I did not 'deliberately mislead' Parliament in remarks about footage: Leon Perera

I did not 'deliberately mislead' Parliament in remarks about footage: Leon Perera

Yahoo Singapore·2018-01-09 05:10

Non-Constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP) Leon Perera of the opposition Workers’ Party (WP) has apologised to Parliament for his remarks about national broadcaster Mediacorp’s editing of parliamentary footage, even while denying he had intended to mislead the House.

“I apologise to the House for any mistaken impression created by my failure of memory. I agree that parliamentary privilege is a privilege that should never be taken lightly. However, I did not deliberately misrepresent facts or deliberately mislead the House for whatever reason,” said Perera in Parliament on Monday (8 January).

His apology comes after Leader of the House Grace Fu wrote to Perera last week saying that his “allegations” amounted to a “misrepresentation of facts and if left uncorrected, a misleading of Parliament”. She therefore called on him to apologise to the House.

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