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Dr. Chee Soon Juan’s Reply To Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan (Transcript)

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Dr. Chee’s statement on Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan’s cheap shot.

I can’t say too much on it, except that he’s done what Dr. Balakrishnan had asked the SDP to do – state upfront on whether it is pursuing a gay agenda.

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Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan has asked whether the SDP is pursuing a gay agenda. Let me state categorically: We are not pursuing a gay agenda and none of our MPs will.

Our candidates have been selected because of their ability to serve you, the people of Singapore, as your representatives in parliament. They have stepped forward because they love this country, and they know that Singaporeans yearn for an alternative voice in parliament. That’s the only agenda.

I know each and every one of them, and I am so proud of them. They are people of integrity and capability. When we speak up, we do so for all Singaporeans because we serve all Singaporeans, not just a segment of Singaporeans. At the very core of our country and our national pledge, is the creed that we do not discriminate against anyone, be it on the basis of the colour of the skin, the face and the heart, whether they are young or old, or what their sexual orientation is.

This is why we are so disappointed that Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan raised this issue in such a manner. He did not have the courage to say what he really wanted to say at first, and he was beating around the bush.

We call on Dr. Balakrishnan not to continue in this manner. I can only hope that he will not adopt smear tactics in this campaign, and we ask him not to go down this road. We are betting that, we can disagree on policies and not have to resort to personal attacks. Let us lead Singapore to a higher level of politics.

Dr. Balakrishnan has asked us the question: Will the SDP pursue a gay cause? I answer forthrightly and without equivocation: No.

Now I would like to ask Dr. Balakrishnan to reciprocate: Will he now make public the accounts of the YOG and debate our Holland-Bukit Timah team, in the interest of transparency and accountability?

We hope Dr. Balakrishnan will not equivocate and accept our invitation.

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Written by aweirdlittlebird

April 25, 2011 at 3:22 pm

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