PAP members make threats against a PAP member for being ‘disloyal’ over Lee family squabble

A PAP member, Rio Hoe, posted a message on his Facebook page on Fri (16 Jun) revealing that threats have been made against him by his fellow PAP members, for questioning PM Lee.

When Lee family squabble first surfaced on Tuesday (13 Jun) with Hsien Yang saying that he and his sister felt “threatened by Hsien Loong’s misuse of his position and influence over the Singapore government to drive his personal agenda”, Rio wrote on his Facebook page:

“If real, this incident weakens PM Lee’s position as leader of the Party, and certainly opens up an opportunity for those who have an eye on the leadership to take advantage of the situation to strengthen their position.”

The next day on 14 Jun, Rio wrote again, “The accusations made against the PM are extremely serious. They call his leadership and character into doubt, and bring to our attention the way power is (allegedly) wielded and exercised at the upper echelons of Singapore’s political hierarchy.”

He wrote to ask his fellow PAP members to question the PAP leaders over the matter, “If you are truly committed to the values of the Party that Lee Kuan Yew believed in and fought for, and if you are sincere about ensuring good governance, and making Singapore a better place, then, instead of protecting your own interests, and being afraid to offend those in positions of authority, I urge you to speak up and ask the right questions, as I have.”

“It is your duty to do so, both in your capacity as a Singapore citizen, and as a person who truly cares about the future of the Party,” he added.

PAP members attack Rio

Then came the attacks from the other PAP members against Rio.

On Fri (16 Jun), Rio revealed that other PAP members have written to him to express their disapproval of his stance on the Lee family saga, given his ties to the Party.

“Some of them have questioned my loyalty, and at least one person has made threats against me,” he revealed.

In his defence, he said that he never insinuated that the allegations made against PM Lee are true. But nevertheless, he said it is also inappropriate to simply “take the PM’s word for granted”.

“It is ridiculous to simply take the Lee siblings’ word for granted, just as it is inappropriate to simply take the PM’s word for granted. This is why I called for an inquiry – so that we can find out more about the matter and come to a more informed conclusion on the issue,” he said.

“We need to be ever-watchful, and take an appropriately firm stance towards those in power, and who claim to wield power on our behalf.”

He cautioned the other PAP members that blind obedience will not bring Singapore or PAP forward.

“Therefore, I am eager to hear the Party leader’s response, and I do hope that the allegations made against him are false,” he said.

Rio further elaborated why he thinks it’s important for PM Lee deals with the serious allegations made against him so that “we can move forward as a party and have our confidence in our leader restored, or reconsider our choice of leader, if necessary”.

“My point is this – I do not believe in blind obedience. This is not a wild allegation made by some fringe group, but by the Prime Minister’s siblings, who are high-profile individuals. It is therefore not disloyal to ask questions and seek answers on the issue,” he further explained.

“Making threats against me on the other hand, is not only disgraceful, but, given the circumstances, painfully ironic.”

According to his Facebook page, he is the co-founder and Chief Editor of Consensus SG as well as the Ex-Chair of the Consultative Committee at The Oxford Union. He studied Law at Oxford.

*Facebook post by We want Minister Grace Fu to resign.

 

 

 

 

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16 Responses to “PAP members make threats against a PAP member for being ‘disloyal’ over Lee family squabble”

  • Amos: 1 PAP: 0:

    The is really a test for PAP and for WP. Do they have their priorities right?

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  • Evil Tyrant and PAP Terror:

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    Please wear chemical mask during the PAP general meeting …

    Reject any “kind” PAP members (but eviI) … when offer tissue papers …. even if you have running nose !!!

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  • Amos defeated Lee empire:

    farking cronies…Just like in North Korea.

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  • Jungle boy:

    200M law; being at 199M from off limit loc is illegal. Being 190M, 180M, 150M, 100M, 50M,30M are illegal. But being zheeloe (0) M (being right inside the core of off limit loc) is not illegal. Are such absurdities honorable?. SCARY to say the least.

