PSP’s Leong Mun Wai Asks If Secondhand Smoke Is A More Important Topic Than Criminal Justice
Update (29 Sep): In response to MS News queries, spokesperson for the Workers’ Party Media team, Leon Perera, has declined to comment on the result of the ballot and whether they will be filing the motion in the next Parliament.
From being convicted of theft to getting fully acquitted, ex-domestic helper Parti Liyani’s journey was one of the most riveting stories to hog headlines in 2020.
To officially discuss the criminal justice system with regard to her case, Sylvia Lim of Workers’ Party filed an Adjournment Motion (AM) on 14 Sep. Coincidentally, 4 other MPs filed as well to speak on their issues of interest.
Last night, the AM ballot results were announced. Nee Soon MP Louis Ng has been chosen to speak on the topic of “Protection against secondhand smoke in our homes”.
Following this development, NCMP Leong Mun Wai of Progress Singapore Party (PSP) posted on Facebook to express his wish that Ms Lim’s topic was addressed instead as it was a more pressing issue.
Leong Mun Wai hopes to hear debates about criminal justice system
On Wednesday (30 Sep), Mr Leong opined that most Singaporeans would probably prefer the Parti Liyani case to be heard first, compared to secondhand smoke.