Local media waging a campaign against SDP
The reports about Mr Ling How Doong saying that Dr Chee Soon Juan should be sacked as Secretary-General of the SDP is completely untrue. The SDP stands united in this election and is determined to speak up for the people.
It looks like the media is running a campaign aimed at unfairly discrediting the SDP before the hustings can even begin. Such reportage of the SDP is not surprising. The media has consistently tried to present the worst image of the SDP because the Party has called for reform of the political system in Singapore.
The SDP’s message to voters at the Sembawang GRC and Bukit Panjang SMC is resonating and the anger of the voters at the PAP will have a significant impact on the results in these wards.
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posted by Singapore Election
The offending article is posted below...
By Sharon Tong, Channel NewsAsia
SINGAPORE : The Singapore Democratic Party Chairman Ling How Doong says the party's Secretary-General Chee Soon Juan may be sacked from its Central Executive Committee.
Mr Ling was talking to the media shortly after arriving at Fajar Secondary School on Thursday morning to file his nomination paper to contest Bukit Panjang in the General Election.
Speaking at a separate media conference, Dr Chee denied he could be ousted from the party.
He said he had not heard a word from Mr Ling.
Dr Chee claimed he had not heard the report that he might be sacked from the Central Executive Committee.
He claimed he had called Mr Ling and was told that the chairman had denied the matter.
Mr Ling was not present at the news conference, while the rest of the team vying for Sembawang GRC was there.
Dr Chee and other members of the CEC currently face defamation suits brought on them by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew over their comments on the government's handling of the National Kidney Foundation issue.
These remarks were published in the SDP's newsletter.
The PAP leaders had sent letters of demand last Friday to all 12 members of the SDP's CEC that they were to apologise and pay damages or be sued.
But only four of them have apologised.
Dr Chee and a few other CEC members have said they will be fighting the defamation suits.
They also continued to sell the newsletter over the weekend.
The two PAP leaders are now seeking aggravated damages. - CNA /ct