Friday, April 4, 2014

Video. "Speakers Cornered". Singapore's disgraceful harassment of peaceful protesters during the IMF-WB Meeting in Singapore Sept 19-20 2006

Ladies and Gentlemen,

During the IMF World Bank Meeting in Singapore held from 19th to 20th September in 2006, Chee Soon Juan, Secretary General of the opposition Singapore Democratic Party and his supporters had wanted to hold a protest at the Speakers Corner and move on to Parliament House and other locations to protest.

Although they had committed no crime, the police had encircled the protesters and prevented them from carrying out their plan to walk to the other locations, by literally encircling them and refusing them movement.

This is the video link to "Speakers Cornered" :

You can see for yourself the disgrace of this one party police state where it's citizens are prevented from any human rights including the right to freedom of speech, protest or even movement.

Unbelievably this is the "first world country" that Lee Kuan Yew and his government claim they are, in reality no better than the worst third world totalitarian police state, where citizens can be prevented from even speaking, protesting or even walking if the police so decide.

This is the sort of disgrace that should warn any person who intents to immigrate to the island to stop and think. Do you want yourself and your children to live in a society where the police are at liberty to order you to do anything they want, stop you from engaging in even normal everyday activities, where you are powerless, like a slave to their masters.

Please do not immigrate to Singapore if you have a choice. And Singaporeans watching this video should leave the island for settlement aboard and young men should refuse to do national service for a country that behaves in this disgraceful way.

The following is an extract from Wikipedia on this protest:

Gopalan Nair
Attorney at Law
A Singaporean in Exile
Fremont, California USA
Tel: 510 491 8525

Some members of the Singapore opposition, including the Singapore Democratic Party, conducted a protest rally and march on 16 September 2006. The so-called Empower Singaporeans Rally and March was set to start at 11 am at the Speakers' Corner at Hong Lim Park but was refused to continue to other planned stops at Parliament House, Suntec City, and the Istana.[42] On 11 September, it was reported that the police had started an investigation against these protest plans. The police reportedly had denied two applications for the planned peaceful protest and therefore confiscated leaflets that were handed out at Raffles City.[43] Dr. Chee Soon Juan, of the Singapore Democratic Party, held a speech at Hong Lim Park.[44] On 17 September, the protesters announced that they would continue their protest until Tuesday morning, 19 September, after Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's speech before the WB-IMF meeting.[45]

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