Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing called on WP Dennis Tan to substantiate his claim that a PAP team had moved his election posters down.
Speaking in Parliament on Thursday (3 Sep), Mr Chan said it was a ‘serious allegation‘ and should be substantiated with evidence, more so because the allegations are ‘made in this House’.
On Monday in Parliament, Dennis Tan, MP for Hougang had said that a resident told him she had witnessed the PAP team moving WP posters from their original height.
“She showed me where they allegedly took place, and I had no reason to doubt what she said,” Mr Tan had said.
The ELD had not received any report on the matter during the election.
“In the spirit of constructive politics that we discussed in recent days in this House, it cannot be that a member stands up to raise doubts, and does not follow through to substantiate his allegations, ” Mr Chan said.
Mr Chan revealed in Parliament that the ELD had invited Mr Tan to file a report so that the matter could be investigated.
However, Mr Tan replied that he did not make a report to ELD during the General Election as he was focusing on his election campaign and he had no plans to do so now.
All allegations thoroughly and impartially investigated to protect the integrity of the election processes and to be fair to all parties involved
“ELD takes all such allegations seriously, and will investigate them thoroughly and impartially,” said Mr Chan. “This is to be fair to all parties involved, protect the integrity of the election processes, and continue to uphold trust in our elections.”