Member of Parliament Tan Wu Meng attacked at Meet-the-People Session

(Photo: Tan Wu Meng 陈有明/Facebook)

Jurong GRC MP Tan Wu Meng was attacked by a man during his Meet-the-People session (MPS) in Clementi on Monday night (16 Apr), according to media reports.

Channel NewsAsia reported that at about 10pm, a man rushed in during the session and started hitting the People’s Action Party MP with his fists.

“It was very sudden. I was actually interviewing another resident, the next thing I knew someone was hitting me and I fell to the floor,” Dr Tan, 43, told CNA.

Volunteers and residents at the session pulled the man off Dr Tan and restrained him until the police and the Singapore Civil Defence Force arrived.

Dr Tan reportedly suffered minor injuries, including bruises on an arm and abrasions on his neck. He was taken to a hospital’s Accident and Emergency department for assessment before returning to the session to continue writing appeal letters.

The attacker, whom Dr Tan described as being in his 30s and not a “regular visitor”, was later arrested.

“This gentleman had only come to the MPS once before, about a year ago, and we didn’t get a chance to interview him this time before he started hitting me, but we were able to piece together what his current problem is,” Dr Tan told The Straits Times, adding that he couldn’t share what the man’s issue is.

Yahoo News Singapore has reached out to the police for comment.

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