02 Jun '11, 2am

Inderjit Singh clarifies his earlier 'awkward' comment in TODAY, gets rebuke from editor instead #sgelections

I wish to highlight to you an article carried by your publication on May 28, "PAP MPs surprised Dr Tan might run for President". I was quoted as saying: "For Presidential Elections, there's always been a candidate that the Government supports ... it's quite clear that we will be fully behind this person so it will be very awkward (to have Dr Tan in the contest)." The text, provided in the parenthesis, which was added into my quote, did not accurately reflect my thoughts and sentiments nor were they something I had alluded to. By adding these words, the reporter has created an impression among readers that it would be awkward for Dr Tan to contest in the Presidential Elections. In actuality, this is not what I had meant or said. The "we" I referred to in my quote were the PAP party members and, therefore, I clearly meant that we will be behind the government-backed candidat...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Voices/EDC110602-0000027/Clear...

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