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行动党国会议员谢建平,也是国会《蓄意散播网路虚假信息》特选委员会成员。他改编和重新贴上Fabrications about the PAP (FAP) 的无稽之谈(见附件1网址),对四名新加坡年轻人的爱国忠诚质疑。这四名年轻人是:覃炳鑫博士、克丽丝玎.韩小姐、范国汉和刘敬贤(见附件2网址)。

《Fabrications about the PAP (FAP)》201991日在它的脸书网站上张贴了一则帖子:、《为什么无用的新加坡反对者一直把新加坡出卖给对新加坡有兴趣者外国人》(“Why do Singapore’s useless opposition always sell out Singapore to foreign interest?”

在当天晚些时候,谢建平在自己的脸书网页上指控说,这个集团在与(马来西亚)马哈蒂尔医生见面时,要求他干预新加坡的政治。他特别提起覃炳鑫博士的祝贺(马来亚)独立节日快乐和张素兰对最近在马来西亚柔佛州新山举行的一个有关“新加坡可以复制另一个马来西亚”的研讨会的视频评语。

几天后,他就不实指控张素兰是新加坡民主党党员一事,向新加坡民主党做出道歉。但是,他并没有向这4名青年人和张素兰做出道歉,或者删除这则具有侵犯他人的帖子。

谢建平是非常清楚获悉有关四名青年人与马哈蒂尔医生会面的的情况的。因为在他发表毫无事实根据的指控前,覃炳鑫博士、刘敬贤和克丽丝玎.韩小姐已经在自己的博客网站说明与马哈蒂尔医生见面的情况了。

《海峡时报》在同一天以《活跃分子邀请马哈蒂尔出席有关民主的会议》为标题,报道有关与马哈蒂尔医生见面的信息。这是一个具有误导性的标题。(见网址:https://www.straitstimes.com/…/activists-invite-mahathir-to…

是陈华彪和西山胡丁.拉昔邀请马哈蒂尔医生于2019年到伦敦出席这个民主会议。

假设他们是国会《蓄意散播虚假信息》特选委员会成员。应该其着模范作用的表率。他们必须是核实四名新加坡年轻人所说的有关于与马哈蒂尔医生见面的事实,而不是错误地指控这些年轻人。

山姆根,身为部长,也是国会《蓄意散播虚假信息》特选委员会成员之一,黄永宏也是另一位部长,同时,另一位是前外交部官员Bilahari Kausikan等人 ,不止选择附和谢建平毫无根据的指控。同时,也参与进行了散播虚假信息、未经确认和误导性有关四名谢建平青年人与马哈蒂尔医生见面的报道。他们这样的行为是对无辜的新加坡公民的伤害。

四名年轻人与马哈蒂尔医生见面根本就不存在着任何的错误或者是非法定问题。行动党属下青年团本身也邀请过中国共产党作为贵宾到新加坡。新加坡总理李显龙也在马来西亚大选过后不久(2018518日),越过长堤对马来西亚进行正式官方访问,与总理马哈蒂尔医生见面。

一些年轻人马哈蒂尔医生一起拍照并不存在着对新加坡不忠,或者是属于叛国者的行为。在独裁者金正恩访问新加坡期间,一些部长 通过自拍形式与他合拍。

谢建平了拒绝新加坡人要求他对有关的指控进行澄清并删除有关的帖子。

随着谢建平的不确实和具有性误导性的信息的散播,让我们质疑地注意到,由克丽丝玎.韩、覃炳鑫博士和范国汉三位共同致函给总理李显龙提到了有关山姆根部长的作为。这是对一个好政府的原则的践踏。一个被指控为罪犯者咋能成为调查者、或者是扮演裁判者判决这些行为属于触犯法律?

行动党不负责任的虚假指控和散播虚假信息,已经造成了对无辜的公民的伤害,以及在人们当中制造分裂是不负责任的。

谢建平和山姆根身为也是国会《蓄意散播虚假信息》特选委员会成员,他们是不应该进行散播虚假信息。他们这样的行为是不负责任的。他们必须辞去也是国会《蓄意散播虚假信息》特选委员会的职位,以及向四名年轻的新加坡人和张素兰道歉。我们要求他们承认自己犯下的错误。他们必须纠正错误和辞职。

 

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附件:

