Up to S’poreans to hold all parties, politicians to consistent high standards post 'Raeesah-gate': Observers

(From left) WP chief Pritam Singh, then-WP Sengkang candidate Raeesah Khan and chairman Sylvia Lim in a photo taken on July 6, 2020. PHOTO: ST FILE
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SINGAPORE - A lying saga that put the Leader of the Opposition Pritam Singh at peril of facing criminal charges has underlined the need for the electorate to hold their political parties and representatives alike to the same high standards and values, observers said on Wednesday (Feb 16).

They noted that the political stakes in Singapore have been shaken up in the wake of the House accepting a parliamentary panel's recommended sanctions on Mr Singh, who is the opposition Workers' Party (WP) chief, along with his vice-chairman Faisal Manap and former MP Raeesah Khan.

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