If you don't believe that the election (GE) season is upon us, get this - it's the first day of Phase 2 and Dr Tan Wu Meng, a PAP MP for Jurong GRC, has published an article outlining how Singh supports the seemingly pro-Malaysia playwright and critic, Alfian Sa'at.
The title was short and abrupt - "Mr Pritam Singh supports Alfian Saat". The content painted Alfian as a Malaysian sympathiser and citizen-wannabe whose criticism of Singapore bordered on treachery.
It was a feeble attempt at warning Singh for his public support of Alfian.
This man grew up in Singapore. Singapore gave him his education and he earns a living here. An education and a living that is denied to many minorities in the region. And he constantly runs down Singapore, and says he would love to become a Malaysian, and that there is nothing wrong in accepting the Bumiputera policies here. And takes Malaysia’s side , when there are tensions between Malaysia and Singapore.
Mr Singh may not have read all these things that Alfian has said.
I suggest he read them carefully, and then tell us if he still thinks Alfian is a “loving critic” of Singapore
If he does, perhaps Mr Singh considers himself a “loving critic” of Singapore too?
Pritam has chosen a dignified response - not responding to the baiting with fire. He merely referred to Alfian as a loving critic and a son of Singapore.
Unsruprisingly, Alfian was not as magnimous in his rebuttal of Tan's accusations.
In his defence, Alfian remarked: