DANIEL DE COSTA became the face of a vocal Nomination Day crowd when he was featured on the cover of The New Paper, where Dr Tony Tan was heckled by supporters from different camps.
He then wrote to TNP. His letter is appended below.
Since his response, TNP met and spoke with Mr De Costa at presidential candidate Tan Jee Say's rally.
Read the full story here: Tan Jee Say's rally: Familiar faces turn up.
I refer to the Subject with 2 attachments.
On Thursday 18 Aug 11, your paper carried a report on the front page titled, "Tan Jee Say on supporters who booed Tony Tan: We Can't Control The Crowds".
The report was accompanied by a picture of me in the foreground. I was in the crowds at the nomination centre of King George's Ave.
However, I was there to passionately lend my support to Mr Tan Jee Say and not to boo Mr Tony Tan as implied by The New Paper juxtaposing the picture on headlines in the report of its front page. I was also at the same time, cheering for Mr Yam Ah Mee.
Hence, I would like to express my disappointment at the New Paper's insinuation and unprofessionalism. Indeed, using my picture in such a manner is highly misleading.