Workers' Party Secretary-General Low Thia Khiang, the newly minted Aljunied GRC MP, has just launched a verbal insult to the respectable veteran Opposition Leader Chiam See Tong.
Chiam See Tong was the MP for Potong Pasir SMC for many years, before he left the ward to his wife to contest and formed a GRC team to contest in Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC.
The Straits Times - 8 September 2011"...Speaking to The Straits Times one month ahead of the opening of the 12th Parliament, he said: 'Let's not kid ourselves. Either you have a leader of the opposition, or you do not have it. There's no need to have an unofficial leader of the opposition.'The secretary-general of WP, which now has six seats in Parliament after winning the five-member Aljunied GRC and the Hougang single-seat ward in the May General Election, added that the term sounded 'derogatory' to him, as it suggested that 'you only qualify as unofficial'.'In Mandarin, we call it jian bu de guang,' he said, referring to the phrase that means something is considered shameful and therefore unmentionable.The 'unofficial' title was given to Mr Chiam See Tong after the 1991 General Election, as he then led the Singapore Democratic Party, which held three out of four opposition seats. He accepted it..."
Uncle, you are the one that is 见不得光!
Low Thia Khiang, well-known for his boastful and crude behaviour, had launched the first salvo against all other Opposition parties.
Shortly after the General Election, former WP member Goh Meng Seng criticised the Workers' Party for not being cooperative to other Opposition political parties.
With 5 MPs and 2 NCMPs in Parliament, the Workers' Party (WP) is now the strongest Opposition party. It seems like Low Thia Khiang wants to be the OFFICIAL Leader of the Opposition. Would that happen?
"So you mean I can only be framed up?"
Vote for Low Thia Khiang. Vote for arrogance and disrespect!