Tag Archives: Detention

FIRST PERSON QUESTIONED BY POLICE OVER MRT PROTEST

The police have questioned at least one of the man involved in an alleged protest that took place on an MRT train. The group were protesting against the he detentions under the Internal Security Act (ISA) 30 years ago. The man, Mr Sean Francis Han, 22, is an activist and also the editor of wakeupsg.com. Mr Han spoke to the media after the left the Police Cantonment Complex, where he was questioned today, and said he did not know if there were any charges against him or the outcome of the questioning. He was also not sure if the rest of the group that took part in the protest will be called up for questioning by the police. Police had earlier said that they were looking at the protest, where the alleged protesters were seen riding a train on the North-South Line while holding copies of the book and wearing blindfolds in a silent protest.

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TEO SOH LUNG: CHINA DIDN’T DETAIN TERREX BEFORE DOESN’T MEAN THAT SG WAS DOING THE RIGHT THING

I was startled when I read Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen’s statement in My Paper today. “The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) and the Government will start proceedings to recover the armoured vehicles seized in Hong Kong once the reasons for their detention are made clear”. The report went on to say that Dr Ng said that “… the Terrex has been transported by commercial carriers ever since it was introduced” and that “Singapore has not suffered any loss or detention of equipment prior to this incident.”

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2 S’POREAN MEN DETAINED FOR INTENTIONS TO BECOME ISIS FIGHTERS

MHA announced on Wednesday that two Singaporeans have been detained under the ISA for involvement in terrorism activities. Muhammad Shamin Mohamed Sidek (aged 29) and Muhammad Harith Jailani (aged 18) were both detained in August 2015. Investigations revealed that both men harboured intentions of travelling to Syria to join ISIS and engage in violent activities.

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TEO SOH LUNG: THE FEAR IS DEAD, ABOLISH THE ISA

Realising that fear was the reason which prevented me from giving an honest answer to the journalists, I suddenly felt liberated. It was as if a heavy load was lifted. I immediately resolved that the next person who asked me if I was going to Parliament House to pay my respect, I would let it be known that I do not respect a leader who imprisoned citizens without trial, who caused so much suffering to those imprisoned, their families and their friends.

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DAUGHTER OF ISA DETAINEE SAYS HER FATHER FORGIVES LEE KUAN YEW

In 1978, I saw Dad handcuffed and led into our home by a team of officers from the Internal Security Department. I was 8 years old. And the entire episode unfolded before me like an extremely bad B-grade movie that did not seem to have a proper beginning or an ending. The sketchy storyline went like this for an 8 year old. Dad was involved in “political discussions” with a group of lawyers who took a pro-Communist stand. He had to be punished for having an opinion that was not aligned to our government’s stand.

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