This has to be one of those “I say, you say” situations which Lee Hsien Loong said will leave "a permanent question mark hanging over his reputation, and the reputation of my government."
Zaqy maintains that his credibility hinges on the replacement of railings at the staircase, that the railings have been there for some time and are not new. The lady hurt as a result of a poorly maintained staircase says different:
One plausible reasoning is that the MP does not want to see his name associated/tarnished by the negative publicity in the event the insurance investigators rule in favour of the damsel in distress. Here someone should tell the MP about the Streisand effect. Wikipedia defines this as the phenomenon whereby an attempt to hide, remove, or censor a piece of information has the unintended consequence of publicizing the information more widely, usually facilitated by the Internet.
Thanks to the brouhaha raised about "editorial integrity", we are entertained again by the sight of another MP shooting himself in the leg.