The Singapore Police are beginning the contact of persons relevant to the investigation into possible offences by the Workers’ Party’s (WP) Pritam Singh and Faisal Manap.
The two were referred to the public prosecutor after being accused of lying and contempt during the Committee of Privileges hearing in relation to Raeesah Khan’s conduct.
The matter was then referred to the police by the public prosecutor.
The Singapore Police said that they have been “going through the evidence provided by the Parliament and will now be engaging the persons relevant to the case as part of the investigations into the possible offences disclosed”, according to The Straits Times.
A parliamentary committee was set up to look into the lies that Raeesah Khan had told in Parliament on 3 August and 4 October, and they had reportedly found acts of misconduct during their investigations.
The committee then said on 10 February that Singh and Faisal should be referred to the public prosecutor for investigations, to see if criminal proceedings should be induced.
The committee had said in their report that Singh was the “operating brain” behind Khan’s decision not to clarify the lie that she told in Parliament.
Faisal is being accused of contempt of Parliament for his refusal to answer questions that the COP posed to him during proceedings.
Leader of the Opposition, Pritam Singh, later said that he completely rejects the findings of the report, and that “at no time did (I) instruct Ms Khan to hide the truth” during a parliamentary sitting in February earlier this year.
He also said that he intends to clear his name by cooperating with the public prosecutor.