By Goh Meng Seng
22 April 2010
I hope this public statement could round it up and close the chapter.
I didn’t know the little leak of my intention of selling my flat to finance my party’s election campaign would create such a hype on the internet. I didn’t even tell the real reason behind my sale of my flat when I mention it to my property agent friend and an associate. But they know me long enough to second guess my real intention. Out of good intention, they make it public.
I hereby send my heartfelt thanks to many of my friends and supporters for their encouraging words and support. When the going gets tough, I will get tougher. Don’t worry about me as I am a survivor and I would definitely not pitch tent on the beaches to live for the rest of my life although I do like to camp outdoors once a while. I especially touched when friends from the old days send messages to show their support. Touched because as old friends, they understand me well and have that trust and confidence in me that I would really make sacrifices for social-political causes if there is a necessity to do so. They would not believe in other people’s skepticism of my move and stood firmly behind me by giving me and family the uncompromising support and comforting words.
Written by Ng E-Jay
21 April 2010
(This article was originally written for TOC.)
The Secretary-General of the National Solidarity Party (NSP), Mr Goh Meng Seng, has revealed to close associates and supporters that he intends to sell his HDB flat in Serangoon North in order to fund his upcoming election campaign.
This was announced on Mr Tan Kin Lian’s blog as well as on the Sammyboy Alfresco Coffeeshop forum. Mr Goh had helped the ex-NTUC chief deliver the mandarin versions of his speeches at Hong Lim Park in late 2008 during the Lehman minibond saga.
TOC’s Political Desk caught up with Mr Goh Meng Seng yesterday to enquire about his decision to go “all in” against the incumbent People’s Action Party (PAP).
By Goh Meng Seng
5th of Jan is the birthday of the belated democratic fighter, Joshua Benjamin Jeyaratnam, better known as JBJ. I attended the commemoration gathering at Hong Lim Park this evening and gave a short speech.
My speech revolves around the theme, JBJ is the Icon of my generation, the lost generation. Why lost generation?
I am coming to 40 year old, born in 1970. My childhood was spent in the era of White Terror. Throughout my first 10 years of living, I have been “indoctrinated with fear” by my parents and elders. Whenever I talked bad about the government, they would just try to shut me up, warning me “The MATA (policemen) will come after you!”