WP's attempts to politicise Committee of Privileges' recommendations 'regrettable': Speaker Tan Chuan-Jin
A strong democratic system requires that those who are elected respect the institutions of democracy, especially Parliament, and uphold Singapore's laws — including the laws against perjury and prevarication, said Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin.
He rejected the Workers' Party's (WP) suggestion that the recommendations by the privileges committee will affect the building of a democratic society.
Mr Tan said in a statement on Friday (Feb 11) that the Motion on the Committee of Privileges' (COP) findings and recommendations will be debated and decided on their merits "in full public view".
"Attempts to politicise the matter even before it has been debated are regrettable," he said.
Mr Tan said that WP's statement "suggests that the COP’s recommendations are related to the political work of Mr Pritam Singh and Mr Muhamad Faisal Bin Abdul Manap, as opposition Members of Parliament".