The Online Citizen (TOC) wrote a few questions to Transport Minister, Mr Khaw Boon Wan on Sunday about the resignation of David Ong and his alleged affair.
The questions are as follow.;
- Does Mr Khaw have anything to say about Mr David Ong’s character and his reasons for leaving the People’s Action Party?
- Does Mr Khaw hold the opinion that a political figure has no difference between his or her public and private life.
- Does Mr Khaw believe that voters take into account a person’s character when they go to the polls?
- Does Mr Khaw think that PAP should clarify if the party is aware of Mr Ong’s alleged affair and if it is known, why did the party field Mr Ong?
In 2012, Mr Khaw was quoted across a several publications in Singapore about the Yaw Shin Leong’s affair that led to Yaw being dismissed by the Workers’ Party and causing the MP seat in Hougang to be vacated. Articles quoting Mr Khaw wrote, “WP should come clean on Yaw: PAP chairman”
During a door-stop interview, Mr Khaw said it is a sad development to learn that a Member of Parliament had been found by his party to be insufficient in character and had to be expelled from his party.
Mr Khaw said that once a person enters politics, there is no difference between his or her public and private life.
He believes that voters take into account a person’s character when they go to the polls.
He noted that rumours about Mr Yaw’s alleged extramarital affair have been circulating for quite some time.
Mr Khaw said in 2012: “The Workers’ Party needs to come clean with the people what information have they got about Mr Yaw and in particular, what did they know about him prior to the May election. And if they know, why did they field Mr Yaw. I think it is sad that the voters have been misled by the Workers Party.”
At the time of publication, TOC has yet to receive a reply from Mr Khaw and will update this article with his response when he replies.