Famous Last Words:
1994: “I did not have sex with that woman, Monica Lewinsky”— Bill Clinton
2010: “HDB flats are affordable”—Mah Bow Tan
2012: “I took my name out of the ballot for NCMP post”—Png Eng Huat?
Frankly, that was stupid. Why did he even bother to respond directly to Teo Chee Hean at all?
Png could have said, “That is an absurd assertion. The party selected Gerald for NCMP because it wanted to help party leadership succession by elevating the profile of its young leaders. The party chose me for Hougang because I have been here since 2006 and I am familiar to Hougang voters. End of story.”
Instead, now we have Png-Gate.
I don’t think any amount of “clarification” can correct the impression in voters’ minds now.
The only question is—can WP’s brand withstand this slip-up? Clinton got re-elected despite being shown to be a liar. But Mah Bow Tan was “eased out”.
Can Png get elected?
BTW—no prizes for guessing who leaked the meeting minutes. Must be a disgruntled CEC or ex-CEC member.