SINGAPORE: Mr Ng Kok Song, one of the three candidates for the upcoming Presidential Election, was rudely heckled while making his nomination speech on Tuesday (Aug 22).
A man can be heard interrupting Mr Ng not just once but twice. Unbothered, the candidate keeps on going, as seen in a video posted on the Singapore Incidents account on Wednesday (Aug 23).
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The heckling began shortly after Mr Ng, who served as the Group Chief Investment Officer of Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) from 2007 until his retirement in 2013, said, “I do not belong to any political party.”
“Bullsh**!!!” a man’s voice can be heard saying.
Nonplussed, Mr Ng continues, “And so, I’m well placed to unite the people of Singapore to face an uncertain future.
For these three reasons, I humbly ask you, my fellow Singaporeans, to choose me as your President.”
The heckler then cries out again, “No! No! No!”
The candidate has since responded to the heckling when asked about it by reporters at a doorstop interview at Block 475A Upper Serangoon Crescent on Nomination Day.
Mr Ng called the heckler or hecklers, as there were apparently more than one, a “vocal minority” who did not matter to him.
It’s the “silent majority” who had already gone home that counted, mothership quotes him as saying.
In the meantime, his campaigning activities are in full swing. He is meeting people and shaking hands, often accompanied by his fiancee, Ms Sybil Lau.
On Wednesday, his cat, Max Lemon Ng, made a debut on the candidate’s official TikTok page, managing to win some hearts, and maybe even some voters. Max has had his own IG account, however, for the past year and a half.
After my morning visit to the market today, Max was waiting for me as usual. He is such a good boy and he always gives us his full time and attention. He even understands Teochew! I am always so happy to see him waiting when I open my door! Now, I’m headed off to meet all of you at these sessions! ❤️ ABC Brickworks Market and Food Centre Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm Chomp Chomp Food Centre Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm #unitedforourfuture #ngkoksong2023 #catsoftiktok #catlovers #cats