Tag Archives: protest

TWO YOUNG MEN ARRESTED FOR PROTESTING OUTSIDE ISTANA

Two men between the ages of 24 and 25 were arrested by the police for staging a protest outside Istana yesterday afternoon (4 Apr) without a permit. Police said the 2 men turned up in front of the Istana with placards at about 4pm. They were clad in identical red hoodies and dark blue jeans.

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KIM JONG UN DISRUPTS LEE KUAN YEW FUNERAL BROADCAST IN HONGKONG

The sombre mood at a Hong Kong viewing of the live broadcast of Lee Kuan Yew's state funeral yesterday was momentarily broken by a Kim Jong-un impersonator and activist. Shouts of "crazy" and "get out" broke out from the crowd as security guards ushered the man away after he took the stage at Central Plaza and called Singapore's founding prime minister "the world's greatest dictator" and cried out, satirically, "long live one-party rule in Singapore".

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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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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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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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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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NPARKS: LAST TIME MULTIPLE EVENTS AT HONG LIM PARK ALSO GOT NO PROBLEMS

The National Parks Board (NParks) has responded (29 Sep) to criticism that it should not have allowed 2 events to take place simultaneously at Hong Lim Park on Saturday (27 Sep). NParks said there have been multiple events – even those with clashing agendas – at Hong Lim Park previously with “no adverse or disorderly incidents”.

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LET US LEARN AND MOVE ON FROM THE CPF PROTEST FIASCO

Sometimes I have a problem digesting what people expect from Roy or HHH? My own personal support of Roy comes from a belief in democracy. He has a right to his opinion and to do what he wants when he breaks no law. That he has through highlighting the CPF issue became famous or infamous as the case maybe cannot fundamentally change the fact that Roy is far from being a politician. The extrapolation of Roy from one issue to being a politician to be loved or hated is ludicrous.

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