Tag Archives: HONG LIM PARK

10 THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER DO WHEN POLICE SHOWS UP AT YOUR DOOR

You might have read recently that the Singapore police allegedly went around in the night to personally deliver notice letters asking some individuals to assist in investigations relating to the Return Our CPF protest at Hong Lim Park on Sept. 27, 2014. This caused quite a bit of a hoo-ha because police should be out catching thieves instead of doing DHL services.

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RISING POLITICAL STAR ARIFFIN SHA: I AM QUITTING ALL POLITICAL ACTIVITIES FOR MY PARENT’S SAKE

As some of you are aware, I was called up to assist in investigations into a possible offence of unlawful assembly on Sept 27th at HLP. This has caused great distress and alarm to my parents. Accordingly I have decided to withdraw from whatever political activities I have been involved in. As advised by my parents to whom I owe a great debt forever unpaid, I will instead focus my energies on my studies and dedicate more time to them and causes they see fit.

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JUST THROW ROY NGERNG AND HAN HUI HUI INTO JAIL

Juz throw Roy and New Citizen Han Hui Hui into jail for a few weeks (sure can find a suitable charge). Maybe even put them into isolation. As this article shows people even confess to crimes they never committed when isloated (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/special/2014/newsspec_7617/index.html). Happened in a country not known for rough interrogation methods, and which respects human dignity and rights.

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NEW MEASURES TO BE CONSIDERED AFTER CPF PROTEST CHAOS

The police and NParks said they will now consider “appropriate measures” to ensure that the incident on 27 Sep at Hong Lim Park, where 2 events clashed together, will not occur again. In a media statement, the authorities said, “To mitigate potential public order incidents, the Singapore Police Force and NParks may put in place appropriate measures or engage organisers prior to the event to explain the rules and regulations, remind them to act responsibly, observe NParks’ regulations and abide by the laws.” It added that applications for multiple events on the same day are dealt with on a first come, first served basis.

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BLOGGER: THE HONG LIM PARK PROTESTERS WERE LUCKY

The bombshell landed when a 17 minute video surfaced which showed Roy and Han have marched towards the YMCA stage three times and disrupted the performance on stage with their unruly behaviour. PAP junior Minister Teo Ser Luck who was the VIP for the YMCA event has become the target of Roy & Han when they screamed into the loudhailers demanding him to “Return Our CPF”. Some of the supporters of Roy & Han have even gotten physically close to Teo and displayed signs of aggression.

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FOREIGNERS AT HONG LIM PARK VIGIL QUESTIONED BY POLICE

Before the event, police officers reminded him to comply with the rules and regulations for using the area. Mr Wham and co-organiser Rachel Zeng, 31, had a link to these rules on the event's Facebook page when it was set up. They also wrote: "If you don't have a permit, you can come and 'observe'. Observing a protest or a demonstration is legal. How you choose to 'observe' is entirely up to you. We can't stop you and we shouldn't have to!"

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AVOID HOLDING FAMILY ORIENTED EVENTS AT HONG LIM PARK

The fracas at Hong Lim Park last Saturday was unfortunate, regrettable and, with hindsight, avoidable. Hong Lim Park is the only place in Singapore where legitimate peaceful protests are permitted. The National Parks Board noted that, prior to the turn of events at the site last Saturday, no clashes had been reported at any multiple gatherings, including those with opposing agendas (“No previous incidents with multiple events”; Tuesday).

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VIGIL AT HONG LIM PARK TO BACK PROTESTERS

Their candlelight vigil started at 7.30pm, with the crowd spontaneously singing Under A Vast Sky, a Cantonese song by Hong Kong rock band Beyond that has become the protest's unofficial anthem. Event organisers Jolovan Wham, 34, and Rachel Zeng, 31, said they wanted to stand in solidarity with the Hong Kong people who have taken to the streets to push for universal suffrage.

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COME, WE CLAP FOR THEM

It is both saddening and maddening that even "activists" would attempt to justify their actions with nothing more than a flimsy conspiracy theory. A wealthy, powerful government such as ours would not arrange a scheduling conflict to silence insignificant protesters; such trivialities do not concern them. Should it truly intend to prevent a protest, it can easily do so even before any of the protesters set foot in the designated location.

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WHEN YOU’VE LOST MR BROWN, YOU’VE LOST MAINSTREAM SINGAPORE

And once you've lost Mr Brown, you've lost public opinion. Let's call it the Mr Brown Index. You can't dismiss him as a PAP supporter (as you may former SPH journalist Bertha Henson despite her branding herself as a "troublemaker") since Mr Brown famously lost his gig as a Today newspaper columnist in 2006 after a complaint from the Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts over an article he wrote. (Sure, he was later invited to tea with the PM at the Istana in 2012, but so was Andrew Loh.)

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