Prominent criminal lawyer Subhas Anandan has rubbished an online report that claimed he had offered free legal aid to Hougang residents if the ruling party’s candidate, Mr Desmond Choo, was elected into office as the constituency's Member of Parliament.
Mr Anandan told The New Paper on Monday (May 14): "“This rumour is nonsense.”
The claim had appeared on the online news portal The Temasek Times on May 11.
Mr Anandan said he was annoyed "as the people had been misled", but said he would not be taking any action over the matter.
He emphasised that the legal clinic, to be held on Tuesday (May 15) at 7.30pm, is for the community, and that it could be held again regardless of who won the Hougang by-election on May 26.