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Onevoicehadbeensi-lentinthecontroversycurrentlyswirlingaroundSingapore’smostwell-knownwom-en’sgroup–thatofstalwartandthree-timepresidentConstanceSin-gam.Yesterdayafternoon,however,shebrokehersilenceinaletter–markedconfidential–tolong-timemembersoftheAssociationofWomenforActionandResearch(Aware).Shetoldthemshehadquitasad-visertothenewexecutivecommit-teesteeringthegroup.Asimmedi-atepastpresident,MrsSingam–un-derAware’sConstitution–automat-icallyearnedanadvisoryroletothenewcommittee.Thethree-pageletter,acopyofwhichwasobtainedbyTheSundayTimes,describedherunhappinesswiththenewteam,whichtookof-ficeafteraleadershipgrablastmonth.MrsSingam,72,wrotethatal-thoughtheteamhadpubliclysaidthattheywouldhonourAware’sfoundersandbuildonthegoodworkofpastmembers,theirprivatebehavioursuggestedotherwise.“Inprivatemeetings,theexcoshowedacompletelackofrespectforme,ignoringmyadviceandkeepingmeoutofanexcomeetingwhenIhadtherighttobethere,asstatedintheConstitution,”wroteMrsSingamwhohasservedthreetermsasAwarepreside...