Public Forum on Presidential Election Cancelled
I was looking forward to attending a REACH public forum on the Presidential Election set for today. Minister Shanmugam was due to speak and I wanted to hear what he had to say. I registered my attendance last week and was happy to receive a confirmation for my attendance. I was planning to attend with a few friends and family.
Unfortunately yesterday, l was disappointed to receive a message, that the forum was cancelled due to poor response.
This forum would have been a great platform for Singaporeans to seek clarification on the matter. I would like to take this opportunity to encourage Singaporeans to register for these forums and actively participate in discussions on this and other important national issues.
In response to Dr Tan Cheng Bock’s statement, REACH Singapore responded by saying that they did not received Dr Tan’s registration for the event.
Due to poor response for the REACH Public Forum, REACH has decided to cancel the public forum on 29 Sep. The notice of cancellation was made on 28 Sep. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
In response to queries, we confirm that we do not have any registration under the name of Dr Tan Cheng Bock for this dialogue. Thank you.”
Dr Tan reacted swiftly to REACH Singapore and clarified he registered under his alias Adrian Tan which had his NRIC.
“In response to REACH that I did not register? I did register under my alias Adrian Tan which is in my NRIC, the registration also asked for my NRIC number, mobile, address, and occupation which I supplied. My acceptance letter is attached, as well as my alias in my NRIC.”