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In a Facebook post on Saturday (Sent 3), Workers Party official Daniel Goh said late last year that his Facebook post about former WP MP Reiser Khan prompted party leadership to call a disciplinary committee. I said I requested it.
He wrote that the committee asked him to interview him, but he declined.
Vice Chancellor of Undergraduate Education at the National University of Singapore, Goh served as a non-constituent member of the WP from 2016 to 2020.
Late last year, he publicly criticized the way WP handled the issue surrounding Mr Khan. Khan resigned from his party after admitting in parliament that he had lied more than once, and resigned from his seat in the Sengkang GRC parliament.
The matter was investigated by the Congressional Privileges Committee and she was fined $35,000 after being found guilty of abusing congressional privilege.
The case also dragged WP Secretary General Pritam Singh and Vice-Chairman Faisal Manap into the matter, and the two leaders were referred to the prosecution after the COP investigation was completed.
But after Goh published the post, Singh said today that “executive members don’t usually act like Mr. Goh,” adding that it is “an internal party issue that we investigate.” added.
On September 3rd, Associate Professor Goh wrote that the Disciplinary Committee would like to hear the reasons and rationale behind the above official statement you made as follows. Allowing our political opponents to understand internally how WP operates. 2) Your post cast a cloud over the character of WP’s leader. “
The former NCMP said it had “nothing more to say about the question that was posted publicly last year” and clarified the “why and rationale” for the post.
He explained that he had not been involved in the WP issue since he resigned from the NCMP more than two years ago, and that his post was a “publicly informed question.”
The associate professor added that he did not plan to participate in any further WP issues, including future executive member meetings where the party leader would be elected.
“I asked these questions as a concerned citizen and as a Party member who believes that public accountability and integrity are non-negotiable values demanded of political leaders. Any public interest issue requires asking questions about the inner workings of an organization, and if there is a price for those questions, I am willing to pay it.
For almost ten years, I have worked with many colleagues to build WP as a credible political party, with integrity, service and public accountability as core values. In the same spirit of public accountability, I call on party leaders to publish the basis for their decisions and explain the disciplinary action they impose on me. “
WP’s Daniel Goh is now NCMP, but not before the manipulation by PAP’s Chan Chun Sing.
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