Tag Archives: Benjamin Lim

SDP: MINISTER SHANMUGAM, STOP BLAMING OTHERS FOR YOUR OWN MISTAKES

Benjamin committed suicide on 26 January 2016. Did it have to take five full weeks for the Minister to address the issue? Contrast this to another case where a 4-year-old boy had fallen through a grille-less open window to his death. This happened on 6 October 2015. On 15 October 2015, Mr Shanmugam published a post on his Facebook, commiserating with the boy's family and lambasting the contractor for not doing his job.

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TOC RESPONDS: INACCURATE NEWS FACTS ARE NOT FALSEHOODS, WE DO NOT MISLEAD OUR READERS

TOC prides itself on being an open platform. We welcome contributions and have very little control over what the public choose to write about. In Benjamin’s case, questions were raised, and people wanted answers. Their reactions were spontaneous. It was hardly an “orchestrated campaign”. Finally, we would like to point out that “inaccuracies” are not the same as “falsehoods”. Given the dearth of information available to us, it is natural that some of our reports were not fully accurate.

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CHEE SOON JUAN: WHY IS SHANMUGAM SILENT ABOUT BENJAMIN LIM’S DEATH?

In October last year, a 4-year-old boy fell to his death from an open window that had no grilles. Back then, Mr K Shanmugam spoke up very promptly, writing on his Facebook. Mr Shanmugam was angry – and justifiably so. Still, his aggressive tone was surprising. After all, he didn't possess, at least at the time he wrote his post, all the facts pertaining to the episode.

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