For you who have read our quotes in today’s ST piece, this is the full statement that we issued. While we all have our differing opinions, we should also remember that healthy debate can only take place in an atmosphere of mutual respect and understanding. Given that this is still a case pending a hearing in Court, we need to also respect the rule of law, and refrain from acts that will prejudice the case from being heard fairly.

WE RECOGNISE that the matter has been taken to the court, and we should let the law take its course. We understand the need to respect the sanctity of the Judiciary, and not undertake acts seen to pressure it, or prejudice a case that stands before it.

WE ACKNOWLEDGE that a society as pluralistic and diverse as ours will have a multitude of viewpoints, which all of us have to respect and cherish, as it is this spectrum of opinions, beliefs and ideas that make Singapore strong, not the differences that seek to divide us from being truly, one united people.