25 Apr '11, 12pm

PAP team questions SDP candidate's election motive

PAP team questions SDP candidate's election motive

THE People's Action Party (PAP) team at Holland-Bukit Timah GRC has questioned the political motivations of Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) candidate Vincent Wijeysingha, pointing to an online video that shows him at a forum discussing gay issues. The PAP team, led by Community, Youth and Sports Minister Vivian Balakrishnan, said in a statement on Monday night that the video 'promotes gay causes' and the forum discussion had touched on topics like 'sex with boys and whether the age of consent for boys should be 14 years of age'. 'We believe that candidates should be upfront about their political agenda and motives, so that voters are able to make an informed choice,' said the statement, signed off by Dr Balakrishnan, and his teammates, Mr Christopher De Souza, Mr Liang Eng Hwa and Ms Sim Ann. 'The issue is not Wijeysingha's sexual orientation. That is a matter for him. Th...

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