This is not the first time my right to speak at Hong Lim Park speakers’ corner is being violated.
I have been trying to use the website every single month since 27th September 2014.
The most recent (16th November 2016) being as follows:
From: [email protected]
Sent: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 3:02 AM
Subject: Not Approved – Application for Use of Speakers’ Corner at Hong Lim Park
Your application has not been approved.
If you require further assistance, please email [email protected]
After using the website for more than 26 times over the past 26 months, the above email was sent to me on only three occasions:
29th April 2015, 23rd July 2016 and 16th November 2016.
There were months where I have sent in more than one request on the nparks website but there was not a single response.
Singapore’s District Judge Mr CHAY YUEN FATT’s has already made judgement against me which disqualifies me from standing for Singapore’s parliamentary election as follows:
1. SGD$2,500 fine because “She rallied her Facebook readers”.
2. SGD$600 fine because I “made vitriolic speeches to denounce the government and various government policies”.
May I know how long does nparks plan to ban me from speaking and/or organising event at Hong Lim Park?
As the event is this Saturday (10th December) on Human Rights Day 2016, is nparks planning to use delay tactics so that my rights to freedom of speech, freedom of expression and public assembly will be continuously violated, even at the only place allowed for Singaporeans to gather?
I have never and will not be speaking on racial or religion issues since the PAP government has made it illegal to do so via the sedition law.
(Even though Singapore’s first prime minister got off scot free saying
“If, for instance, you put in a Malay officer who’s very religious and who has family ties in Malaysia in charge of a machine gun unit, that’s a very tricky business. I’m saying these things because they are real, and if I don’t think that, and I think even if today the Prime Minister doesn’t think carefully about this, we could have a tragedy.” and
“I think we were progressing very nicely until the surge of Islam came, and if you asked me for my observations, the other communities have easier integration – friends, inter-marriages and so on – than Muslims… I would say, today, we can integrate all religions and races, except Islam.”)
My topics will be as stated by the organiser
“the sorry state of human rights in Singapore” touching on:
1. The government has no transparency as to how Temasek lost $24 billion in a year, DBS has lapses in relation to the 1MDB-related fund and how police interrogation led to death of our youth.
2. There is no accountability when it comes to deaths caused by Hepatitis C, outbreak of tuberculosis cases, outbreak of Zika cases, SGD$470,000 spent on a bin centre or even SGD$368 million spent on 26 defective MRT trains.
3. As well as PAP policies that affect our lives, including but not limited to:
a. After 7th Jun 2014 event on our pension fund, the CPF Minimum Sum at SGD$148,000 was renamed to CPF Retirement Sum, and increased to the current SGD$161,000.
b. After 12th Jul 2014 event on our public healthcare, the CPF Medisave Contribution Ceiling at SGD$43,500 was renamed to CPF Basic Healthcare Sum, and increased to the current $49,800.
c. After 23rd Aug 2014 event on our public housing, additional rules apply to the use of CPF savings for flats with remaining lease of less than 60 years, no CPF can be used if the remaining lease of a flat is less than 30 years and a flat owner is eligible to use his CPF savings for the flat only if his age plus the remaining lease of the flat is at least 80 years.
d. After 27th Sep 2014 event on our jobs employment, we now have a 3.2% increase in bus fare, $30 increase in carpark fees, 10% increase in electricity tariffs, increase in lifts and trains breakdown.
Han Hui Hui