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PAP Aljunied team accused netizens of ‘slander’ that it is pressing charges against mentally challenged boy

Posted by singaporege2011 on May 4, 2011

PAP candidates for Aljunied GRC has denied online allegations that it is pressing charges against a mentally challenged boy who slammed a chair on a glass door during a Meet-the-People session chaired by Cynthia Phua in 2009.

In a note on its Facebook page, the team labelled the allegations and reports “slander that has been viralling online“.

“We didn’t press charges. The mother and son have been coming to MPS regularly and we had been helping them to get financial aid. We had continued to help after the incident and we will continue doing so,” it added.

The PAP candidates should provide concrete evidence to show that they were being slandered instead of throwing wild accusations at netizens.

The online allegations were made based on a New Paper report on 8 May 2009 which were being circulated around.

In the article, it was reported that the mother had returned to the MPS again with her son to apologize to the MP who was then Lim Hwee Hua. It stated that the hand-written apology by the teenager was NOT ACCEPTABLE to Ms Lim.

‘I made it very clear to (the mother) that this is unacceptable behaviour. It is not justifiable in any circumstance. There’s no excuse to be violent,’ Mrs Lim told The New Paper.

She also explained that she was not in a position to excuse or forgive the boy.

‘I was not present and the police are investigating into the matter. I believe the police will take into consideration the mitigating factors,’ said Mrs Lim.

It was very clear that though either Ms Phua or one of her grassroots leader have lodged a police report against the poor child which got him ARRESTED.

Ms Lim did not mitigate on behalf of him and the charges may be dropped eventually because there is no case against him.

The PAP team for Aljunied should come forward and explain why they need to make a police report against a mentally challenged child for an action which was committed in the spur of the moment.


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