Saturday, August 4, 2012

Yaw Shin Leong - Angela Oon Scandal

Official Sacking of Yaw Shin Leong

Yaw and his bitchy best woman.

Formery Workers' Party member was expelled by the opposition party earlier this week following allegations of extramarital affairs.

Here is a breakdown of events from the time the rumours first broke last month till today:

2011 General Election: Contested for Hougang SMC. Won PAP's Desmond Choo Pey Ching with 64.81 per cent of the votes.

June 7, 2011 - Feb 7, 2012: Treasurer, Central Executive Council, WP

Jan 18, 2012: The New Paper asks Mr Yaw's married Workers' Party (WP) colleague about the allegations of them having an affair. She neither confirms nor denies the allegations. At his Meet-the-People Session (MPS) that evening, Mr Yaw says he will not comment on rumours. WP party chief Low Thia Kiang says the same thing during his MPS the same evening

Jan 20, 2012: Socio-political website Temasek Review Emeritus publishes a story alleging that a Mr Yaw, "a core member of a prominent opposition party", is having an affair with a married woman from the same party.

Jan 18, 2012: Mr Yaw is a no-show at his MPS and was reportedly absent from his town council office for about a week. He disappears from public eye.

Jan 26, 2012: TNP reports that netizens had been posting on Mr Yaw's Facebook page, asking him to tackle the allegations head-on.

Feb 1, 2012: Mr Yaw still refuses to comment on the allegations. At his MPS, former National Solidarity Party secretary-general and ex-WP member Goh Meng Seng shows up with four friends.

Feb 7, 2012:Resigns as treasurer for WP. No reason is given for his resignation. Non-Constituency MP Yee Jenn Jong replaces him as treasurer.

Feb 9, 2012 Mr Yaw's alleged affair with a married Chinese national who had assisted him with translation work is reported in The New Paper.

Feb 11, 2012: More than 1,000 Hougang residents celebrate Chinese New Year with Mr Yaw over a hearty dinner. Mr Yaw's wife, Madam Lau Wang Lin, heads the team of 12 grassroots members who organise the dinner.

Feb 15, 2012: Expelled from WP with immediate effect

Feb 16, 2012:Seen at Changi airport Terminal 1 with luggage. Media reports say he has been thinking of leaving the country since rumours first appeared online in Jan.


I just read it from our local famous social-political website that WP MP Yaw Shin Leong is involved in a under table affair with his WP team mate Angela Oon and the latter is pregnant. :skeptical:

This is a little shocking to me because Yaw Shin Leong is 斯斯文文.  :skeptical:

Personally for me, I find the news a little disturbing because personally I believe in 100% faithful to my wife... and perhaps I have a bit more expectation for an elected MP. I am not sure how will the more religious citizen feel, especially the Catholics because I know some are against abortion, and here the rumour is that girl involved here is pregnant.

P.S: Dear board moderators, if my discussion is inappropriate, feel free to remove. Thanks!

Exclusive: Core member of opposition party alleged to be having extramarital affair
January 20th, 2012 | Author: Editorial

TR Emeritus (TRE) has received several tip-offs from reliable informants that a core member of a reputable opposition party is allegedly involved in an extramarital affair with a married woman who is also from the same party.

According to the informants, some of whom are from the Covenant Evangelical Free Church (CEFC), a certain Mr Yaw, core member of a prominent opposition party has been sleeping around with a married female member of the same party named Angela and has gotten her pregnant.

Mr Yaw and his wife reportedly sought counseling with Reverend Dr Chua Chung Kai of the CEFC after the affair came to light, in a bid to save their marriage which was on the rock. Both Mr Yaw and his wife worship at CEFC.

Reverend Chua refused comment when contacted but several members of the church whom TRE spoke to said that they were “very angry” that the church leaders were helping to cover up the affairs of Mr Yaw. Some added that “this is not the first time that he has done this (sleeping with other women)”.

An informant close to the opposition party said that the Central Executive Council (CEC) is aware of Mr Yaw’s actions but is undecided (at the time of this reporting) as to what action should be taken.

Apparently, the CEC is aware that Mr Yaw has been ‘poking around’ with several women in the past and has warned him on several occasions. Mr Yaw who then had quite a few women decided to ‘release’ the rest and ‘keep’ Angela.

In a reply to media queries from TRE, the Deputy Treasurer of the party Mr Png said: “We have to think carefully about our response”.

Update (21 Jan, 12:15am):

Another informant has told us that Angela is married to a “Mr Lee”. The informant told us that Angela’s husband is very upset and angry over the whole incident.

