02 May '11, 11am

'It was an honest mistake on my part': RP chief

'It was an honest mistake on my part': RP chief

REFORM Party (RP) chief Kenneth Jeyaretnam on Sunday admitted that he had made an 'honest mistake' when he misquoted the Prime Minister's condolence letter to his family on the death of his father. At a rally on Saturday night, Mr Jeyaretnam said Mr Lee Hsien Loong had written in his condolence letter to him and his brother about how their father Mr Joshua Benjamin Jeyaretnam 'had to be destroyed'. In response to this, PM Lee said at a press conference at the People's Action Party (PAP) headquarters on Monday afternoon that the Reform Party chief had 'made up' the comments. In his condolence letter, dated Sept 30, 2008, Mr Lee had written: 'I was sad to learn that your father, Mr Joshua Benjamin Jeyaretnam, has passed away.' The Prime Minister had also written how 'one had to respect Mr J B Jeyaretnam's dogged tenacity to be active in politics at his age' and that 'our dif...

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