Tag Archives: HONG LIM PARK

ROY NGERNG: THE PAP GOVT IS REPEATEDLY USING THE LAW TO PROSECUTE ME

Going for my pre-trial conferences this morning. Had to change my lawyer at the very last minute last night. I am going for the pre-trial conference for the defamation suit at 9am at the Supreme Court, and then going for the pre-trial conference for the charges in relation to the Hong Lim Park protests at the State Court at 10am. So late last night, I had to then find another lawyer who would be willing to take on the cases. As most of you would know by now, it is very difficult to find lawyers in Singapore who would take up such cases.

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IS ROY NGERNG BEING CHARGED FOR SPEAKING UP?

He and the rest are being charged for disrupting the YMCA event and causing a nuisance. Was he denied from speaking? Again no, they had been allocated a specific lawn to have their protests, demonstrations and talk. Further to this, they have been given permission to organise protests every month. No one else does this but them. Yet they were allowed at all times even on a day when another event was given earlier permission, they were still allowed.

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HONG LIM PROTEST: SIX CHARGED WITH BEING PUBLIC NUISANCE

SIX people, including activist Han Hui Hui and blogger Roy Ngerng Yi Ling, were yesterday charged with committing a public nuisance act at Hong Lim Park last month which disrupted a charity carnival. Han, 23, and Ngerng, 33, were also charged with organising a demonstration without approval.

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SIX IN HONG LIM PARK FRACAS FACE PUBLIC NUISANCE CHARGES

SIX protesters, including activist Han Hui Hui and blogger Roy Ngerng, who took part in a Hong Lim Park march that disrupted a charity event last month, will be in court on Monday to face charges of public nuisance. The police also said yesterday that Ms Han, 22, and Mr Ngerng, 34, each face a second charge of organising a demonstration without approval.

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SINGAPORE HUMAN RIGHTS GROUP EXPRESSES CONCERN ABOUT CANCELLATION OF APPROVALS FOR SPEAKER CORNER EVENT

MARUAH is deeply concerned about the cancellation of approvals granted for the “Return our CPF” protest scheduled at Speakers’ Corner on 25th October 2014. When Speakers’ Corner was first established in 2000, it was specifically designated as the one protected area in Singapore where speakers could speak freely (with the usual restrictions on race, religion and national security) without having to apply for a permit under the Public Entertainments Act (and its successor the Public Entertainments and Meetings Act). The reforms of 2008 further promoted free speech and civil society development in Singapore and were welcomed by all.

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PROTESTS THAT MATTER IN SINGAPORE

In the Arab Spring it was clear that there were no available and working channels for the masses to have their voices heard. But in Hong Kong and in Singapore there are several operating channels.

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HAN HUI HUI’S SPEAKER CORNER PERMIT CANCELLED

The statement said Ms Han and others are being investigated for a "Return Our CPF" event on Sep 27. On that day, Ms Han had led a protest march which encroached into an area of Hong Lim Park which the YMCA was using for a charity event. NParks and police had previously said their noisy conduct had frightened some special needs performers taking the stage at the YMCA carnival.

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MANUAL FOR ACTIVISM IN SINGAPORE

Many people have compared the recent #ReturnOurCPF protest with the Occupy Central protests in HK and some have said that ours pale in comparison while others have criticised Roy and Hui Hui for heckling the children. Whatever the misunderstandings, it is a fact that we do not have true democracy in Singapore because we cannot even hold a protest outside of a designated spot and it still requires speakers to apply for a permit, whereas in HK, the people are free to protest anywhere they like. The PAP have also made use of the police to clamp down on activists and this time it is no different as Hui Hui and other activists were made to report to Cantonment for police questioning.

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