Editor’s note: Details and names have been intentionally left out in this initial article pending further response to TRE’s queries from the said opposition party’s CEC. A more detailed article will be released in due course upon further reply from the party’s CEC or when new updates on the matter are received.

Decision to publish this article was not made lightly. It was only after intensive research and verifications that the editorial team allowed it.

Michael Palmer-Laura Ong Scandal

Official Resignation Speech

Yup, that's her.

No hiding for her.

Her other man?

All in the same team? Gangbang team?

Just how and why did the Michael Palmer affair come to light? Was it because the woman involved, Laura Ong, was involved in a love triangle?

The Straits Times on Friday reported that the 33-year-old former grassroots director was in a "serious relationship" with a logistics manager, Andy Lim, for close to two years when she began dating Palmer.

Sources told the paper that Lim, who is in his early 30s, would have been one of the few people to have had access to the SMS and email exchanges between Ong and Palmer.

These exchanges exposing their intimate relationship had been sent to The New Paper by an anonymous source on Saturday -- the same day Palmer came forward and confessed to DPM Teo Chee Hean.

One SMS read, "Hello darling... I love you loads. More than I sometimes show... Sorry. Love love".

Another exchange read, “I hope you are having a good massage. I have some mangoes for you. I love you and miss you loads.”

Other email exchanges showed the pair met up regularly on Mondays and that Palmer had given gifts to Ong, a former constituency director with the People's Association.

Not much is known about Lim except that he is a Anglo-Chinese School and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) alumni. They reportedly met when he was a grassroots volunteer at Punggol South ward and as recently as two weeks ago posted Facebook photos, which have since been deleted, of a recent trip they made to Johor Bahru's Legoland, reported The Straits Times.

On Wednesday, Palmer appeared alongside Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean to announce his resignation as both Speaker and Member of Parliament. DPM Teo said the party first found out about the matter on Saturday and that Palmer offered to resign on the same evening.

Late on Wednesday, the PA also confirmed Ong had resigned from her post.

"Ms Laura Ong, constituency director of Pasir Ris West Constituency Office tendered her resignation on 10 Dec 12, citing family commitments,"  said the PA statement sent to the media.

When contacted by Yahoo! Singapore, several of Ong's colleagues at Pasir Ris Elias Community Club were not aware she had resigned. Two said she was currently on leave but expected her to be coming back to work.

Photos of Ong, who is married but separated from her husband of six years, are also spreading online after they appeared on a mystery blog that was set up on Wednesday. They showed Ong and her colleagues during a People's Association retreat in Beijing, China.

It was not immediately clear when they were taken but when contacted by Yahoo! Singapore, Pasir Ris-Punggol MP Teo Ser Luck, who was pictured in several of the photos, confirmed they were taken during a grassroots organisation overseas retreat.

Teo, who will take over Palmer's ward in the meantime, said he knew Ong from the time he used to be the MP/Adviser for Punggol South before the 2011 general elections. Ong was then the constituency director of Punggol South.

Local media reported that Palmer, accompanied by his wife of 15 years Diane, said his goodbyes to 30 grassroots volunteers at the PAP's Punggol East Branch Office on Wednesday evening.

SINGAPORE - "My friend got a super scandal about a politician having an affair. Got proof. You interested?"

TNP immediately tried to find out more about what seemed like an explosive story. For the next hour, there was silence.

Then a couple more messages arrived five minutes before noon from a source close to the woman linked to the scandal.

At noon, four e-mails with the header "Michael Palmer" were sent to TNP.

Attached to three of them were screengrabs of SMS and e-mail exchanges allegedly between the politician and the woman. Michael Palmer. Speaker of Parliament since last year. Young, dashing politician. This was a big story indeed.

The messages, which seemed to have been sent to the woman's smartphone, suggested an intimate relationship between the two, which included regular Monday meetings.

One message reads: "Hello darling... I love you loads. More than I sometimes show... Sorry. Love love."

Another message says: "But you can't judge our relationship by just what happens on Monday."

One e-mail shows a forwarded message: "Your booking at Fairmont Singapore." The last e-mail sent by the source contained a picture of a Dior handbag that Mr Palmer purportedly gave the woman.

Shortly after, the informant said in an SMS that the issue needed to be escalated. He declined to speak to TNP and would only communicate through SMS.

"You recall Yaw Shin Leong? We need good ministers," he wrote.

Mr Yaw, a former member of the Workers' Party, was the MP for Hougang before news of his alleged extramarital affairs caused his sacking earlier this year.