一、《为什么无用的新加坡反对者一直把新加坡出卖给对新加坡有兴趣者外国人》(见网址:“Why do Singapore’s useless opposition always sell out Singapore to foreign interest?” https://www.facebook.com/…/a.24573592214…/1844558165600183/…

二、见网址:https://www.facebook.com/SeahKianPeng/posts/1816993741712245?__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARC3YiW05VkPTQzPmp7Utk6XWzsvviY3CKWzCuB8MkYMM9wJXUA6jV1Xq-exyo1FvVFVgT8NC15X0T8bKJi3W-BwOmUl1UpKJ3-vTLqy504gcyNUZPmbnPLw9x8a7QWKr3K4me-qKXM1yt7D-EguL-ruUBDZFdqSg7_c4QxortN5aFgjvvAKfg&__tn__=-R

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 [1] See “Why do Singapore’s useless opposition always sell out Singapore to foreign interest?” https://www.facebook.com/…/a.24573592214…/1844558165600183/… )

[2] https://www.facebook.com/SeahKianPeng/posts/1816993741712245?__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARC3YiW05VkPTQzPmp7Utk6XWzsvviY3CKWzCuB8MkYMM9wJXUA6jV1Xq-exyo1FvVFVgT8NC15X0T8bKJi3W-BwOmUl1UpKJ3-vTLqy504gcyNUZPmbnPLw9x8a7QWKr3K4me-qKXM1yt7D-EguL-ruUBDZFdqSg7_c4QxortN5aFgjvvAKfg&__tn__=-R

Quotes from the various people involved who blogged about their experience in KL. 节录有关涉及事件者叙述系在吉隆坡与马哈蒂尔医生见面的情况:

覃炳鑫博士于2018830日在脸书网页上发表了有关与马哈蒂尔医生的见面:(见网址:https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10105206868076431&set=a.529313958421&type=3&theater

今天我与马来西亚总理敦马哈蒂尔医生见面。我要求他领导推动东南亚的民主、人权、言论自由已经获取信息自由的运动。我同时表达了促进新加坡人民与马来西亚人民之间更加紧密的关系。我赠送给他一本书籍:《与神话共舞》(“Living with Myths in Singapore”)( August 2018 PJ Thum posted on facebook about meeting Mahathir

I met with Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir today. I urged him to take leadership in Southeast Asia for the promotion of democracy, human rights, freedom of expression, and freedom of information. I also expressed hopes for closer relations between the people of Malaysia and Singapore, and presented him with a copy of “Living with Myths in Singapore”. (见网址:https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10105206868076431&set=a.529313958421&type=3&theater)

831日,覃炳鑫博士在网页上发布 了一则祝词帖子,“祝贺穆迪卡节日快乐”(Selamat Hari Merdeka以及祝贺新加坡人民“第二次非正式独立日快乐”(wishes the people of Singapore a “happy unofficial independence day” )(见网址:(https://www.facebook.com/pjthum/posts/10105207399551351?__xts__[0]=68.ARB_n3LaIGQqeooHQXnA0_FUnV23gP_GwIfFX8h1xBLifyYcXNI7UCdst9w7ZnBIIV1RgzEXgz8_KDOc4csFQ40y3ZTJEoWxwwZKYY3CrRx084qoxsSOE6tRa2xCi3h06ZxOew4c6eUUffJmBvVdu0Jnje3rTcLqV9-LRE2GO3dYqjetovQLhxU&__tn__=-R

刘敬贤在同一天在自己的网页上发表了他与马哈蒂尔医生见面的帖子:

也许是一下幼稚,不知道已知或者未知的议程,但是,今天不要错过在近距离观察一个人的机会。尽管可能产生的视觉敏感度。他本来就不是一个受争议的政治家和领袖。但是,看到他使用太极似的招式巧妙的解决棘手问题总是令人着迷的,以及奇怪混合的变化?(主要的是?)他的思想和观点的连续性。(
A little naive perhaps, with known and unknown agendas everywhere, but didn’t pass up the chance to observe the man up close again today, despite the possibly sensitive nature of the optics. He’s never been an uncontroversial politician and leader, but it’s always fascinating to see the adroitness in batting away tricky questions with practiced taichi moves and the strange mixture of change and (mostly?) continuity in his thoughts andoutlook.(
见网址:https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10156500116471181&set=a.10153472443236181&type=3&theater)

克里斯蒂.韩小姐在自己的博客谈了与马哈蒂尔医生的见面:

