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Former PAP NMP Calvin Cheng Slams Pritam Singh's Salary Donation As Wayang And Divisive Politics

Former PAP NMP Calvin Cheng Slams Pritam Singh's Salary Donation As Wayang And Divisive Politics

PAP IB Calvin Cheng unleashed two Facebook posts to stir controversy over WP Pritam Singh's generosity for donating 50% of his salary. Calvin Cheng said Pritam Singh was participating in political theatre (wayang) by publicly announcing his salary donation while bringing up his family. Calvin Cheng said his donation was an "unnecessary sacrifice" and likened this move to a popularity contest to score political points.

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CALVIN CHENG: DR LEE IS UNREALISTIC - CONTEMPT LAW IS NECESSARY IN AGE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

But we CANNOT mete out justice according to public opinion. This would be mob-rule.

We therefore need these laws to ensure that justice is not served according to public opinion.

This is especially so in the age of social media, where self-appointed vigilantes think they are policemen, prosecutors, judges and executioners. They now have to think twice before meting out mob-justice, whilst a case is ongoing.

In my opinion, the codification of contempt of court laws into statute cannot come any sooner.

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CALVIN CHENG: TRASH SITE LIKE ALLSGSTUFF IS CRITICISING ME FOR ATTACKING IAN CHONG

In his own words, he said "The trash sites allsingapore stuff and independentsg have printed articles attacking me for criticising an NUS academic Dr. Chong Ja Ian, who posts on Facebook under 'Ian Chong'. I have been watching this individual for some time now, and he stalks political pages making snide remarks at Ministers, MPs and pro-Government people."

He expressed his belief that the professor is an online troll and is purposely antagonistic to the PAP government, often making snide remarks about PAP ministers and MPs.

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