As TNP was trying to verify the information given by the source, somewhere else in Singapore that same day, Mr Palmer was coming clean to the People's Action Party (PAP).

He met Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean and said that "he would resign his positions", the media was told in a press conference chaired by the DPM on Wednesday.

When Mr Palmer apologised "for what he had done", Mr Teo told him to look after his family and to do what he could "to make up for the hurt he had caused them".

First, Mr Palmer's personal Facebook account was deleted in the morning.

Then his Facebook page and Twitter accounts also disappeared. At 9.33am, the PAP invited the media to a press conference by DPM Teo at 1.15pm.

Reading from a written statement, he told the press he had resigned "to avoid further embarrassment to the PAP and to Parliament".

He declined to take personal questions on his affair and how it had affected his family.

In his letter to the PM, also dated on Wednesday, he tendered his resignation as MP and as a PAP member with immediate effect.

He said he took full responsibility for his "grave mistake".

"My conduct was improper and it was a serious error of judgment," he wrote.

PM Lee accepted the resignation "with great sadness" yesterday.

He said: "It is necessary that all PAP MPs and advisers to grassroots organisations uphold the highest standards of personal conduct... and that the party be seen to hold its MPs and advisers to these standards."

Mr Palmer also asked for his family to be spared the publicity.

"I humbly request that you be kind enough to respect my family's privacy during this difficult period," he said.

This appeal was repeated by both DPM Teo and PM Lee. DPM Teo told reporters that those involved "are suffering much hurt from this episode".

"They need time and space for the healing to take place. I hope Singaporeans give them this time and space to do so, and that in time, they will rebuild their lives," he said.

The PA identified the woman as Madam Laura Ong, constituency director of Pasir Ris West Constituency Office, in a press statement on Wednesday evening.

It said she had tendered her resignation on Monday, citing family commitments.

On Wednesday night, Mr Palmer and his wife met grassroots leaders and volunteers of the Punggol East ward.

In a Facebook post, DPM Teo, who was also there with Mr Teo Ser Luck, said Mr Palmer had apologised to the grassroots members.

"There were tears in many eyes as they wished Michael and his family well," he wrote.

Mr Palmer did not respond to TNP's requests on Wednesay to comment on the SMS and e-mail exchanges.

Coincidentally, an American novelist named Michael Palmer released his new book this week. Its title - Political Suicide.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Prof Tey Tsun Hang (M'sian) and Darinne Ko Wen Hui

Foreign Talent Professor charged with obtaining sexual favors from NUS Law student Darinne Ko Wen Hui

Lately, we are seeing and hearing scandals linked to Malaysia Boleh counterparts in NUS, Singapore. What with Alvin and Vivian, and before that the great law Assoc Professor's sex scandal in, well, where else but NUS. Maybe there is some truths when they said NUS should stand for Naked University of Scandals. Joke aside......

National University of Singapore (NUS) associate professor from the Law Faculty Tey Tsun Hang has been charged in court over the sex-for-grades case this morning.
The 41 year old faces six corruption charges for allegedly showing favour to his student, Darinne Ko Wen Hui (pic below), between May 2010 and July 2010.
According to court documents obtained by the media, Tey reportedly gave Darinne better grades in return for sex on two occasions.
Tey also received a Mont Blanc pen worth S$740 and tailor-made shirts from Darinne who paid one of Tey’s bills amounting to almost S$1,300.
Despite Darinne being the one who approached Tey to offer sex in exchange for better grades, she has not been charged for any offences yet.
The 23 year old is currently working as a pupil in an established local law firm, thanks to the ‘A’ grade she obtained in her final year elective in exchange for the sexual services she provided to her law professor who now faces the unsavory prospect of being thrown into jail.
In an email sent out to the media on Friday morning, Tey said he stands by his academic principles and that he has always pursued his academic writing in good faith, with no ill intent.

NUS Law professor Tey Hsun Hang has sent an email to his friends and the media this morning declaring that he stands by his ‘academic principles’.
Attached below is his email:
Dear friends and members of the media profession,
I will appear at Court 26 of the Subordinate Courts of Singapore at 9am today (27 July 2012), facing six charges of corruption – two of which involve sexual gratification; all of which are about showing favour in my assessment of a recently-graduated female student’s academic performance.
I stand by my academic principles. I have always pursued my academic writing in good faith, with no ill intent.
The bail is set at a phenomenal sum of S$100,000.
I remain, yours faithfully, as ever
TEY Tsun Hang