Singapore

WP's Goh refutes affair allegation

Workers' Party (WP) candidate Daniel Goh has refuted an allegation that he had an affair with one of his ex-students.

The National University of Singapore associate professor published a statement on his Facebook page on Thursday (Aug 27) night after an e-mail containing the allegation was sent to the media.

 

 

Hello everyone, thank you for your amazing support thus far. Thanks for encouraging me to stand strong. Someone wrote a...

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

 

In a text message, Dr Goh told The New Paper: "I am fine, thank you. My wife is amazing. She said: 'Nothing to it. You know it's bound to happen. Gutter politics'."

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

An e-mail from a sender known as Max Chan was sent to several media outlets as well as WP bigwigs Low Thia Khiang and Sylvia Lim.

In it, the sender alleged that Dr Goh had an affair in 2008 with a post-graduate student from his department.

The letter writer claimed he knew about the affair from the student's boyfriend, who had discovered about the alleged affair from her phone messages.

Dr Goh said that he did advise the student in question over her master's thesis from 2007 to 2009, but denies anything improper with her.

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