我与马哈蒂尔的见面——出于好奇和好管闲事的内心太——我并不会认为会产生任何惊天动地的结果和顿然的觉悟。这一切进一步加强了我在思想上的看法,我们不可以依赖某一个个人的力量去“拯救民主”,或者是把永久性和具有意义的一个国家的改革。民主不是一种商品交易。它不是可以通过买卖获得的。它是一个经久不息的运动。它是一种让我们所有人一次又一次通过斗争主渠道渴望的东西。(My meeting with Mahathir—which I attended out of curiosity and sheer kaypoh-ness—didn’t result in any earth-shattering revelations or heart-stopping epiphanies. All it did was reinforce in my mind that we can’t rely on any one individual to “rescue democracy” or bring lasting, meaningful reform to a country. Democracy isn’t a commodity that can be acquired; it’s an ongoing project, an aspiration that all of us need to fight for, over and over again. (见网址:https://www.kirstenhan.com/bl…/2018/8/…/80-minutes-with-dr-m)

201891日,克里斯蒂.韩小姐在自己每周新闻网站发表了一篇澄清有关《海峡时报》的报道文章。

与《海峡时报》刚刚相反的是,陈华覃柄鑫、范国瀚、刘敬贤和我都不是代表一个集体(组织)。陈华彪和马来西亚人权活跃分子希山胡丁是邀请马哈蒂尔医生出席他们计划组织的一个会议,并在会上做主题演讲。这一切与在场的其他人都没有任何的关系。(On 1 SEPTEMBER 2018 Kirsten opens her weekly newsletter with a clarification of The Straits Times’ report

Contrary to The Straits Times’ report, Tan Wah Piow, PJ Thum, Jolovan Wham, Sonny Liew and I did not present ourselves as a collective. Wah Piow and Malaysian activist Hishammuddin Rais extended an invitation to Dr M to speak at a conference that they plan to organise, but that doesn’t actually have anything to do with the rest of us. (见网址:https://wethecitizens.substack.com/p/19-that-awkward-moment…)

 

APOLOGISE AND RESIGN

PAP MP Seah Kian Peng, a member of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods adapted and reposted unfounded allegations from “Fabrications about the PAP (FAP)” [1] to attack and question the loyalty of four young Singaporeans, namely Dr PJ Thum, Kirsten Han, Jolovan Wham and Sonny Liew. [2]

FAP posted an article “Why do Singapore’s useless opposition always sell out Singapore to foreign interest?” on their facebook page on 1 September 2018.

Later the same day, Seah alleged on his facebook wall that the group who met Dr Mahathir had asked him to interfere in Singapore’s politics. He drew attention to Dr P J Thum’s Hari Merdeka comment and to Teo Soh Lung’s one-liner during a livestream of the forum held in Johor Baru recently.

A few days later he apologised to the Singapore Democratic Party for his unsubstantiated allegations but did not apologise to the 4 young Singaporeans and Teo Soh Lung, nor did he remove the offending post.

Seah was fully aware of what happened at the meeting with Dr Mahathir because Dr P J Thum, Sonny Liew and Kirsten Han had blogged about their meeting before he made his unfounded allegations.

The Straits Times on the same day reported about the meeting with Dr Mahathir with this misleading headline: “Activists invite Mahathir to conference on democracy”. (https://www.straitstimes.com/…/activists-invite-mahathir-to…)

It was only Tan Wah Piow and Hishamuddin Rais who had invited Dr Mahathir to a conference in London in 2019.
If they had been exemplary as members of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods and checked what the four Singaporeans had said about their meeting with Dr Mahathir, they would not have accused the young Singaporeans of wrongdoing.

Shanmugam, a minister and also a member of the Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods, Ng Eng Hen, another minister, as well as a former diplomat Bilahari Kausikan, chose not only to echo MP Seah’s unfounded allegations but also to spread falsehoods, misinformation and disinformation about the four Singaporeans. They have acted irresponsibly against innocent citizens.

There is absolutely nothing illegal or wrong for Singaporeans to visit Dr Mahathir to discuss and exchange opinions on politics. The PAP’s youth wing have themselves been invited guests of the Communist Party of the Republic of China. Our own Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong had also crossed the causeway to meet Dr Mahathir shortly after the latter took office again as Prime Minister of Malaysia.

Taking photographs with Dr Mahathir is not disloyal or traitorous conduct on the part of the young Singaporeans. Several ministers have taken wefies with dictator Kim Jong Un in Singapore.

