No offence has been found in regards to the comments made by Heng Swee Keat made at a student’s forum at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) last March.
This was said by the Singapore Police Force on Tuesday (7 July) which is based on the advice of the Attorney-General’s Chambers led by Attorney General Lucien Wong, Lee Hsien Loong’s former private lawyer.
The People’s Action Party candidate in East Coast GRC, who was then Deputy Prime Minister had said that a segment of Singapore’s population is happy to have an individual from a minority race as their prime minister, but the older generation is not ready for that. This was in response to a question by a student by a member of the audience, who noted that Tharman Shanmugaratnam was a popular choice to take on the top job.
Police reports were earlier made against Heng following the two police reports filed against WP candidate, Raeesah Khan on Sunday.
“The police have consulted the Attorney-General’s Chambers, which advised that no offence is disclosed,” said SPF on Tuesday.
“Mr Heng’s remarks, in the context they were made, do not evidence any intent to wound anyone’s racial feelings or promote enmity between different races.”