Friday, November 24, 2006

News Flash: Salim's Press release

Salim has issued a press statement to Straits Time with regards to the inaccurate report about him buying the Cheng Tng for Dr. Chee and his comrades during the IMF protest:

From Salim's blog:

PRESS STATEMENT: Clarification to The Sunday Times Report

Hi all, I've already issued a press statement to the local media, specifically to the Sunday Times. Here's the statement:

Dear Editor,

I refer to your newspaper report, "What's the story?", dated 12 November 2006.

The article stated that," But Mr Abdul Salim, a WP candidate in Ang Mo kio GRC during the May General Election, did more than just look. Along with some other young WP members, he bought some cold cheng tng for Dr Chee and comrades..." I wish to clarify that there is one factual error in this paragraph. I did not buy the cold cheng tng for Dr Chee and his comrades.

Although i was present at Hong Lim Park as an observer and a concerned citizen to bear witness to the protest carried out by Dr Chee and his comrades, but at no time did I buy any cheng tng for them. Your inaccurate report has caused tremendous confusion and unnecessary distress to my supporters, party colleagues and family members.

I am dissappointed that your reporters did not check the facts with me, no matter how minor it is, before publishing them. Small inaccurate details like this could create false impression and mislead your readers. It may also discredit your newspaper as a reliable source of information to Singaporeans at large. I hope that your reporters could be more factually responsible in their writing in future so as to avoid such harm to both your newspaper as well as the people concerned in your articles.

Yours Sincerely,

Abdul Salim Harun

My press statement will also be put up at the WP Youth Wing Website shortly.

32 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nw then put up press statement? Show how "efficient" u r. No wonder jus an ITE grad who challneged harvard/cambridge/stanford trained PAP, really paled in comparison. As admitted by GMS tht it was melvin tan instead who buy the cehng teng, if tht was the case why salim leave tht out? A press statement tht dont give the full details also?

Anonymous said...

If indeed it was melvin tan who buy the cheng tng why leave out tht detail? The only purpose is to show tht no WP member ever showed support for another political party. If it was indeed melvin tan wouldnt it also cause tremendous confusion and unnecessary distress to his supporters, party colleagues and family members? I think the crux of the matter lies in why salim did not went on to further clarify it was another WP guy who buy the dessert. Whhy purposely "black out" this fact (as admitted by none other than GMS). Seems like "blacking out" ceratin important details is of paramount concern to WP. "Blacking out" certain important details paled in comparision to minor inaccuracies in reporting.

Anonymous said...

Hot cheng tng, Cold cheng tng, yakkaty yak yak, what's the big ho-hum deal. So what if it's even the police guarding them who buys them tea or coffee. YEAH! Big blinking deal!

Don't let the distractors distract us from the important issues affecting all of Singaporeans. Democracy, Freedom, Transparency, Help For The Poor, etc.

Don't be tricked, distracted, bogged down by such issue as "WHO BOUGHT THE COLD CHENG TNG" Wake the hell up guys. Looks like you guys have bought it - hook, line and sinker - by people who are out to hookwink and divert you from real issues and make you look STUPID! (But I have to give it to them...they are really really good)

Anonymous said...

I would urge the above poster not to talk abt distraction. R u in the same category as tht liar. The moment he was exposed he gave an lousy excuse abt being distracted. This seems to be a standard excuse given by WP supporters. As admitted by GMS it was another WP chap who bought the dessert. If tht was really tht case y purposely leave tht out. Whoever bought tht dessert was a non isue, the issue was another WP guy who bought it. The whole purpose of leaving out tht important detail (admitted by GMS himself) is simply telling tht at no time did WP support SDP, which was not the case. Maybe melvin tan was afraid to suffer the same fate as GMS or CTL. lol!!!

Anonymous said...

"....,the issue was another WP guy who bought it"

"The whole purpose of leaving out tht important detail..."

OMG!!! IT's so scandalous!! A opposition member of one party supporting certain views or actions of another oppositon party members. This is absolutely shocking!! How could this happen in Singapore!!!

Heh...Heh..This (anon..11:01) guy sure gets him priorities right. I mean with this "hot" issue in hand, he/she is going to be the "talk" king/queen in the neighbourhood wet market/kopt tiam with all aunties and uncles. Seriously you have got it. Forget about issues like GST, NS, cost of living, poor families, etc. You have got the "REAL" issue. You are the greatest!!!

Watch your tongue people. You are all liars if you don't talk about anon 11.01 hot issue above.

Anonymous said...

Wah lau!!.

Why like dat?! Soooo impotent. Nobody tell me one? Got free Cheng Tng to eat.

Eh give me one leh. I want the hot one. Cold at nite u know.

c k lim said...

sadly, all the attempts to show the opp up as petty, blowing minor things out of proportion in order to distract the public from major issues pale into insignificance when compared to the james gomez episode.

at least opp got good points when they point things out but the gomez ep, whats the point?

Anonymous said...

are you saying Petty Tong is not being petty by making a frivolous police report?

