10 Feb '12, 2am

ST Forum: Yaw Shin Leong and WP leaders did right by choosing to remain silent, says one of our readers

I AGREE with the decision taken by the Member of Parliament for Hougang, Mr Yaw Shin Leong, to resign as treasurer of the Workers' Party (WP) and the exemplary approach taken by the party leadership in handling this difficult issue ('MP Yaw quits WP leadership'; Wednesday). I also agree with the stance taken by Mr Yaw and WP leaders in choosing to remain silent over the rumours of an extra-marital affair. We have to respect the right of citizens, including public figures, to remain silent on private matters that do not affect the performance of their public duty. There is no need to make further disclosures, as there is a need to protect the privacy of Mr Yaw's family. The voters of Hougang will judge Mr Yaw at the next general election. Background story ...Not quite 'During the GE, the battle cry of the Workers' Party was for greater accountability and transparency. With ...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/STForum/Story/STIStory_765007...

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