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  • Titiana Ann Xavier:

    Thanks to Dr Lee and LHY, cracks are appearing in the PAP. Certain party members are taking the law into their own hands by threatening another party member. What LKY had put together, PM Lee is going to tear it asunder. A new dawn is about to appear. The last time the PAP split up, it almost lost its power to the Barisan Sosialis. History may repeat itself.

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  • the monster created by LKY:

    The greater evil in SG is the PAP, the monster created by LHL’s dad and which has continued to grow out of control.

    The difference is that it has now been usurped by the abusive and self-serving members of the PAP (mostly Civil Servants) who have grown so accustomed to reaping the unbelievable benefits for themselves at the expense of the tax payers that they continue to perpetuate the nefarious oppressive rule, using (and abusing) the organs of state. All in ensuring the preservation of the privileges that oppressive rule confers them.

    Of course, LHL continues to be part of that monster too, but his major sin is his inability to reign them in due to his weak and ineffectual leadership.

    For LHL doesn’t need to reap any more personal financial gains (he has enough to last him and his family ten lifetimes) although he hasn’t shown he is ready yet to forego any political mileage that monster enables him.

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  • Speak. No whip .die later:

    3rd of July is an open invitation to speak your mind, the whip is lifted, speak and ask any question … Mon Tse Tung used this same tactics, openly asking members to freely criticise the government to help improve the party.

    History has shown- those who stood up to the invitation were each and all banish exile to hard labour camps..

    PAPA invites Yu MP to speak and asked – so the master can hit Yu with a hammer …. best to behave like in North Korea – show admiration for yur leaders and kiss his arse to keep your salaries… how sad can yur job be ..

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  • New Egg Yoke:

    There are demons as men amongst men.
    Common knowledge to the enlightened but invisible to the Dafts.

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  • nizhemoshou:

    Pap thugs nothing new . Happened to AY before. They will rear their ugly heads whenever anyone dares to offend pap leeders.

    Bravo Rio but he should quit the party n seriously consider to be an oppie Pap under the freak leeder n his bunch of yesmen can only get worse n not better

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  • the white monkey gang:

    true colour of the white idiotic gang and its so-called “unity” which is “coerced” in this context. that’s how unified the white monkey gang is.

    so do oppos still want to insist on gentlemen treatment and play by the white idiotic rules whose white kakis “are not ashamed” to play “nasty” on others (those who disagree with them) while insisting that others play by the “rules of law” (their wayang law).

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  • PAP has the mandate:

    Some people are willing to sell out everything including their integrity and dignity. With PAP laid out by LKY, any alternative view is classified as disloyal and as opposition will be crushed with state organs. Great progress for Stinkapore…hahhaahahahah..good luck.

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  • PATRIOT of TEMESAK:

    PAP members similar to Rio are far and few…most are near to where the money is and clinging on to dear life their million dollar JOBs… “Pieces of Shit seeking Pieces of Gold”

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  • Water Margin:

    nizhemoshou:
    Pap thugs nothing new . Happened to AY before. They will rear their ugly heads whenever anyone dares to offend pap leeders.

    Bravo Rio but he should quit the party n seriously consider to be an oppie Pap under the freak leeder n his bunch of yesmen can only get worse n not better

    Response: Climb the Mount Hong Lim

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  • Pappy Sheeps !:

    >”My point is this – I do not believe in blind obedience”
    -
    Good for u.
    The 82 White Monkeys got no spine !

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  • KELONG PAP GOV:

    Response: Climb the Mount Hong Lim

    or

    BRING MOUNT HONG LIM TO THEM

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  • justacitizen:

    Rio,
    You cannot change the party from within. If you do not know that, you are just naive.
    George Yeo had said that was what he wanted to do during the 2011 GE if he got elected. Well, he was behind in the bookies’ rates. He was desperate and said this to try and turn the tide. He lost.
    After the election lost, he was still in the PAP CEC for another year or more. But could he change the party from within, even though he was in the highest decision making body of the party?

    Having said all this, I hope you are indignant enough to do something about your predicament.

    All the best to you and cheers.

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