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SDP chief Chee Soon Juan visits family of dead soldier – member of public starts fundraising campaign




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The secretary-general of Singapore Democratic Party (SDP), Dr Chee Soon Juan, wrote in his Facebook that he met the mother of the dead soldier, Dominique Sarron Lee.
Dr Chee said that Dominique’s mother, Felicia Seah, had emailed the secretary-general and had asked to meet him. He said that it was an emotional session, where Madam Seah recounted her ordeal as tears kept running down her cheeks.
“Here is a mother who doesn’t want anything other than justice and accountability for her dead son,” said Dr Chee.
“I just want closure to this matter but how can I get closure if I’m not getting answers about my son’s death?” the mother asked Dr Chee.
Reminding people that it has been more than three years since Dominique died following national service training with smoke grenades, Dr Chee said that “Mindef and SAF have much to answer for.”
“There are still many facts that the public has yet to learn. Parents who have sons who are going to be enlisted, pay attention,” Dr Chee added.
The secretary-general said that his political party will study the matter further and will make a statement in the near future.
Meanwhile, a member of the public has started an online fundraising campaign to raise funds for Dominique Sarron Lee’s family.
Brian Wong who started the campaign said “no parent should have to pay for the death of their child, and we cannot stand by and let such a price be exacted from a grieving mother.”
Brian urged Singaporeans to stand with the soldier’s family in their hour of grief and injustice.
Details of the fund-raising campaign is here: https://www.generosity.com/fundraising/for-dominique-sarron-lee.

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