Opposition MPs Low Thia Kiang, Sylvia Lim and Pritam Singh have been charged for corruption by the ruling party dictatorship under Lee Hsien Loong. The Prime Minister gave the order for the PAP Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC Town Council to sue the WP MPs for alleged corruptions over S$33 million spent between July 2011 and July 2015.
In 2013, the WP won a by-election in Punggol East constituency but later lost it to the ruling party in 2015. The constituency is now co-managed by Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC, which alleged that the opposition party “wrongly paid out” town council works to their managing agent and that the WP MPs should be made to return the sum paid. Aside from the lawsuit by Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC, the opposition MPs’ very own town council, Aljunied-Hougang Town Council, is also suing them for compensation.
If ruled to pay S$33 million by the Singapore Courts, the three WP MPs will likely be bankrupted and discharged from their MP seats.
The corruption charges is however expected as the dictator Prime Minister has been making preparations like swapping out key judiciary figures since last year. In Dec 2016, Lee Hsien Loong appointed his former personal lawyer, Lucien Wong, as Attorney General and his former PAP MP Hri Kumar as Deputy-Attorney General.