High Commissioner of singapore clarifies,Kejriwal's remarks would not impact India-Singapore ties



After so much political backlash between the politicians within the country and between the government of Singapore and India high commissioner of Singapore Simon Wong today said to India that the comment made by Delhi CM Arvind kejriwal regarding the Singapore Covid-19 variant would not affect India Singapore joins fight against Covid-19 "hand-in-hand". Singapore will continue transportation of medical aid to fight against the pandemic without any political boundary or colour.“It (Delhi CM's remarks) would not impact our (India-Singapore) hand-in-hand fight against Covid-19. As witnessed yesterday and today with transportation of medical aid, we're working together. 

The pandemic knows no boundary or political colour,” ANI said quoting Wong. Within India arindam bakshi spokesperson of the ministry of external affairs tweeted that kejriwal 3mark where highly oblique a tree and Singapore government has shown strong objection against it. Moreover, external affairs minister as chess Shankar has indirectly called kejriwal “irresponsible” and the Indian high commission said that Delhi CM does not have any authority to make such derogatory comments which would harm the friendship between both the Nations. “In Singapore, we have Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) to mitigate misinformation, and we reserve the right to invoke POFMA on assertions made by CM (Delhi). However, we're satisfied with GoI's clarification,”  Wong added.“The Singapore Government prefers to deal with viruses and its variants in scientific terms. We abide closely with WHO’s recommendation of not giving the virus any geographical name. We focus more on the scientific aspect rather than to put a finger on anyone” he reminded WHO’s recommendation.

Source- Hindustan Times



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