SINGAPORE EDITION 2012
Who will you vote for?
Yaw Shin Leong
Yaw Shin Leong was a rising star in the Workers’ Party, holding the position of Treasurer in the party and was a Member of Parliament representing the constituency of Hougang after the 2011 Singapore General Elections until he was expelled by the party in February 2012 for an alleged extramarital affair. He was the first man to be brought down by a sex scandal in 2012. A string of many would follow.
Unidentified underage prostitute
An unidentified underage prostitute had commercial sex with over 50 men and caused all of them to be charged and sentenced. Many prominent men of high social status and/or wealth were brought down by their moment of lust, including Lee Lip Hong, former principal of Pei Chun Public School; Howard Shaw, former executive director of the Singapore Environment Council and grandson of Shaw Organisation founder, Runme Shaw; and Gary Ng, a sex fiend nicknamed “Singapore Edison Chen"
Pastor Kong Hee
Co-founder of mega church, City Harvest, Pastor Kong Hee was charged by the Singapore Commissioner of Charities together with 5 other of his church leaders in June. The 6 of them are accused of putting S$24 million into sham investments to help fund the music career of Pastor Kong’s wife, Sun Ho. Another S$26 million worth of church funds were then allegedly misappropriated to balance the church’s account books.
Cecilia Sue Siew Nang
IT sales executive Cecilia Sue Siew Nang is the mystery women who is involved in an alleged commercial corruption case involving former Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) chief Ng Boon Gay. As the drama over their sordid affairs unfold in the courtroom, Cecilia taught Singaporeans new meaning to phrases like “Do u DIY?"
Within 48 hours, Amy Cheong was fired from her cushy job as an Assistant Director at NTUC because of racist remarks she made on her Facebook and was chastised by no less than Minister Lim Swee Say and even Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Internet is serious business. Amy learned it the hard way.
Tey Tsun Hang
National University of Singapore law professor, Tey Tsun Hang, 41, was charged in court in July with 6 offences in relation to a sex-for-grades graft probe involving former student Darinne Ko Wen Hui.
Alvin Tan Jye Yee
Malaysian ASEAN scholar, Alvin Tan Jye Yee, 24, gained notoriety for posting explicit photos and videos of himself and his girlfriend online. He has since been stripped of his scholarship by the National University of Singapore.
People’s Action Party’s MP for Punggol East Single Member Constituency and Speaker of the House in the Parliament of Singapore, Michael Palmer resigned from his positions on 12 December due to an affair with a member of the People’s Association, Ms Laura Ong, a constituency director of Pasir Ris West Constituency Office. He rounded up a year of sex scandals and sordid affairs, kicked started by his opposite in blue, Yaw Shin Leong.
And the winner is .......