Leon Perera

WP NCMP LEON PERERA: CRUX IS NOT LEE FAMILY DISPUTE, BUT ABUSE OF POWER!

In a bid to refocus parliament onto proper issues of state and to move away from the Lee family drama, Non-Constituency Member of Parliament Leon Perera reminded those in parliament today that the crux of the debate should not center around 38 Oxley Road house or the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew's last will or even on the affairs of the Lee family.

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WP MP LEON PERERA: LEGAL ONLINE GAMBLING WILL TEMPT S'POREANS TO GAMBLE FOR 1ST TIME

I have filed the Parliamentary question below on the government's move to allow online gambling. Those who are currently using illegal online gambling sites may not switch to the two new legal sites, especially if they think they can get better odds on overseas sites. However the presence of legal online gambling may tempt some Singaporeans who were afraid of taking the illegal route to experiment with legal online gambling for the first time. After all, it's legal, right? Once they try it, they might get hooked. They and their loved ones could then pay the price. Instead of switching illegal online gamblers to local, legal sites, the government's move could expand the total population of online gamblers both legal plus illegal.

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WP LEON PERERA: DOES TAN CHUAN-JIN KNOW THE MEANING OF "STIRRING HATE & ANGER"?

I was surprised to read Minister Tan Chuan-Jin's reply to Mr Png Eng Huat's post on queueing at the JB checkpoint, which stated that the post was "aimed at stirring hate and anger." Mr Png's post was a reflection on his experience of seeing some grassroots leaders and residents receiving expedited clearance. It was not inflammatory.

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LEON PERERA RESIGNS FROM THE INDEPENDENT S'PORE TO PROTECT WP'S REPUTATION

I would like to announce that I am stepping down from the advisory board of The Independent Singapore (TISG) with immediate effect. I have decided to take this additional step to ensure that any perceived link to TISG does not distract public attention when policy positions are taken by the Workers' Party, particularly on issues related to media regulation. My recent appointment as Deputy Chair of the WP Media team also makes this a necessary move.

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PAP MP: WP HAS VESTED INTEREST IN COOLING DAY INVESTIGATION, TRYING TO INTERFERE?

The Workers' Party has issued a statement expressing concern over investigations into breaches of the Parliamentary Elections Act, in particular the Cooling-Off Day rules.
We should let the law take its course. WP Central Executive Committee Member and NCMP Mr Leon Perera has been linked to "The Independent SG" (TISG), one of the websites under investigation. Given this, WP should be aware that it could be seen as having an interest in the outcome of the investigation, and that every effort should be made by WP to avoid the impression that WP is trying to interfere with the investigation.

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