SINGAPORE: Member of Parliament Leon Perera did not show up for his scheduled Meet-the-People Session on Monday (Jul 17) following a circulating video clip that shows someone who looks like him purportedly stroking the hand of Nicole Seah.
At the scheduled start time of 7.30 pm, a few residents had already arrived at Block 146 Serangoon North Avenue 1, with volunteers present. By 7.45 pm, Mr Leon did not turn up. The five or so volunteers present attended to the eight residents who came and ran the session in its entirety.
Later in the evening, after his own MPS, party Chief Pritam Singh went to the party’s headquarters in Geylang, where he met other WP leaders, including former secretary-general Low Thia Khiang and Sengkang GRC MP Jamus Lim, to discuss the matter.
The Workers’ Party (WP) confirmed this afternoon (17 July) that it is investigating the veracity of a circulating online video that suggests an inappropriate exchange between two senior party members.
The video, which was initially published on Reddit, has spread like wildfire on other social media websites and chatgroups. The clip, which appears to have been taken in a restaurant during an evening, shows Aljunied GRC MP Leon Perera caressing the hand of Nicole Seah mid-conversation.
However, the authenticity of the video is not confirmed, and there has been speculation that it might have been doctored. /TISG