A Bukit Batok SMC resident submitted a letter from her PAP town council saying that the PAP MP “apologised deeply” when there was no apology at all.

“I am a resident at Bukit Batok and I received this letter in my mailbox from Jurong GRC MP Desmond Lee. The 2nd line says David Ong “has apologised deeply to residents for having to resign prematurely.” I don’t remember him doing so. Did he?

Janice Tan”

A check on media reports in the past two weeks revealed that this is true: PAP MP David Ong did not apologise. This is the actual response from David Ong:

“I feel that it’s the right thing to do to step down for the best interests of the party, my constituents and family.

There is personal indiscretion on my part which I deeply regret. I would appreciate if you can give me and my family the privacy to heal and rebuild.”

Rather, the only person who apologised is Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shamugaratnam. It appears the Bukit Batok PAP Town Council lied to their residents for the sake of the upcoming by-election.