Mr Pritam Singh (Aljunied): Thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker. Just a follow-up to the Minister’s reply with regard to the researcher who said, as I understood Minister’s reply, that it was a media publication that actually misquoted him and it sounds like a very serious case of being misquoted. Can I confirm whether MHA then reached out to the publication to enquire why the piece was eventually published as it was, in view of the sensitivity of this subject?
Mr K Shanmugam: Sir, I do not keep track of whether my Ministry reaches out to media to find out. What we do know and what is factual, is that we issued a statement categorically rebutting the report, and the person who was supposedly quoted has written to us to say all these things.
Ministry of Home Affairs
8 May 2023