Judging by supporters’ comments online, both LHL and LTK won the face-off

You know what they say about arguing on the Internet

By Jonathan Lim |Martino Tan | May 29, 2014

In case you missed it, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Workers’ Party chief Low Thia Khiang had an epic war of words in Parliament yesterday.

And naturally, social media was abuzz with comments in support of their champions and also dismissive remarks for the other party.

Interestingly, people who supported Low felt that he won the debate while supporters of PM Lee also said that PM had emerged victorious at the end of the 13-minute exchange.

We cull some of the comments found online in support of their own favourite party chief:


For PM Lee:


For Low Thia Khiang:


And of course we have the neutral observers:


Politicians from both parties have found ways, such as social media, to root for their side too.

For PM Lee

Foreign Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam shared edited videos of the exchange on Facebook, focusing on WP’s position on population and the big issues.



The two edited videos were shared by Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin on Facebook.

But he had to share the video of the whole exchange after netizens commented that the edited video was shared by him to discredit WP.


Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Lawrence Wong also shared the edited video about WP’s position on population


For Low Thia Khiang:

Non Constituency MP (NCMP) Yee Jenn Jong criticised Radio 938 Live for only covering one side of the exchange (PM Lee’s quotes).

Punggol East MP Lee Li Lian reiterated Low’s point about WP being a responsible opposition.


NCMP Gerald Giam shared the full video of the exchange.


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