But despite clarifications and calls from Singaporeans to withdraw his post, MP Seah has refused to do so.

As misinformation and disinformation spread, we note with disbelief that the written complaint against MP Seah and Minister Shanmugam from Kirsten Han, P J Thum and Jolovan Wham and addressed to PM Lee Hsien Loong was referred to Minister Shanmugam. This violates all the principles of good governance. How can an alleged offender also be the investigator or arbiter on whether such an offence has been committed?

It is irresponsible of the PAP to falsely accuse and spread disinformation that hurt innocent citizens and divide the populace.

As members of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods, Seah Kian Peng and Shanmugam should not spread falsehoods. They have acted irresponsibly. They should resign from the Committee and apologise to the young Singaporeans and Teo Soh Lung. We urge them to admit their mistakes and do the right thing and resign.

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11 September 2018

[1] See “Why do Singapore’s useless opposition always sell out Singapore to foreign interest?” https://www.facebook.com/…/a.24573592214…/1844558165600183/… )

[2] https://www.facebook.com/SeahKianPeng/posts/1816993741712245?__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARC3YiW05VkPTQzPmp7Utk6XWzsvviY3CKWzCuB8MkYMM9wJXUA6jV1Xq-exyo1FvVFVgT8NC15X0T8bKJi3W-BwOmUl1UpKJ3-vTLqy504gcyNUZPmbnPLw9x8a7QWKr3K4me-qKXM1yt7D-EguL-ruUBDZFdqSg7_c4QxortN5aFgjvvAKfg&__tn__=-R

Quotes from the various people involved who blogged about their experience in KL.

30 August 2018

PJ Thum posted on facebook about meeting Mahathir (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10105206868076431&set=a.529313958421&type=3&theater)

I met with Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir today. I urged him to take leadership in Southeast Asia for the promotion of democracy, human rights, freedom of expression, and freedom of information. I also expressed hopes for closer relations between the people of Malaysia and Singapore, and presented him with a copy of “Living with Myths in Singapore”.

On 31 August he posted “Selamat Hari Merdeka” and wishes the people of Singapore a “happy unofficial independence day”
(https://www.facebook.com/pjthum/posts/10105207399551351?__xts__[0]=68.ARB_n3LaIGQqeooHQXnA0_FUnV23gP_GwIfFX8h1xBLifyYcXNI7UCdst9w7ZnBIIV1RgzEXgz8_KDOc4csFQ40y3ZTJEoWxwwZKYY3CrRx084qoxsSOE6tRa2xCi3h06ZxOew4c6eUUffJmBvVdu0Jnje3rTcLqV9-LRE2GO3dYqjetovQLhxU&__tn__=-R)

Sonny Liew on the same day wrote about his meeting with Dr Mahathir:
(https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10156500116471181&set=a.10153472443236181&type=3&theater)
A little naive perhaps, with known and unknown agendas everywhere, but didn’t pass up the chance to observe the man up close again today, despite the possibly sensitive nature of the optics. He’s never been an uncontroversial politician and leader, but it’s always fascinating to see the adroitness in batting away tricky questions with practiced taichi moves and the strange mixture of change and (mostly?) continuity in his thoughts and outlook.

Kirsten Han blogged about her meeting with Dr Mahathir:
(https://www.kirstenhan.com/bl…/2018/8/…/80-minutes-with-dr-m)
My meeting with Mahathir—which I attended out of curiosity and sheer kaypoh-ness—didn’t result in any earth-shattering revelations or heart-stopping epiphanies. All it did was reinforce in my mind that we can’t rely on any one individual to “rescue democracy” or bring lasting, meaningful reform to a country. Democracy isn’t a commodity that can be acquired; it’s an ongoing project, an aspiration that all of us need to fight for, over and over again.

On 1 SEPTEMBER 2018 Kirsten opens her weekly newsletter with a clarification of The Straits Times’ report (https://wethecitizens.substack.com/p/19-that-awkward-moment…)
Contrary to The Straits Times’ report, Tan Wah Piow, PJ Thum, Jolovan Wham, Sonny Liew and I did not present ourselves as a collective. Wah Piow and Malaysian activist Hishammuddin Rais extended an invitation to Dr M to speak at a conference that they plan to organise, but that doesn’t actually have anything to do with the rest of us.

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