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.