SDP Secretary-General, Dr Chee SoonJuan, gave a doorstop interview to reporters last night at partyheadquarters. He was asked about the party’s plans now that the WPhas rebuffed the SDP’s unity proposals.$CUT$
The edited reporting by media outletsthis morning appeared to suggest that the party “knew all along”that the Workers’ Party would rebuff the proposals. This isincorrect. It would not have been possible to know how the WP wouldrespond.
WP eventually responded on Saturdaymorning not accepting the proposals. When answering the questionabout WP rebuffing the proposals, Dr Chee was referring to the factthat the party had known all along since Saturday morning and hadtherefore to take this into account in its deliberations.