POLICE WARNS AHOK SUPPORTERS NOT TO HOLD GATHERING IN SPORE

Plans by supporters of jailed Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama to hold events in Singapore to support him are illegal, the police warned in an advisory.

Supporters of the ex-governor, popularly known as Ahok, are planning to hold events at the Speakers’ Corner and other parts of Singapore.

Ahok was sentenced to two years jail for blasphemy against Islam. His conviction and sentencing have sparked protests in Jakarta.

The Singapore police warned that participating in public assemblies without a police permit is illegal in Singapore.

“Foreigners visiting or living in Singapore have to abide by our laws. They should not import the politics of their own countries into Singapore. Those who break the law will be dealt with firmly, and this may include termination of visas or work passes where applicable.” the police said.

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