WP is only good at bullying citizens like you and me. Look at Gomez, GMS and Petty Tong, all in the same mould. When asked to challenge the PAP openly, they can only shut up.

Anonymous said...

You sissy lah, little bit also call bullying.

Anonymous said...

In GMS chn blg he justify himself as to why he has little time for his daughter. Instead of spending time with his young daughter, GMs divert all his energy, time and effort to bring down S'pore theu a welfare state. When Ms Goh (GMS daugeter) grew up I hope u will fully understand what kind of father u hv.

Anonymous said...

All Singaporeans please avoid CSJ's Message From Prison
at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnLqpYupQfg for it will poison your mind.

Anonymous said...

this guy liar, that guy liar. i sometimes lie to my girlfriend when "pak tor" with other girl also.

but to me the fellow who say he will make s'pore "an open n inclusive society" is the greatest liar. bcos I lie to one, he lie to million million people.

Anonymous said...

So u r the unfaithful husband like steve chia

Anonymous said...

Do you guys notice that GMS's daughter does not resemble him at all???

Hmm.....GMS, do you think you should go for a DNA test? I have serious doubts on your ability to please your wife in bed.

Anonymous said...

Hahahahaha....from cold cheng tng to DNA tests hahahahaha.... man u guys r really gooood! hahahahahaha...

Anonymous said...

Anon 7:09

aiyah! what unfaithful husband. still girlfriend. still not confirm yet whaattt. not confirm girl and boy still can go fishing righhttt? "Char bor"(girls) like u must not b so sensitive.

Anonymous said...

aiyah GMS's wife pretty what. you pple jealous meh? when you disturb yr opponents, leave their family out lah.

Anonymous said...

Ya lah. Only scums of low morals or no ethics will drag other innocent family members out to criticise.

Just goes to show the characters who are on the other "side of the fence".

Anonymous said...

Its not a matter his wife is pretty or not. Its GMS stand supporting another unfaithful husband, steve chia. If GMS can support infidelity then its only right tht Mrs Goh has her share of flings/tyrsts. This is a valid assumption.

Anonymous said...

Wah...Hahahahaha...from cold cheng tng to DNA test, now drag Mrs Goh into the picture...hahahahaha... just can't wait for what you gals can talk about...hahahahaha...

george said...

While I do not support of WP's apparent strategy of keeping a low profile, and choosing its battles carefully, I have no objections to everyone taking what they think is the best approach in the interest of Singapore. On the other hand, I think a little unity would go a long way here. Why shouldn't the WP express its disapproval of laws that unreasonably curb freedom of speech or curb the freedom of assembly? Or express support for a fellow Singaporean who is protesting such laws?

On a separate note, I imagine Meng Seng is trying to uphold the principle of freedom of speech here, but when some of the posters are clearly spouting nonsense and deliberately provocative or making personal attacks, I think you are entitled to and should remove these pest posts. If nothing else, it makes scrolling down to read the relevant posts rather tedious.

Anonymous said...

George is another "house gurading dog" sent by GMs to ward off criticisms. Wonder why GMS cant do it himself but got to rely on "house dogs"

Anonymous said...

I agree with George. It doesn't take much for WP to voice its disapproval of laws that curb the freedom of speech.

Its persistent refusal to do so means that it supports PAP's laws.

Anonymous said...

I'm curious why there is so much anti-WP sentiment around now. There is so much support for us during the GE. Has WP done anything seriously wrong?

Anonymous said...

To Anonymous 2:36 PM

There's nothing worst than a balls licking, ass smelling, shit eating pariah dog like you. Now run back to your mummy bitch eat shit with her and then try to die horribly as possible. OK?

Anonymous said...

Thts cos people has finally see the true colours of WP.

Anonymous said...

One actually wonders how much r these "house dogs" r paid by GMS? Well being so loyal and obedient maybe jus a bone will do. The most he will just send his wife to please these dogs in bed. lol

Anonymous said...

Now we see the true colour of the Wayang Party. Once under pressure disown your principles. If they had any guts, they would have put up a statement that is more defiant: "So what if I buy cheng tng for the demonstrator? Can I not buy food for stranger?"

This is not new. See James Gomez, after his trouble with the gahmen he chap bok overseas and stay so silent.

Clearly a party made of clay. If anyone believe the WP is growing in strength they will be sorely disappointed. At the next election, they will be no better than they are now. That's because you will see the PAP put more pressure and the WP pple will make chickenshit statement. I am sure even a hint of (no need real) legal actions from PAP, they will quai quai dissolve themself.

Anonymous said...

WP is playing it smart. Too smart for the running dogs trying to entrap them by making them get themselves into trouble. Try harder.

Anonymous said...

PAP poodle that's what the WP are!

Anonymous said...

To anon 5:44pm

Too nice to call them running dogs --- they are shit eating dogs that are being paid by their masters and let loose in this blog. Their masters don't have the balls to come out personally to comment here.

Anonymous said...

running dog eating whose shit?

WP only know how to kowtow to their PAP masters.

They should change their name to "Workers' Party for PAP"

They really work hard for the PAP!