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WP's Daniel Goh lodges police report over 'poison pen letter'

Workers' Party (WP) candidate Daniel Goh has lodged a police report over the "poison pen letter" that was sent to media on Thursday night (Aug 28). 

The e-mail had alleged that Mr Goh, 42, a sociologist, had an affair with one of his ex-students at the National University of Singapore (NUS). 

In a Facebook post uploaded Friday morning, Mr Goh said he lodged the report at Serangoon Neighbourhood Police Centre. 

 

 

Hello everyone, again, I just lodged a police report on the poison pen letter at Serangoon NPC, a short walk down from...

Posted by Daniel Goh 吴佩松 on Thursday, 27 August 2015

 

Mr Goh, who is married, had already refuted the allegations in a post on Facebook on Thursday night.

In the earlier post, he "question(ed) the timing of the poison pen letter coming immediately after the candidate introduction".

In a text message on Thursday night, Dr Goh told The New Paper that his wife had told him that such an incident was "bound to happen", and called it "gutter politics". 

Dr Goh and his 39-year-old wife have a three-year-old son.

In his latest post, he thanked his supporters for rallying around him. 

"I am not a singular person anymore, never was, but now I stand on your giant shoulders; you all give me spiritual strength," he wrote.

"Let's move on to the issues at hand."

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