The Secretary-General of the People's Power Party (PPP), Goh Meng Seng, has expressed his "utter disappointment" with the latest statement made by the Dr Tan Cheng Bock's Progress Singapore Party.
He made it clear that PSP had provided an inaccurate context to the statement made by Alex Tan, and feels that the are trying to shift the blame to others.
It seems to insinuate member of the proposed alliance was the culprit who relay the comment to Main Stream media because Alex Tan made that comment in whatsapp group with members of the proposed alliance in it. He was just commenting "in jest".
That is really far from the truth. It wasn't some ghostly person who pass the comment to Main Stream Media aka ST but they read about his comment from TOC and maybe Independent SG as well.
Alex Tan has confirmed that he repeated that "jest comment" to editor of Terry Xu.
He then urged the PSP to preserve their integrity by admitting the mistake and apologising for it.
Goh has a valid point. A mistake has been made by Alex Tan. He undermined the leaders of his fellow opposition members. That can't be excused, whatever the context may be.
PSP has to demonstrate that it has the integrity required to be representatives of the people. With Dr Tan at the helm, this is not an impossible task.