Last evening, a post by “an ordinary Singaporean” went somewhat viral with on social media, saying how two opposition parties were backstabbing each other during their walkabouts.
A Facebook account by a person named, Rommel Tan wrote that he was greeted by a group of volunteers from political party, SingFirst on Sunday, asking he and his family not to trust and vote for National Solidarity Party (NSP). He was subsequently approached by Steve Chia from NSP and said the same words to him.
Rommel went on to say how a member of parliament from the People’s Action Party (PAP) came to him to ask about his well-being and his family instead of saying stuff about the opposition parties.
Denial of allegations by Rommel Tan
However, Steve Chia, who was mentioned, wrote a post to clarify the matter. He said that he does not know who the person is and has not spoken the words that were attributed to him.
Chia goes on to say that he has respect for all opposition members as well as members from SingFirst and would not say things such as “SingFirst are useless.”
“It is my basic principle not to bad-mouth another politician or Opposition Party.” wrote Steve Chia.
He added that there does not seem to be any PAP MP or Minister walkabout yesterday morning at Tampines St 81 market area and ending his post with a hashtag, “â€ª#PAPIBâ€¬ hard at work.”
TOC contacted Tan Jee Say, Secretary General of SingFirst on the issue, and Mr Tan said that he had checked with his members and no one claims to have said the words that were attributed to them.
Glee by pro-establishment pages and individuals
Pro-establishment pages such as the Fabrications about PAP have shared the post and ridiculing the opposition parties on the matter.Close to hundred Facebook shares on Fabrication about PAP
Even the former nominated member of parliament, a member of the Media Literacy Council, Calvin Cheng shared the post on his account but has since taken down the post.
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