Police: PAP press statement on Raeesah Khan disclose 'no offence'

Reports were filed against the PAP's press statement.

Darryl Laiu | July 08, 2020, 10:07 PM

In response to media queries, the police confirmed in a statement on July 8 that there was indeed a report made against PAP's press statement titled "The Workers’ Party’s position on Sengkang Candidate Ms Raeesah Khan".

The statement added: "In consultation with the Attorney-General’s Chambers, it was assessed that no offence was disclosed."

The report was made by Alfred Goh, who posted pictures of the report on Facebook on July 6. In the post, he wrote that "the purpose of this report is to hold the PAP accountable for an "offence of promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion or race under Section 298A of the Penal Code" as well as the spreading of online falsehoods."

Goh took issue with a line in the statement that read: "In fairness to voters, both in Sengkang and elsewhere, the WP should state its stand on Ms Raeesah's posts, since she has admitted to making highly derogatory statements about Chinese and Christians."

There are at least two other police reports made in relation to police reports made against comments made by Raeesah Khan on social media.

Top image from PAP's Facebook and Raeesah Khan.