Vikram Nair: It is ‘deceptive’ of TOC to attribute ‘LIES’ to me
Posted by temasektimes on March 2, 2012
PAP MP and lawyer Vikram Nair has slammed socio-political blog The Online Citizen (TOC) for attributing ‘lies’ to him.
TOC had earlier published an article by Ng Ee-Jay this morning with the misleading title “Vikram Nair compares Chen Show Mao’s proposals to a Nigerian scam” with a photo of Mr Nair on top and attributed to him the following quote: “Investing in People = Nigerian Scam”.
In a detailed explanation posted on his Facebook, Mr Nair rubbished the TOC’s article:
“The key thrust of this article is that I considered investing in the elderly, the disabled, the poor and other needy Singaporeans as being akin to a Nigerian scam. The insinuation is that I do not care about these groups is totally false.”
Mr Nair added that he had never said anywhere in his parliamentary speech that “Investing in people = Nigerian scam” and described the attribution as ‘false’ and ‘misleading’.
This is not the first time TOC had attributed lies to PAP MPs to portray them in a negative light. In December last year, it twisted the words of another MP Seng Han Thong made on BlogTV to make him sound like a ‘racist’, sparking an outcry among netizens who were misled by its article.
Read Mr Vikram Nair’s explanation on his Facebook here.