24 Dec '11, 11am

Significant part attributed to MP Seng Han Thong is false: Shanmugam

Significant part attributed to MP Seng Han Thong is false: Shanmugam

SINGAPORE: Law and Foreign Affairs Minister K Shanmugam said that a significant part of what has been attributed to MP Seng Han Thong by people and netizens over his recent comments is false. Mr Shanmugam said: "A significant part of what has been attributed to Mr Seng is false, to be quite blunt about it." Weighing in on the controversial remarks, Mr Shanmugam said the key point is that Mr Seng had sought to rebut a statement made by an officer from train operator SMRT. Mr Shanmugam said: "Han Thong heard over the radio what an officer from MRT said, essentially suggesting that poor language skills of Chinese, Indian and Malay drivers who work with SMRT were part of the problem in the inadequacy of the response by SMRT. Seng Han Thong strongly disagreed with this comment. "So when he went on TV, he referred to this comment, and in essence made the point that the language ...

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