IT HAS not been a happy new year so far for the Workers' Party MP for Hougang, Mr Yaw Shin Leong, who has become the subject of a raging online firestorm.
Allegations about his personal life were posted online last Friday and have gone viral on several forums.
His Facebook page was also peppered with postings. While a few suggest that the allegations are a smear campaign, others want him to respond to the allegations or apologise if they are true and move on.
Mr Yaw, who is married, is alleged to have had an affair with a married woman who is a member of an opposition party.
The WP leadership is aware of the allegations, but so far everyone connected to the case is keeping mum.