WP’s curt statement reinforces the perception of arrogance and nonchalance

During the YSL affair, LTK became notorious for his repeated ‘no comments’, since WP insisted that it was a ‘personal affair’.

Now, will it be Sylvia Lim’s turn to to become notorious for saying ‘no comments’ to Sajeev Kamalasanan’s statement alleging racism-tinged remarks by herself, since WP considers it an ‘internal affair’?

Will it be another three weeks of deafening silence before Pritam Singh comes along to contritely concede: “‘With more individuals coming to the fore, the obligation to be upfront to the people, to be upfront to the public, to the voters, took a new turn”.

By then the HG BE will be over! ~)

Afternote: Although WP has issued a VERY SHORT statement denying that the party is racist, it is not for WP to proclaim but for others to decide. What is not said by WP is important: it has NOT categorically denied that SL made those racism-tinged remarks alleged by Sajeev.

PS. The Workers’ Party should at least be thankful to The Straits Times for censoring the most harmful remarks made by Sajeev in his statement.

by Bryan Ti

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….sometimes in life, what is left unsaid is more important than what is stated upfront. 

In this case, WP has NOT categorically denied that SL made some racism-tinged statements (which I shall not repeat here) to Sajeev Kamalasanan.

Whether a person or organisation is racist is not for oneself or itself to judge. It normally can’t.

WP’s curt statement reinforces the perception of arrogance and nonchalance over a sensitive matter in a multi-racial society. This is very unbecoming of a political party which aspires to contribute towards a 1st world parliament.

In NOT denying so, WP has indirectly CONCEDED that such statements were made by its party chairperson.

by Bryan Ti

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