SINGAPORE: 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.
Both Mr Perera and Ms Seah are married, with two children each.
While some responding to the video have suggested that the exchange points to an extramarital affair, others are questioning the authenticity of the video, asking whether individuals bent on discrediting the WP have planted a deepfake or doctored video to distract from other issues.
Acknowledging the video, WP said on Facebook: “The Workers’ Party is aware of a video clip circulating online today that suggests an inappropriate exchange between two senior Party members.
“The Party is currently looking into the matter and will comment when we have the facts. The Party also expects all its members to fully own and account for their behaviour.”
The Independent Singapore has approached both the members who appear to be involved for comment.
Our publication also understands that an unrelated scandal will break today. Stay tuned for the latest reports as events unfold.