SINGAPORE - In his most recent Facebook status updated about three hours ago, Minister of State for Trade and Industry Teo Ser Luck has confirmed that Roy Ngerng issued an apology for disrupting a weekend charity carnival at Hong Lim Park.
On Facebook, Mr Teo said: "Since Roy Ngerng offered the apology, it's a step forward. I think he should especially for the children.
"The protesters were going after me but it affected the children and the event. For this I feel sorry and would apologise to YMCA and the children for this inconvenience caused because of my presence," added Mr Teo.
Mr Teo was the guest-of-honour at YMCA's Proms @ the Park carnival, which was held last Saturday afternoon.
Mr Ngerng and another blogger, Ms Han Hui Hui, had organised a protest on CPF issues at the park, coinciding with the charity carnival at the same venue.
According to The Straits Times, Mr Ngerng, 33, and Ms Han, 22 had led several hundred people on a march through the YMCA event, and allegedly heckling special-needs children who were on stage.
The protesters, some of whom were waving the Singapore flag, were chanting "Vote them out, PAP" and "Return our CPF", just as the children were about to perform a dance item.
Videos of the encounter have been circulating on social media and drew criticism from netizens.
Ending off with a smiley on his recent status, Mr Teo said: "It's supposed to be a happy event. We will all learn something from here."