In response to the inflammatory post by Minister Tan Chuan-Jin accusing Mr Png Eng Huat of “stirring hate and anger” against him and his residents, Worker’s Party Leon Perera has given his view on Facebook today at 2.12PM.
“I was surprised to read Minister Tan Chuan-Jin’s reply to Mr Png Eng Huat’s post on queueing at the JB checkpoint, which stated that the post was “aimed at stirring hate and anger.”
Mr Png’s post was a reflection on his experience of seeing some grassroots leaders and residents receiving expedited clearance. It was not inflammatory.
Tomorrow is Singapore’s Racial Harmony Day. We celebrate it at a time when some prominent voices around the world are calling for hatred and anger against those who are not like them.
Surely we should apply such strong labels as “stirring hate and anger” only to those few dangerous individuals who are really seeking to do that.”