it is a political tactic to rid the opposition party.

In our weekly series Unwrapped, TheHomeGround Asia takes a closer look at major stories and happenings that impact Singaporeans.

After a four-hour-long debate on two motions moved by Leader of the House Indranee Rajah, the Singapore Parliament voted to refer Workers’ Party (WP) secretary general Pritam Singh and MP Faisal Manap to the public prosecutor for probe into perjury allegations against them.

Addressing the House, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said this was “best way forward”.

But can the common man in the street understand the proceedings and the reasons for giving the two WP members their day in court?

RELATED: Opinion: Why and how did Pritam Singh get caught in the cross hairs?

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