Delhi/ Singapore: After making headlines for allowing the sale of Maggi noodles made in India, Singapore has gone ahead and withdrawn the clean chit.
While the nation state that it was banning the sale pending a secondary review, sources from within the Singapore government have confirmed that the ban occurred because several officials started getting calls from the Times Now office.
“A certain Mr. Arnab Goswami from some channel called Times Now has been calling several of us through the week, asking us ‘India wanted to know why we did not ban Maggi’,” a Singapore government official said, on condition of anonymity.
“He keeps shouting at us even when we give him rational explanations. He threatened some of us that he would travel to Singapore and question us in person as well. We are genuinely scared of this fellow; most of us have increased our medical insurance limits after Jack Qi in the Finance Ministry got high blood pressure from one such call.”
“We did not know India wanted to know so badly,” the official said.