It is no joke to have the police come up to you, tell you they have received a complaint that you are breaking the law while declining to disclose details of this complaint, and then keep you waiting for nearly an hour without any update or information on what was going on… I could not and still cannot shake off the belief that the entire incident was related to the fact that the survey questions could be seen as being politically sensitive
NMP Siew Kum Hong
My ministry and the police are not intending to let that asset be debased by allowing the police to become a tool for petty politics… The integrity and impartiality of the police force should be beyond reproach and that has been and will be our policy.
Law Minister K Shanmugam
Straits Times, 6 Feb 2009