Pritam Singh denies asking Raeesah Khan to take lie 'to the grave', but says no steps taken to correct untruth from Aug to Oct

Published:Dec 6, 202305:04


Mr Singh's account of an Aug 8 assembly with Ms Khan, WP chair Sylvia Lim and vice chair Faisal Manap, contradicts Ms Khan's testimony to the Committee.Ms Khan had mentioned in her listening to that Mr Singh, Ms Lim and Mr Faisal had informed her that the neatest thing for her to do can be to "continue with the narrative that she had already given in Parliament on Aug 3".But Mr Singh mentioned in his testimony that there was no substantive dialogue at the Aug 8 assembly at his dwelling on what to do about Ms Khan’s untruth.As Ms Khan was leaving Mr Singh’s home, he informed Ms Khan, “We’ll have to deal with this issue, but speak to your parents first”, the report mentioned.He had needed to give her time to converse to her mother and father, who didn't learn about the sexual assault, earlier than coming clear in Parliament, mentioned the report.The report additionally mentioned that "Mr Singh agreed that it would be fair to say that Ms Khan would have left the 8 Aug meeting not being very clear in her mind about the Party leaders’ instructions on how to deal with her lie".It was beforehand reported that Ms Khan had despatched a WhatsApp message to two different celebration members - Ms Loh Pei Ying and Mr Yudhishthra Nathan - after the Aug 8 assembly, claiming that she had been informed by WP leaders to take the message "to the grave". Mr Singh denied in his testimony that he had requested Ms Khan to do that.When requested why Ms Khan may need lied in her WhatsApp message, Mr Singh mentioned that Ms Khan had informed a WP disciplinary panel that she could have "disassociation".Dissociative problems contain a disconnection between an individual’s ideas, recollections, emotions or sense of who she or he is, and may lead to emotions of detachment or amnesia. It may be triggered by trauma or abuse in childhood, in accordance to the American Psychiatric Association's web site.Mr Singh requested the Committee to think about asking Ms Khan to go for a psychological evaluation, the report mentioned.

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