Updated: MP Penny Low preoccupied with phone in the midst of singing national anthem at NDP
by: Jewel Philemon/
Update: TOC contacted Ms Penny Low and asked her if she has a response to this incident which is widely being discussed online. Ms Low responded to TOC and said:
Thank you for your enquiry.
This is the clarification posted on my FB a couple of hours ago :
“I was so caught up in the wonderful NDP 2011 and felt so proud of being a Singaporean, that i wanted to capture that moment of pride, at the very tail end of the anthem, to share on FB with my residents. If in my enthusiasm i offended anyone, please accept my apologies. NDP is a time to unite not divide. Majulah Singapura!”
Thank you for your kind understanding.
Mr Kenneth Jeyaretnam commenting on this on his Facebook said that this must be an addiction for Ms Low as she should have known that the cameras would be on her. But some on twitter were however defending Ms Low saying she had dropped her phone and was merely picking it up.