Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean has expressed his disappointment at the vicious smear campaign launched by WP supporters online to discredit and demolish the PAP candidate for Hougang Mr Desmond Choo.
Speaking to the media during a tour of Hougang on Monday, DPM Teo said he was disappointed with what has been written online by WP supporters:
“There is another aspect of the campaign this time round, by and large it has been good, and it has been clean. But there is one aspect which has saddened me and disappointed me a little particularly online.”
One WP supporter by the name of Seah Ee Onn has earlier accused Mr Desmond Choo of asking his grandmother to vote for him in exchange of an unknown ‘gift’. He had since deleted his comment left on Facebook.
“Those who claim to be supporters of the Workers’ Party dragged in their grandmothers, made all sorts of wild accusations, even unfortunately tried to capitalise on a tragic incident to make voters angry and emotional.”
Besides Seah, other WP supporters have also been hurling all kinds of wild, baseless and malicious allegations at Mr Choo including one extremist socio-political blog with a pathetic low readership claiming that he attributed his ‘low’ rally turnout to his friends playing ‘Diablo 3′, a PC game.
“I am very saddened by that, they claim to be supporters of the Workers’ Party, I think they should stop doing that. I am ashamed people are doing these kinds of things on the net,” DPM Teo added.
WP supporters are so confident of WP’s chances this Saturday that they have already popped the champagne to celebrate with some predicting a even ‘bigger’ margin of victory than last year.
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