Though they are confident of a victory in the Hougang by-election, fanatical WP supporters are still going all the way out to secure support for the Workers Party, including resorting to hooliganism to intimidate Hougang voters who dared to criticize WP in cyberspace!
One day after WP leaders rained baseless, vicious and malicious attacks on the PAP candidate in Hougang Desmond Choo, WP supporters followed up with a smear campaign to discredit and demolish his character with one Seah Ee Onn claiming that Mr Choo had tried to ‘buy’ the vote of his grandmother.
The antics of WP supporters prompted Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean to express his disappointment and dismay:
“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 defamatory allegations at Mr Choo and even those who tried to defend him are not spared.
Two days ago, we published an article on young Hougang voters being disillusioned with WP which showed a conversation between three of them on Facebook.
They have since been ‘intimidated’ by WP supporters and have written to us to remove their particulars:
One Hougang resident wrote:
“My family and I have been harassed incessantly by WP supporters in both the online and real world after we expressed our desire to switch our support. My mother doesn’t even dare to go out now as her neighbors will keep exerting pressure on her. Is WP some kind of secret society? Their supporters are really frightening.”
WP leaders have been urging Hougang residents to vote for the party to preserve ‘democracy’ in Singapore, but democracy involves freedom of choice and it appears that WP supporters have been forcing their choice on others who do not share the same political views as them.
We advise Hougang residents who have been threatened or harassed by any WP leader, member or supporter to lodge a police report immediately.
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